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Forleaves Tea Company is a micro business that has evolved out of the blood, sweat and TEA-rs of Andrew (Drew) Jemmett and Clare Hanson. Coming from completely different backgrounds we set this business up in 2013 with the aim of representing tea properly and trying to encourage (mostly in ourselves) a more mindful approach to life. We have learnt a huge amount about tea over the past few years and we’ve also learnt a huge amount about ourselves in the process. It’s not easy running a small business but we do this because we are both passionate about tea and about the ideas we have for creating a better world. We’re also passionate about providing a personal service to our customers, so if you’d like to get in touch about anything tea related, we’d love to hear from you.
Ideas are important to us and we aim to build a community of tea drinkers and idea makers who share a passion. We want your help to become the forerunners in the creation of a modern tea culture that reflects the times we live in. An ethical and philosophical platform for positive change not only within the tea industry but also out into the wider world.
Our teas are ethically sourced through our partners/suppliers, who are either certified Fair Trade or work with the ETP (Ethical Tea Partnership). The issue of fair trade for workers is a complex one and for years has been largely ignored by large agribusinesses trading tea as a low price commodity. Awareness is growing and the industry is changing slowly. Our aim is to be as transparent as possible in all our business dealings and work to promote fair and ethical relationships with all our partners involved in the tea industry. Through the creation of Forleaves Forcommunity we aim to bring together customers, growers, workers and all involved in the production and enjoyment of tea into a dialogue which will be of benefit to all, Socially, Economically, Environmentally and Culturally.
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