It's harvest time in Sri Lanka! RJ is a small-scale spice grower in Sri Lanka. His lemongrass is carefully harvested, and then blended with spices to become our Lemongrass Tea.
Usually there is a lemongrass harvest in January. Due to poor irrigation and a drought in Sri Lanka, there was no lemongrass to be harvested. Finally, by the end of February the rains started again! After eight weeks of growing, it is finally harvest time.
We are excited to receive the lemongrass, and other teas, midway through this summer. Supporting small-scale often means patience as we wait for rain, harvest, and product to arrive. Patience allows for fair payment to small-scale farmers. Thank you!