Choice Organic Classic Black Tea
Get back to basics with this superb traditional cup from the Western Ghats of Southern India. Nestled amid mountains and tucked deep within a protected wildlife reserve, the Oothu Tea Garden produces some of the purest tea on earth. We offer it unblended to let its brisk, bright character shine through and invigorate.
Certified Organic. Fair Trade. Non-GMO Verified. Kosher.
Organic Orange Pekoe Black Tea* *Fair Trade Certified™
Choice Organic Teas made its debut in 1989 as an outgrowth of the company founder Blake Rankin's active involvement in the organic marketplace. Choice Organic Teas has promoted the growth and development of organic agriculture in tea estates worldwide.
Our products and facility are certified organic by an independent third-party organic certifying agency. This means that every aspect of the cultivation, handling, and packaging of Choice Organic Teas is carefully inspected to ensure the authenticity and promise of organic integrity.
Choice Organic Teas purchases Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (REC) from wind-generated sources [3 Phases Energy Services] for 100% of its Seattle facility's electrical usage. The carbon reduction benefit of these certificates prevents 174,420 pounds of CO2 from entering the earth's atmosphere each year. According to climate control experts, the annual air-quality benefit is the environmental equivalent of removing seventeen cars from the road or planting sixty-six acres of trees.
In 2000, Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified tea. The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees fair wages, respectable living and working conditions, and a worker-managed premium. This premium, paid directly to tea workers by Fair Trade registered importers like Choice Organic Teas, empowers them to improve their own lives. The workers collectively decided how they wish to manage the Fair Trade funds.