JusTea

Every purchase advances skill development opportunities for artisans and farmers.

LOCATion: Kenya

Technique: Hand-harvested tea + hand-carved wooden spoons

PARTNERS: since 2018

Justea

Artisans and farmers working with JusTea grow 100 percent natural teas. Founded in 2012, JusTea established Kenya’s first small-scale and farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Today, JusTea continues to support tea farming villages using fair trade principles and offers unique teas to a global market. The organization provides sustainable employment for more than 200 families, allowing them to send their children to school and earn more than the industry average. In addition, JusTea prioritizes offering work opportunities to women; more than 80 percent of the employees are women.

The farming techniques have been passed down in Nandi Hills, Kenya for approximately 100 years. To produce most tea flavors, the day-long process includes hand-plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing, and drying. This process is completely pesticide-free, and chemicals are not sprayed on the leaves. The olive wood spoons are hand-carved by members of the Makweni carving community. To carve and bead the olive wood spoons, the process takes approximately two to three hours. Furthermore, for every 100 spoons that are created, one tree is planted. JusTea is a pioneer tea producer — working directly with tea farmers to create a brighter future.

Every purchase advances skill development opportunities for artisans and farmers.

LOCATED IN: Kenya

Technique: Hand-harvested tea + hand-carved wooden spoons

partners: since 2018

Justea

Artisans and farmers working with JusTea grow 100 percent natural teas. Founded in 2012, JusTea established Kenya’s first small-scale and farmer-owned Artisanal Tea Factory. Today, JusTea continues to support tea farming villages using fair trade principles and offers unique teas to a global market. The organization provides sustainable employment for more than 200 families, allowing them to send their children to school and earn more than the industry average. In addition, JusTea prioritizes offering work opportunities to women; more than 80 percent of the employees are women.

The farming techniques have been passed down in Nandi Hills, Kenya for approximately 100 years. To produce most tea flavors, the day-long process includes hand-plucking, withering, rolling, oxidizing, and drying. This process is completely pesticide-free, and chemicals are not sprayed on the leaves. The olive wood spoons are hand-carved by members of the Makweni carving community. To carve and bead the olive wood spoons, the process takes approximately two to three hours. Furthermore, for every 100 spoons that are created, one tree is planted. JusTea is a pioneer tea producer — working directly with tea farmers to create a brighter future.

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