London, | 7000 km from Lower Mainland
Ridgeways fair-trade tea comes directly from tea plantations in Southern India and Africa. Uniquely, the Ridgeways company regularly inspects its tea plantations through its Quality Assurance Project to ensure no compromises are made on product quality or on working conditions for tea pickers and their families. The comprehensive inspection program guarantees strict ethical standards are maintained (housing, safe working conditions, education, healthcare, fair pay etc.) and as a consequence is fully endorsed by the Fair Trade foundation.
Organically grown tea uses only the freshest leaves from tea bushes that are allowed to grow slowly and naturally, without artificial chemicals and pesticides. The result is a light, fresh blend that in its small way contributes to the quality of life on this planet. Ridgeways Organically grown tea is supported by the Organic Growers Association and the Soil Association, two organizations dedicated to supporting and encouraging methods of cultivation and farming wherein all chemicals and fertilizers are replaced by organically made and obtained manure.