Ethical and Sustainable

Unlike many other commercial crops, tea can be grown 12 months of the year. For workers in the developing world, this means a sustainable income is available all year-round. The tea bush is also a very earthy plant and certain varieties can yield suitable leaf for up to 100 years. This means that the emissions and financial output associated with replanting crops can be greatly minimised.

The Best teas are hand-picked.

Due to the mountainous terrain and high altitude of the world's leading growing regions, such as Darjeeling, Sri Lanka or Kenya, luxury teas must be hand-plucked. This means that for most of the world's luxury teas, and all of Journey's products, the harvesting process consumes very little fossil fuel and releases virtually no CO2.

Most estates use renewable timber, refuse wood and root stock from exhausted tea bushes as a fuel source as often as possible. Not only are these fuel sources renewable and less costly than fossil fuels, they also emit fewer emissions.

Pesticide Free Tea.

Wherever possible, our tea is pesticide free. Certain highly elevated tea districts, such as Darjeeling or the Kenyan highlands, can support tea without pesticides since pests that typically attack tea cannot survive at the lofty altitudes.