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Category: Our Tea Guys Journal | Posted on: September 1, 2014

Organic September, Organic Clipper!

Clipper Org_Everyday_non-retouchedAs it’s Organic September, we got together with Tea Guy Dan to talk sustainability, dragonflies, and compost… Read More



Category: Our Tea Guys Journal | Posted on: July 8, 2014

A Trip to the Tea Gardens of Assam…

Kalachera division at JalingaOur amazing Tea Guy James has just returned from working in the tea gardens of India, to expand his (already rather impressive) understanding of the process of growing tea. Below he tells us about his recent time in Assam, at a Fairtrade organic tea estate. Read More



Category: Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: April 17, 2014

20 Years of Fairtrade – Clipper’s Tea Estate Anniversary Visit

DSC_0270This year marks 20 years of Fairtrade certification and as the pioneers of Fairtrade tea, we wanted to go back to where it started for us, Southern India. At Clipper we made the decision to work with just a few progressive, partner estates, to ensure the best quality tea is grown with the lowest environmental impact, and the biggest positive effect on the workers and their families. Read More



Category: Our Tea Guys Journal | Posted on: February 28, 2014

The White Tea low-down!

We quizzed our Tea Guy Dan on the what, why & where of White Tea.

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What are the main health benefits of the white tea?
White tea is a great compliment to a healthy lifestyle. Like Green tea, White tea is known to be a good source of polyphenols, a phytochemical naturally found in tea which has antioxidant properties. White tea is not drunk with milk unlike how many people take their black tea and due to its light, fragrant and rounded flavour is less likely to be sweetened with sugar.

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Category: Bits and bobs, Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: January 2, 2014

Green Tea Tales from the Tea Guys…

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Our tea guys Dan and James are pretty amazing at all things tea, and we love listening to their stories of their travels to the tea gardens, as well as hearing about all the growers and local people they meet. But we have to admit, our eyes turned the same shade as our green tea when they sat us down to tell us of tails of their recent trip. Read More



Category: Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: October 25, 2013

An Update from James…

DSC03799It’s been a busy few months for us here at Clipper, but we like to be kept out of trouble! I spent much of the summer visiting tea estates across India and Sri Lanka, and it’s always lovely to return to the gardens I’ve seen develop over the years. It’s been incredible to witness the impact our Fairtrade contributions make to the people on the ground. We were proudly shown around the new community centre and livestock shed, both paid for with the Fairtrade premium, and making a big difference to the local community.

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