Buying Fairtrade Tea

Not all tea is created equal

Tea Picker

Behind your brew, real people face low wages, discrimination and the hard choices living in poverty can bring.

Whether farmers working their own land, or workers on big estates, the people who grow and pick our tea often don’t earn enough to even feed their families.

But when you buy Fairtrade tea, farmers and workers can bring greater security, equality and opportunity to the lives of their families and communities – and that’s just for starters.

Through Fairtrade, they can improve their working conditions and learn how to improve the way they farm and manage their environment. They can make sure their children are fed and can go to school. Communities can invest in clean water and clinics, improving everyone’s health.

So, however you make your cuppa, make sure it’s Fairtrade.

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Where to buy Fairtrade Tea

Birchill

Birchall

Award-winning speciality and everyday teas.

Bristol Tea Company

Bristol Tea Company

A selection of the finest organic and Fairtrade loose leaf teas from around the world.

Cafe Express

Cafe Express

We go to the ends of the earth to source the very best coffees and teas.

Cafe Direct

Cafédirect

Cafédirect is the leading Fairtrade hot drinks brand in the UK and was the first coffee brand to carry the certification.

ChariTea

ChariTea

Organic and Fairtrade iced tea, real brewed and naturally sweetened with agave.

Clipper Tea

Clipper Tea

Clipper Teas launched their very first Fairtrade tea in 1994 and are still the UK’s No 1 Fairtrade Tea Company.

Co-op

The Co-operative

100% Fairtrade own brand and delivering additional support to smallholders in Kenya through co-operative development.

Cosy Tea

Cosy Tea

For us, a cup of tea is more than just a beverage.

English Tea Shop

English Tea Shop

For us, a cup of tea is more than just a beverage.

Essential Trading

Essential Trading

One of the largest worker co-operatives in the UK & a pioneer of the wholefood market.

Greggs

Greggs

Our delicious Fairtrade blend is made with leaves from as far away as Kenya.

Hampstead Tea

Hampstead Tea

Hampstead Tea always looks for the purity of the source.

Insomnia Coffee

Insomnia

From a single location in a small bookstore in 1997 to over 140 coffee shops.

Jacksons of Piccadilly

Jacksons of Piccadilly

Everything we do is infused with over two centuries of master blending expertise.

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Lemberona

For top quality Fairtrade organic plant-based GF products from The Pearls of Samarkand brand.

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Lemonaid Beverages

Social enterprise behind Lemonaid & ChariTea drinks, all ingredients are organic and sourced directly from small scale, Fairtrade farms. 


Lichfields

Lichfields

Ideal for anyone looking to provide their customers with that little touch of luxury.

Little Miracles

Little Miracles

Great blends of organic tea and super fruits, and we believe in the power of being natural.

London Tea Company

London Tea

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Morrisons

Morrisons


Northern Tea Merchants

Northern Tea Merchants

Our family connections with the tea and coffee trade date back to 1926.

Pavilion Garden

Pavilion Garden

Continuing our 150 year tradition, and prepared in our Glasgow blending facility.

Qi Teas

Qi Teas

Our independent family-run business offers fresh, ethical teas with real provenance.

Ridgways Tea

Ridgways

The choice of the true tea connoisseur.

Ringtons

Ringtons

Selecting the finest leaves and perfecting our process to bring you the very best cup of tea.

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Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s stocks a number of Fairtrade teas

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Steenbergs

Spices, loose leaf tea and cooking ingredients packed with flavour, aroma and provenance.

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Suki Tea

Sourcing & blending the world's best loose leaf teas, herbal infusions & fruit blends.

Tesco

Tesco


The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

There's nothing like an Army cup of tea...


Traidcraft

Traidcraft

Fairtrade tea grown and hand-picked by smallholder farmers in Kenya and Malawi.

Waitrose

Waitrose


Whiteheads

Whiteheads

We source our fine teas from all over the world.