0 0

Tradewinds Superior Tea Bags

Leaves a better taste in your mouth. Order now for your home, staff room or office.

From $9.00

Browse shop > Fair Trade > Fair Trade Food & Drinks

Buy 2 packs and save $2

Since 1978, the World Development Tea Co-operative has been importing Tradewinds tea that is blended, packed and shipped by Sri Lankans. Best known is the Superior Blend tea in the distinctive reed baskets that are woven by 2,500 village women. Superior Blend is available in teabags and loose-leaf.

The women are shareholders in the export company and receive housing loans and help with schooling for their children.

In contrast, transnational corporations buy bulk tea cheaply at auction and ship it to their overseas plants for blending, packing and distribution. If Sri Lanka could export all its tea in packaged form, it would more than double its income from tea. This would dwarf all the foreign aid money it receives. That's why NI supports the Tea Co-op in this campaign for self-reliance through fair trade.

And the Superior Blend...
Superior Blend is a high quality tea with a finer flavour than is usually found in supermarket tea.

Order now for your home, staff room or office.

Tea grows best in tropical climates from sea level to high altitudes. Quality tea is always plucked by hand, because only the young upper two leaves with the bud is harvested and the remaining growth is cut back. The tea plucker carries up to 15kg immediately to the factory. This harvested fresh tea is withered overnight and dried 60%. Then it is either processed by the CTC method (cut - tear - curl) or by one of many 'orthodox' methods (for higher quality teas), oxidized under controlled temperature and humidity, fired (dried) and sorted, blended and packed.

Product features
  • Returns the maximum benefits to producers and their communities
  • Provides employment and educational opportunities for over 4500 people
  • 100 tea bags

Tradewinds

About the Supplier

Tradewinds

Tradewinds offers an alternative to multinational commodity trading: it supports sustainable agriculture and sustainable development.

Read more...


Commendations

I do enjoy your magazine - it provides a good balance to a lot of the right-wing / conservative and pro-big-business-dominated media.

Grant K - long-term New Internationalist subscriber.

I can certainly commend the New Internationalist for quick postage & handling - I ordered it on the web and it arrived at my door within 2-3 days, awesome compared to the usual 1 month+ with Amazon!

Patrick Sunter - adelaidecyclists.com

I want to congratulate you on the fantastic job you do with New Internationalist Australia. New Internationalist is about the only remaining forum of journalistic integrity and genuine humanity that is commonly available in Australia. I'm also very impressed with your New Internationalist shop. The products are fantastic and speak of the quality and dedication of their manufacturers. The stories attached to the products are very inspiring and uplifting. Please keep up the great work.

K. Bourke, subscriber

The New Internationalist magazine is not being screwed or manipulated by any dominant ideological group or any dominant corporate interest. Therefore the New Internationalist editorial is genuinely the New Internationalist editorial.

Peter Davis - OXFAM campaigner - speaking about the benefits of New Internationalist's independence


Find us on your favourite social network:


The Chetna Organic Cotton Project

Why buy from New Internationalist?

New Internationalist supports Fair Trade producers like The Chetna Organic Cotton Project. Fair Trade promotes a fair wage and fair working conditions, encouraging developing world producers to help themselves.

A little about The Chetna Organic Cotton Project: Say NO to pesticides that poison three million people every year, and help make trade fairer at the same time.

Read more about The Chetna Organic Cotton Project »

World Fair Trade Organization

World Fair Trade Organization

New Internationalist Australia is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, which means we have to stock a percentage of Fair Trade products, and also adhere to Fair Trade practices ourselves. Great for supporting producers rights, and also for our staff.

Read more »

Email newsletter

Sign-up for our free monthly email newsletter. We'll update you on new products that have just arrived and sales items.