Typhoo reveals suppliers in tea transparency

Typhoo is the sixth and final major tea brand to publish its list of tea suppliers. The new transparency is a response to the Who picked my tea? a campaign led by Traidcraft Exchange and supported by anti-slavery organisation Freedom United.

Before the ‘Who picked my tea?’ campaign was launched in May 2018 none of the UK’s biggest tea brands disclosed where they bought their tea from. Yet in less than a year Yorkshire Tea, Twinings, Tetley, Clipper, PG Tips, and now Typhoo have felt compelled to respond to public pressure.

“Typhoo’s tea declaration means that we now know where the vast majority of the tea we drink in the UK comes from. More importantly, women in Assam who pick tea for us now know exactly where it ends up,” said Mary Milne, head of campaigns and communications for Traidcraft Exchange.

The campaign focused on tea grown in Assam because pay and conditions for workers there are amongst the worst in the world and tea grown in Assam is a key ingredient in many blends and speciality teas consumed in the UK.

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