Dorset Chai Wallah
Dorset Chai Wallah pride themselves on beautiful, ethically sourced, teas, and are passionate about their products. Based in Bridport, Dorset, they import a wide range of loose leaf teas from around the world, following their strict ethical criteria. A large proportion of their tea comes from the Greenfield estate in Sri Lanka, which has been certified organic and fair trade for 22 years. The estate is working on growing the Forest Garden principle developed as part of the permaculture movement, and developments so far include building a community centre, ensuring all children have access to education, creating a handloom centre and a bio-fuel facility.
Where it is not possible to source organic and fair trade teas, Dorset Chai Wallah buys single estate tea that allows them to check that the working and growing conditions meet their criteria.