Being British, drinking tea has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, but my journey to become a tea maker came later in life. An opportunity to travel around South Asia while working overseas, led me to become immersed in the vibrant chai culture of the region I was exploring. The experience was the beginning of a life-long love affair with tea—the magical way it brings people together, but also a deeper appreciation for the land where it grows and the communities who make it.
Returning to the UK a few years later, I decided to train as a tea connoisseur, when I learnt there was a bad side to the tea industry that has been brewing since commercial tea production began..... Lack of transparency and industrial-scale farming were leaving its impact on the land and the communities where tea is grown. Believing that tea can be good, I quit my day job, and so Karma Tea Co. was born.
Karma Tea Co. is founded on the belief that in order to be good, you have to do good. Being good for us means making things good for everyone, from drinkers to growers. This is just the start. We know there is more to do, and I hope you’ll join us on our journey to make tea good for everyone.