ekaterra buys 5% of the world’s tea so 385 million people can enjoy a cup of tea every day. We support around 1 million people working in 21 different countries, from India and China to Argentina and Australia. We’ve also got plantations in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, as well as 11 regional factories that process the tea bought from farmers.
Black and green tea, made from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, makes up 90% of our business. We also produce plant-based herbal teas (or ‘tisanes’), infusions and non-teas made from flowers, herbs and plants other than Camellia sinensis such as chamomile, peppermint and rooibos.
As the world’s biggest tea provider, we have a responsibility to do everything as sustainably as possible. From improving the lives of the people who pick our leaves, to how we blend and package our products, all while keeping our environmental footprint as small as we can.