Our Accreditations

The brands on our store not only focus on quality ingredients and great flavours but they are also ethically conscious. We work with numerous accredited bodies including Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and Soil Association to ensure that our teas are sourced and manufactured in a way that is responsible and fair.

Typhoo Tea Plantation India

What is Fairtrade all about?

“Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.” - www.fairtrade.org.uk 

Ridgways of London specialises in premium grade Fairtrade teas. With a range of tea blends suitable for any occasion and a brand philosophy focused around quality and ethical responsibility, this brand is the perfect choice for any evolving tea connoisseur…

Why the Rainforest Alliance?

Our Typhoo brand uses tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. We work in partnership with our chosen plantations, and are committed to continually improving the conditions of the people who grow, harvest and produce the tea.

“The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.” - www.rainforest-alliance.org 

What does the Soil Association do?

Soil Association “provide solutions that help people to live, eat, farm and grow with the resources that are available.” - www.soilassociation.org

The organisation is a forerunner in campaigning for fairness and pioneering new solutions to tackle climate change, support biodiversity and improve animal welfare. Our Tea Shop stocks a variety of Organic products, accredited by this renowned body, through the Heather & Heather herbal infusions range. All the ingredients are 100% natural and proudly stamped with the Soil Association seal of approval. The Soil Association definition of organic farming is as follows;

“Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and how the food we eat is produced. Artificial fertilisers are banned and farmers develop fertile soil by rotating crops and using compost, manure and clover. Taking its name from the organic matter that farmers use as an alternative to synthetic fertilisers, organic farmers take a holistic, principled approach that respects and harnesses the power of natural processes to build positive health across the ecology of the farm.”

Is it worth buying Organic?

Although sometimes buying Organic can seem a little more expensive, you can rest assured that you are paying extra for the special care organic farmers place on protecting the environment and improving animal welfare. As the costs of farming with oil-based fertilisers and chemicals increase, the price gap between organic and non-organic is actually closing.

Here at The Typhoo Tea Shop we envision a future where all our products will be increasingly more conscientious and we will continue to work with the aforementioned organisations to reduce our corporate footprint and supply only the finest sustainable products to our customers.