Some tea growers in Assam make their tea using a wooden rice-pounding 'dheki'. This tea is made using no electricity, just human effort and sunshine. The resulting tea produces a strong, rich cup and is perfect to blend in with punchy spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
SMALL TEA CO-OP LOCATION:
Nine small-scale tea growers in Assam, India are growing tea organically and processing their own tea and their garden sites. Their organic gardens are a haven for birds and microorganisms and their entrepreneurship is inspiring.
Farmer Profile: The tea growers process tea by hand, and dry in small facilities in each tea garden. Each tea garden employs between 5 and 20 labourers.
Direct Fair Trade Premiums: Premiums for tea go entirely to the labourers and the decision as to what the money put towards is determined by the labourers in an open meeting. Historically, premiums have gone towards water filtration for each home and piglets to raise and sell for profit.
Flavour Profile: Sweet, aromatic & playfully spiced.
Description: An easy favourite to serve your friends and family. The chai tea blend pops with sweet flavours of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and ginger. Drink it clear or with a splash of milk.
Serving Tips: Use 1 heaping teaspoon for 500ml of boiling water. Let it steep for 4 minutes.