sustainability & values

sustainability & environment

We try to do the decent thing; tea is a natural product and that means it shouldn't be adulterated by anything nasty (including attitudes). Our green credentials in a nutshell…

sourcing

We source our teas from top quality, well-run estates. Due to quality and sourcing reasons, not all of our teas are organic but they are always 100% natural and tested against pesticides.

rainforest alliance

Our everyday brew blend has Rainforest Alliance certification. Here is a little more about the work and objectives of the Rainforest Alliance and a nice little video which sums up the work they do.  We’re working with the RA to get more green & herbal tea estates certified so you can see the little green frog on loads more of our packs!

rainforest alliance

ethical tea partnership

teapigs are members of The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP); a not for profit organisation working to improve tea sustainability, the lives and livelihoods of tea workers and smallholder farmers, and the environment in which tea is produced. 

ethical tea partnership

green packaging

biodegradable

Our tea temples are made from biodegradable corn starch. The material was developed in Japan and has the green "pla" mark which is an endorsement by the Japanese bioplastics association.

 biodegradable

fsc

Our packaging is fully recyclable, and the cardboard used to make the packaging is FSC certified. FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) is an organisation which promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests.

 FSC - forestry stewardship council

vegetable ink

As well as printing on sustainable board, this one last flashy logo tells you that the ink we use to make our packs pretty is vegetable-based.

 

vegetable ink