Each bottle, box and bag of real leaf tea is the result of thousands of people working towards one goal: sustainably growing the most delicious tea in the world. Pure Leaf Tea has partners around the globe that work tirelessly to lessen the impact they have on the environment. To do this, they utilize hydro-electric power and plant native trees. The tea growers strive to achieve balance and harmony between nature and growing delicious tea.
Every Pure Leaf Tea product is also Rainforest Alliance Certified. The company believes in working with people that share the same values as they do. They work together towards success while working to reduce their impact and better the social and economic opportunities of those around them.
Below is an overview of the different types of tea Pure Leaf uses and the countries they are grown in.
INDIA – ASSAM TEA
Grown in the low-altitude region of Assam in India, this tea is known for its strong, bold flavor. The area’s unique climatic conditions of heavy rainfall contribute to a lengthy growing season and make Assam the world’s largest tea growing region. Assam tea is sourced from ten different tea gardens in the region.
KENYA – HIGHLAND TEA
Grown in Kericho, Kenya, the highland tea is a uniquely crafted mix of black tea and real spices delivering a sweet and spicy flavor. Tea plants are of the highest quality, grown at 2000 meters above sea level in rich soil high in organic content. The estate they source for the highland tea borders the Mau Forest Reserve. In 2015, the estate commissioned a bio-diversity study and is strongly committed to replanting indigenous plants through the estate and surrounding forests. The entire operation is partially powered by hydro-electricity and only uses sustainable timber form the grounds. They achieve all of this while employing 11,000 people, providing them and their families with housing, school and medical services.
INDONESIA – GREEN TEA
Consistent temperatures and humidity make Indonesia a perfect location to grow tea plants. Grown at an elevation of 1350-1500 meters, green tea is sourced from four tea gardens in Java. One of the estates is located near the Gunung Tilu Forest Conservation area and is dedicated to protecting the area’s unique, local flora and fauna.
Ceylon tea is for Chai and English Breakfast is grown in gardens in the High Grown area of Sri Lanka, at an elevation of 1,200 meters. The change in grow altitudes causes this Ceylon tea to be strong in flavor with a rounded and bright finish.
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