It all began in India. Martin, one of the founders of Friends of Tea, was one day out and about at the Glenburn Tea Estate in the highlands of Darjeeling. Surrounded by sustainably cultivated tea plants in the mountain slopes of the Himalayas, he had an idea: how about bringing the tea directly from the tea gardens to the end consumer? The tea trade is in fact characterized by long
trade chains. From the tea garden to the end consumer, a tea often passes through up to 15 different intermediaries. Tea of inferior quality is often produced in the countries of origin at minimal prices. Due to the many middlemen, these teas in Germany often demand a horrendous price despite their quality.
We are always looking for fantastic new teas for our assortment all over the world. For this we usually travel directly to the countries of origin. So you can get a direct impression of the tea garden. We get to know the local people and build a connection to the tea. In order for a tea to be included in our shop, it must meet certain requirements.
2. The tea must come directly from the tea garden. >
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All our teas are regularly checked for residues. Only when a tea is completely flawless may it find its way into a Friends of Tea bag!
Leo has been employed as a tea specialist with Friends of Tea since March 2019. He is mainly responsible for the Friends of Tea Blog, merchandise purchasing and social media channels.