621 million people enjoy a cup or two (or three, or four…) of our brews every day. So, it'll come as no surprise that we source a lot of tea – all while keeping our environmental footprint small as can be.
From bush to cup
ekaterra buys 5% of the world's tea so 385 million people can enjoy a cuppa every day. We support around 1 million people working in 21 different countries, from India and China to Argentina and Australia. We've also got states in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, as well as 11 regional factories that process the tea bought from farmers.
Black and green tea, made from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, makes up 90% of our business. We also produce plant-based herbal teas (or 'tisanes'), infusions and non-teas made from flowers, herbs and plants other than Camellia sinensis such as chamomile, peppermint and rooibos.
As the world's biggest tea provider, we have a responsibility to do everything as sustainability as possible. From improving the lives of the people who pick our leaves, to how we blend and package our products, all while keeping our environmental footprint as small as we can.
Transparency across the supply chain
We're increasing transparency across our global supply chain to help accelerate the transformation of the entire tea industry. We like to know exactly where our tea comes from. Since September 2019, we've let everyone see for themselves where we source all our teas.