Artisans and farmworkers working with JusTea in Kenya grow 100 percent natural, fair trade teas and hand-carve olive wood spoons. The farming techniques have been passed down across generations in Nandi Hills for approximately 100 years. To produce most tea flavors, the process includes hand-plucking, withering, rolling, oxidation, and drying. It is completely pesticide-free, and chemicals are not sprayed on the leaves at any step of the process. The olive wood spoons are carefully hand-carved by members of the Makweni carving community, and for every 100 spoons that are created, one tree is planted. JusTea is a pioneer tea producer because the team works directly with tea farmworkers to work toward a brighter future. JusTea is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Rainforest Alliance Certified, and Non-GMO Project Verified, and the organization works with an Herbal Tea Co-op to create better opportunities for women.
Country: KenyaTechnique: farming