Sustainability at the Heart of Our Teas

Posted on June 26 2024

Sustainability at the Heart of Our Teas


At Tega Organic Tea, sustainability is more than a buzzword—it's a commitment that guides every step of our process. From the way our tea is grown and harvested to the packaging that reaches your hands, we strive to ensure that our impact on the planet is positive and enduring. Our journey towards sustainability is enriched by our partnership with a co-packer who shares our values and has set remarkable standards in the tea industry.

A Legacy of Excellence

Our co-packing partner, with over 80 years of tea excellence, represents a third-generation family business that spans the globe. This deep-rooted expertise enables us to offer teas that are not only flavorful and fresh but also ethically produced and sourced. Their comprehensive approach to tea and herb packaging ensures that every tea you enjoy from us has been hand-picked with the utmost care by a dedicated family of tea masters.

Pioneers in Sustainability

As pioneers of sustainability, our co-packing partner holds the prestigious title of being the world's first Carbon Neutral Tea company. This achievement underscores their commitment to making a positive environmental impact. By achieving Carbon Neutral status, they have set a benchmark in the industry, inspiring other companies to follow suit.

Certified and Committed

Sustainability at our co-packer’s operations is certified to the highest standards. As an ISO 14001-certified organization, they optimize their processes to conserve critical resources such as water and electricity. This certification ensures that every step they take is aligned with best practices in environmental management, continuously improving their sustainability performance.

Global Recognition

Their efforts have not gone unnoticed. They are signatories to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to foster sustainable and socially responsible business practices. This commitment is reflected in regular reporting on their sustainability initiatives. Their dedication has been recognized at various prestigious forums, including the United Nations Social Pioneer Awards and the UK Environment and Energy Awards.

Sustainability at Every Step

Sustainable cultivation is just the beginning. Our co-packing partner’s meticulous attention to energy usage in their factories ensures minimal wastage and maximum efficiency. This ongoing effort to reduce their carbon footprint exemplifies their holistic approach to sustainability.

Protecting Forests and Biodiversity

One of their standout initiatives is the Hiniduma Conservation Carbon Programme, a project aimed at preserving the biodiversity of the Hiniduma rainforest in southwest Sri Lanka. This collaborative effort involves planting over 90 species of trees, supporting up to 1,500 farming families, and eventually expanding to cover 20,000 hectares of rainforest. For every 100 packs of tea sold, a tree is planted, contributing to a cleaner, greener ecosystem.

Empowering Communities

Our co-packing partner believes in the power of community. Guided by principles of love and courage, they invest in programs that enhance education, welfare, and skills among their employees and local communities. This commitment to social responsibility ensures that their business practices benefit people as much as they do the planet.

Protecting Water Resources

Water is a vital resource in tea production, and our co-packing partner is at the forefront of optimizing its use. They have developed the world’s first water foot-printed tea product, continually monitoring and improving water utilization. Partnering with Greenfield Bio Plantations, they implement processes to optimize water usage and recycling in their manufacturing cycle.


At Tega Organic Tea, we are proud to partner with a co-packer who embodies the very essence of sustainability. Their pioneering efforts in carbon neutrality, resource conservation, and community empowerment align perfectly with our mission to offer teas that are good for you and good for the planet. Together, we are making a difference, one cup of tea at a time.

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