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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.