The reason we only do direct business with our tea farmers, besides the guarantee of high quality tea, is to raise social awareness into ongoing issues.
By giving a good price per kilo to the farmer, they can invest in better business management, equipment but also logistical advances in the area. By doing this, living conditions are improved, which in turn, improves the tea and you can taste that back in every cup. Likewise, we also tend to pick a close-by project that requires extra attention. An example of this is: