Did you know that our beloved Belfast Brew is Fairtrade?
What does this mean?
Fairtrade is one of the oldest and most widely recognised accreditation of ethics, we are proud to support Fairtrade Foundation, we at Suki Tea believe in the People, The Plant and The Planet which is why we purchase Fairtrade Tea when and where possible.
Behind your brew, real people face low wages, discrimination and the hard choices living in poverty can bring. When you buy Fairtrade tea, farmers and workers can bring greater security, equality and opportunity to the lives of their families and communities.
Through Fairtrade, tea workers can improve their working conditions and learn how to improve the way they farm and manage their environment. They can make sure their children are fed and can go to school. Communities can invest in clean water and clinics, improving everyone’s health. The Fairtrade minimum prices allows tea pluckers on plantations to invest their Fairtrade Premium into community services such as housing, education and healthcare, this is their choice, the money is spent where they feel they need it.
One small change, has one big impact, make sure it’s Fairtrade.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With one simple choice you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.[caption id="attachment_1225" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Teresa Kurgat, 47, Sireet OEP tea farmer who has directly benefited from the water tank project that now supplies piped water to her house. Her pipe also supports water access for a local primary school.[/caption]
This year Belfast Brew also won gold at the Blas na hÉireann (Taste of Ireland) Irish Food Awards! The Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards are the biggest competition for quality produce on the island of Ireland - and with over 2500 products entered, we're thrilled that both our entries came out as winners!