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The Journey to Tea From Kenya: JusTea's Story
Most people don’t know it, but Kenya is actually the largest exporter of Black Tea in the world! There are over half-a-million small-scale Kenyan tea farmers. Unfortunately, when these farmers harvest their tea leaves, their only option is to sell them at a low price to large-scale factories. We first learned of this farmer hardship on our initial trip to Kenya in 2012. We spent a week with Davison and Grace on their one-acre “shamba” and heard from them and their neighbours that they were going to have to uproot their tea bushes because their tea earnings did not provide them with basic family needs – food, water, sanitation, and education.
After many trips to Kenya, meeting with farmers, researching the tea industry, and consulting with NGOs on the ground, we knew there could be a different experience for Kenyan tea farmers and tea drinkers around the world. Since 2012, we have partnered with the Katah family and the Nandi Hills community to establish Kenya’s first-ever “Artisanal Tea Cottage Factory” owned and managed by small-scale tea farmers! We are leading the research and processing of new Kenyan teas (like Purple Tea!) but more importantly we are paying fair-prices for farmers tea leaves and creating steady employment where there wasn’t any before.
Committed to Fair Employment and Investing in Kenyan Communities
Women's Co-opJusTea is the first North-American partner for this cooperative's organic herbal teas. Over 80% of the employees are women and they support hundreds of farmers in their community.
100% Fair-Trade and A Proud Member of the Fair Trade Federation
JusTea is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation which is a holistic approach to the fair-trade supply-chain. We are one of the few tea companies in North America that have been verified by the FTF because all of our teas strictly follow fair-trade principles.
JusTea: Hand Picked, Garden-Direct Fresh, Whole Leaf TeaJusTea exclusively offers whole leaf tea. This results in a more delicious and much fuller flavour. Every JusTea leaf is hand-picked in the garden to select the best quality and maintain the whole leaf quality. We work directly with the farmers to consistently provide you with the freshest cup of tea possible!
JusTea’s Sustainable Tea Farming in Kenya
Our goal is to actively improve the environment through sustainable farming practices, encouraging biodiversity and soil-regeneration, and providing earth-friendly packaging for all our products. We make sure you receive the tastiest tea possible with the lowest carbon footprint.
100% Pesticide and Chemical Free Soil
Eco-Friendly, Organic Tea Grown On A Small Scale
Earth Friendly Packaging & Plastic Free Tea Bags
Growing Biodiverse Food Gardens