With Fair Trade you get quality products that improve lives and protect the environment. Visit fairtradeusa.org for more information on Fair Trade. Products that are made entirely out of
Fair Trade ingredients, you will see this label. This applies to
products that our made of one type of tea such as Celtic Cottage or
North Point Darjeeling. It also applies to a blend of Fair Trade
teas such as our High Country Tea. This tea is made from three teas
from Sri Lanka, China, and India. All three teas are Fair Trade
Certified. Trail Lodge Tea uses Fair Trade products whenever possible
because we believe everyone should receive a fair wage and have good
working and living conditions. However, some products are not available
as Fair Trade Certified or we have those products here in the United
States. In those cases we purchase other ingredients. Trail Lodge Tea
also believes in supporting our local economy so we do purchase
ingredients that are available in the United States. Also, buying items
closer to home is better for the environment because less fuel is used
in shipping. So you might see these labels on some of our products:These logos are used when one are more Fair Trade ingredients are used
in the product, but it is not made 100% of Fair Trade ingredients. For
example, our Cherry Almond Rooibos contains Fair Trade Certified
Rooibos. This ingredient is 40% of Cherry Almond Rooibos, but it also
contains other ingredients. We mixed it with organic honeybush. At this
time, there isn't any farmers producing Fair Trade Certified honeybush.
The other ingredients are organic dried cherries, sliced almonds, and
organic natural flavoring. We purchase these ingredients from U.S.
producers because these ingredients are available here. You can also
watch the following videos to learn more about Fair Trade.