Our Ethical Values
The Earth is important to us here at Hampstead Tea. Its plants nourish us, it's sunsets make us smile, and the seasons teach us important lessons. For all these reasons the Tea plants we nurture are our small thanks to the Earth for her kindness. We use the best practices we know of in our Tea growing, trying always to put more in than we take out.
Kiran, Founder of Hampstead Tea
Women and Our Tea Estates
From The Earth To Our Everyday
We reinvent the wheel several times a day to find paper, packaging, people that share our vision and thoughts. We brought stitched (not glued) tea bags to the UK; we said no to nylon and GM corn-starch as tea bags. We look for The Purity Of The Source – TPOTS ..in everything we do!
A Self-Sustaining Lifestyle
Circle Of Life
As a result of the biodynamic and uber-organic farming, insects have evolved as the Tea protectors. Enter the "Tea deva" – a living, dancing insect disguised as a tea leaf that feeds on the aphids each spring, saving the delicate new leaves for the coveted muscatel second flush. Giant bamboos grow fast and furiously enclosing the estate in a cocoon far away from harmful pesticides. Walk around and you will see the ultimate organic certification – glistening spider webs ready for insect action.
Each family welcomes visitors all year round to absorb, learn and share their world, spreading their knowledge far and wide. Almost 600 people have visited these communities, that is 600 enlightened folks!