Travels in a Tea Cup

Why Don’t We Have a Fair Trade Certification?

Why Don’t We Have a Fair Trade Certification?

While Fair Trade is a great idea in principle, we found that it does not necessarily work for all small businesses. After a long research, we decided not to pursue that route, but we understand that you may want to know why. Here are our reasons, and our way to trade fairly.

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We Don’t Have To Be Organic To Do Good

We Don’t Have To Be Organic To Do Good

At Darvaza Teas, we chose not to sell organic teas. We are fully aware how controversial this decision is, and that's why we want to explain our motivation for doing so.

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How Do We Price Our Teas?

How Do We Price Our Teas?

As you may have read in this post, on average in the UK, the big supermarkets and tea brands keep around 67% of the retail price of the pack of black tea, and only 4% goes to the tea workers themselves. As Darvaza Teas, we want to turn this around. We refuse to compromise, on anything at all: We want good tea, and we want that the people who made it possible receive their fair share. To achieve our goal, we took a hard look at what it takes, and how much it costs, to bring you the high quality...

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The Big Picture of Tea

The Big Picture of Tea

Tea is a global product, a staple item in countless households around the world. But what is its real cost, financial and human? And how can we do better than the current international status quo?

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वादा/Promise: Our Principles in Action

वादा/Promise: Our Principles in Action

As consumers, we like to know where our food comes from and how it was made. We also want to know that we are paying a just price for it. As a company, we tell you. Explore what and how we do what we believe is right.

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