We are always trying to put in more than we take out, from our organic only farming to home compostable tea bags. We want to create tea that is kind to nature.
- Kiran, Founder of Hampstead Tea
We are extremely pleased to share that we are the number 1 most ethical tea brand in the UK by Ethical Consumer for a 4th year running!
As part of our mission to give back to the earth, our packaging and tea bags are plastic-free and home compostable* . We were the first to bring stitched (not glued) tea bags to the UK; many other tea companies still use plastic or GM tea bags. The microplastics found in these tea bags find their way into the soil, sea and even the human body. Which is why it’s so important to us that our organic tea is in plastic-free packaging.
The Makaibari Tea Gardens are a secret paradise nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Makaibari was amongst the first in the world to carry the Fairtrade, Organic and then Biodynamic certifications. At Makaibari tea bushes grow under jungle canopies, and wild tigers roam the hills among exotic birds and flowers. As the wildlife flourishes, from the nutrient-rich soil grows the most delicious tea. Here the tea is plucked by hand following the earth's natural calendar.
Way back in the late 1980s we were among the first in the UK to produce Fairtrade certified products, so we’re a bit sentimental about it. Since then our Fairtrade range has grown and our passion has remained. As part of our mission to give back more than we take, that also includes supporting the workers and their families. Fairtrade is an excellent organisation which, among other great things, gives the workers a premium which they invest into healthcare, education and housing.