Pioneers in Fairtrade, Steenbergs went Fairtrade for tea in 2004 and were the first company to bring Fairtrade spices to the UK in 2005.
Steenburgs' Fairtrade Story
Steenbergs is a friendly, family-run firm committed to Fairtrade, the environment and people. We have been at the forefront of Fairtrade spices in the UK and Europe since we started the company in 2003, becoming Fairtrade for tea in 2004 and being the first UK company to supply Fairtrade spices in 2005. We started with our black peppercorns and haven’t looked back, growing our range significantly to now stock nearly 100 Fairtrade products ranging from teas & hot chocolates to flavoured sugars & spices. Other firsts include the UK & Europe’s first organic Fairtrade Vanilla Extract and the UK’s first Fairtrade saffron.
We continually strive to work in an eco-friendly manner and this year achieved carbon neutral status through purchasing carbon credits in a reforestation project in Sri Lanka.
We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that they earn enough money to be able to improve their standard of living. One of our key suppliers, Greenfield Tea Estate, is set in the Uva Highlands in Sri Lanka. Greenfield is organic and Fairtrade and supplies Steenbergs with both green tea and earl grey, as well as spices through its parent company Lanka Organics.
See how Steenburgs supports Fairtrade
Sourcing from organic estates in India & Sri Lanka, Steenbergs hand-blends chai, Earl Grey, English Breakfast & Christmas tea in their eco-factory.
Steenbergs Flavoured Sugars
A delicious range of flavoured sugars, for baking & sprinkling, including cinnamon, vanilla, lavender, rose, lemon, chai & mulled spice.
Steenbergs Drinking Chocolates
Using only the best cocoa, sugar and spices, Steenbergs has created a unique range of drinking chocolates including original, Chilli & Christmas.
From curry powder & cardamom, to cinnamon & cloves, Steenbergs stocks a comprehensive range of pungent, aromatic Fairtrade spices.
Steenbergs introduced the UK & Europe’s first organic Fairtrade vanilla extract from Madagascar. Pods & sugar are also available Fairtrade.