September Interview with Rishi Tea

Submitted by greenamerica on September 10, 2010

September Interview with Rishi Tea

Joshua Kaiser of Rishi Tea explains how his company's direct trade with tea gardens in Asia fosters community development and environmental sustainability.

 

 

 

For more than 1,000 years, tea has been the most consumed beverage next to water. Rishi Tea has a commitment to both. As a winner of eleven First Place Awards for Best Tea at the 2009 World Tea Championship, they prove that their direct-from-the-source Fair Trade business model results in a superior product.

But their community commitment doesn't stop at the source. Since 2008, Rishi Tea has also partnered with Clean Water Fund donating more than $10,000 to their efforts of cleaning and restoring North America’s waters through the sales of their Organic Cinnamon Plum seasonal blend. We asked Rishi Tea founder Joshua Kaiser to tell us more about Fair Trade tea, clean water, and -- bonus -- a third beverage, his favorite organic soy milk, for blending the perfect chai.For more than 1,000 years, tea has been the most consumed beverage next to water. Rishi Tea has a commitment to both.

As a winner of eleven First Place Awards for Best Tea at the 2009 World Tea Championship, they prove that their direct-from-the-source Fair Trade business model results in a superior product. But their community commitment doesn't stop at the source. Since 2008, Rishi Tea has also partnered with Clean Water Fund donating more than $10,000 to their efforts of cleaning and restoring North America’s waters through the sales of their Organic Cinnamon Plum seasonal blend. We asked Rishi Tea founder Joshua Kaiser to tell us more about Fair Trade tea, clean water, and -- bonus -- a third beverage, his favorite organic soy milk, for blending the perfect chai.

Read the interview at the Green America website »

 

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