Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor0
Green Gift Guide 2014: Fair-Trade World Teas from Tealet
Tealet falls into the category of companies we love. This awesome startup has a cool business model: they travel the world to source high quality black, green, white and red teas from various regions, working with individual farmers and growers to find the best tea available (#dreamjob). With each delicious purchase, the customer can learn about the individual tea, the region and the grower, bridging the gap between grower and consumer and putting an interesting twist on the farm-to-table model.
This unique business model allows customers to connect with the farmers in a way that has not be available previously. As consumers become more savvy about where their food comes from, it’s important for companies to meet the demand for transparency in the food supply. Not only is Tealet meeting this demand, it’s making it fun, by including pictures of the farmers, notes and even a QR code that customers can scan to learn more about their tea selection.
Not only does Tealet create connections with farmers and customers around the world, they are changing how tea is purchased. By working directly with growers and selling to customers, they are able to facilitate fair-trade prices for all their farmers, which allows them to expand operations and continue to make high quality tea. This is better for the economy, better for the farmer and for us, since we’re paying just for the tea, and not any other stuff that large food conglomerates have to pay for (like lobbying, layers, food recalls and more).
Tealet is hosting a sale for the holidays (until December 18!), which makes it a perfect addition to our Green Gift Guide 2014! Check out Tealet’s sale page here and stock up on caffeinated goodies for all the friends and family on your list. Their adorable tea tins make perfect stocking stuffers, hostess gifts or white elephant gifts. There are also tea sets for the true tea aficionado in your life. Find more at Tealet. If you are pregnant be sure to check with your health care provider about which teas are safe for pregnancy.