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Category: Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot, Things we love | Posted on: February 17, 2015

Fairtrade Fortnight: How to Get Involved!

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From humble beginnings as a medicinal crop in China five thousand years ago to becoming the most popular drink after water, tea is an amazing (and delicious!) product. Around the globe, the lives and livelihoods of millions of people depend on tea; and the small choices we make as consumers add up to a massive impact.

 

For the love of tea!

The Fairtrade Foundation works to offset the injustices of international trade, helping farmers and workers in the developing world to face the challenges of rising food and fuel costs, an increasingly volatile climate, and unstable prices for their goods. The Fairtrade Standards for tea include a minimum price which acts as a safety net against the unpredictable market, guaranteeing farmers get a price that covers the expenses of production.

Here at Clipper, we are incredibly proud to support the Fairtrade cause, with an entire range of tea, coffee and hot chocolate which is, and always will be, Fairtrade. We were the UK’s first Fairtrade tea brand, and since helping to write the guidelines on what it means to trade tea fairly back in 1994, we’ve come such a long way. Nowadays nearly 80% of people in the UK recognise the Fairtrade Mark!

With Fairtrade Fortnight on the horizon we thought we’d shed a little light on this important event, and look at how we can all get involved… Read More



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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