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Originally Appeared on Bon Appétit
Here we are, writing about tea again! But the thing about humanity’s progress is, tea is getting more ethically farmed and sustainably sourced in this age of transparency. How’s that for buzzword bingo.
Anyway, we’re currently drinking Alaya’s loose-leaf teas, which are organically farmed by workers in India who are treated kindly. But what does that really mean? Smita Satiani, Alaya’s co-owner, explains that they work with tea farms that are Fair Trade International Certified. That means the workers receive housing, pension funds, healthcare, cooking fuel, footwear, and support for their dependents, including free milk through infant nutrition programs, free primary education, and scholarships for further educational training.
Their packaging is also compostable, for Healthyish bonus points.
Our favorite pouch is the Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea. It’s lightly floral, with a sturdy black tea backbone. Brewed hot, it’s especially dainty (appealing for those who find tea too tannic or bitter). For stronger flavor, cold brew it for an hour or so, with slightly more leaves in the pot. Sleepytime fan? Try the Tusli tea, or straight-up chamomile flowers. Chai fan? Get into the Assam and Ginger blend.
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