- 15 biodegradable pyramid tea bags filled with whole loose leaf tea
- Ethically sourced tea through direct partnership with Kenyan farming families
- Tasting Notes: Bright & Lingering, Light Caramel & Citrus
- Pyramid bag can be re-steeped for a second flavourful cup
Why you’ll love it
The perfect marriage in tea! Organic rooibos and organic lemongrass are brought together to present a citrusy-sweet blend. This herbal blend aids digestion and enhances absorption of iron. Members of a Kenyan women’s coop handpick the organic lemongrass in this blend. Your tea purchase directly benefits their employment.
JusTea only uses tea that is good and fair for tea drinkers and for farmers. When you buy tea that is Fairtrade certified, you support small-scale farmers and workers. With Fairtrade, they’re able to improve their lives while they adhering to social, economic and environmental standards.
How to steep your Rooibos tea
Place a pyramid bag in your cup and heat your water to 205 F. Pour the water over the Rooibos tea and let it steep for 4 minutes. The pyramid bag allows the whole leaf tea to expand and release their full flavor. Keep it around to steep a second cup whenever you feel like it. Ready to discard? The pyramid bag is 100% biodegradable, so place it in your compost bin.
Why tea from Kenya?
There are over 500,000 small-scale farmers in Kenya who grow and export over 450,000 tons of tea each year. That makes Kenya the world’s largest exporter of tea, ahead of some of the more famous tea countries such as China, Sri Lanka, and India. The equator divides the Kenya, so the year-round sunshine means the tea is grown and plucked almost all year round. Moreover, Kenya’s volcanic soil naturally produces some of the world’s most flavourful tea.
JusTea is based out of Vancouver, Canada and has established Kenya’s first-ever, small-scale farmer-owned, Artisanal Tea Factory. They are providing fair and sustainable wages for tea farming families. Since their foundation in 2012, JusTea has created over 40 sustainable jobs for youth and women in rural Kenya. JusTea currently employs 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.