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Who Picked your tea?

Who Picked your tea?

11 Jul 2019 • Articles
The moment we've all been waiting for...
Typhoo has officially published their supplier list – meaning 6 out of 6 of the UK’s big tea brands have answered our question ‘Who picked my tea?’.

Take a second to realise what you've done here... By coming together and asking for change we’ve got the British tea sector to move from secrecy to become one of the most transparent supply chains – in less than a year. This openness means we can find out where more than 70% of the tea on our supermarket shelves comes from. But most importantly it means tea workers, and local groups supporting them, can hold the British brands to account.

Stephen Lakra, President of the All Adivasi Students Association of Assam, says:

“Thanks to the support of tea drinkers in the UK and around the world, now we know where the tea we pick is sold. That means we can ask British brands to ensure the standards they have promised are met. Thank you!”

We asked the big brands to publish their Assam suppliers but nearly all of them have gone beyond this and revealed their global lists – providing a vital tool for change for tea workers all around the world.

So, today we can say that the first step towards a better future for tea workers in Assam is complete.
Take a look at how your support made it happen...