As a small family business, honesty, integrity and sustainability are more than just words to us. We value the simple and the natural; from the special soil just right for rooibos, through the packaging we choose, all the way to the drink in your cup. It’s important to us to minimise our impact on the Earth – read on for how we do it.
PLANET & PEOPLE
We know you want the packaging your products come in to be sustainable. We’re very particular about this too, and are always striving for better. Let’s break it down:
All of our teabags are made from a plant-based, biodegradable material, 100% free from petrochemical plastics. You can dispose of them with your general waste, but even better to pop them in your food waste bin. While we’re big fans of garden composting, most home systems won’t provide the heat, pressure and microorganisms to ensure the teabags fully break down, so it’s best to let your council get the best from them.
The foil pouches we use to keep our teabags fresh are recyclable along with plastic bags at larger supermarkets. We are looking for a better solution at the moment, so watch this space. The clear pouches we use for our pyramid teabags (the Cold Brew range) and loose leaf teas are biodegradable and suitable for industrial composting.
All Tick Tock boxes are 100% recyclable card. Open them up, flatten them down and add them to your paper recycling stack.
We never use GM crops, we support organic farming practices and minimize the use of manmade fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. We're also a member of the Rainforest Alliance and the Organic Food Federation. These small steps help us to protect the heritage of the rooibos-growing areas for generations to come.
SUPPLIERS AND GROWERS
We value every person involved in bringing your rooibos from farm to cup. Trading thoughtfully with all of our tea suppliers is a given, with relationships based on trust and respect going back decades. Thanks to these, we are able to encourage environmentally sound, ecologically progressive agricultural practices.