Get to know JusTea
JusTea is a fair trade tea company from Vancouver, Canada. They have established Kenya’s first-ever small-scale, farmer-owned, artisanal tea factory. Not many people know this, but Kenya is actually the world’s largest exporter of tea, ahead of some of the more famous tea countries such as China, Sri Lanka, and India. Through their program, they provide fair and sustainable wages for the tea farming families.
Since their foundation in 2012, JusTea has created over 40 sustainable jobs for youth and women in rural Kenya. They currently employ 8 tea workers at the cottage factory, 30 people to hand-pluck leaves in the garden, and over 10 small-scale tea growers. Since 2016, they’re also a member of the Fair Trade Federation.