Ethically Sourced Tea

As a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, we're working along with other buyers to improve conditions across the tea industry.

Tazo (our tea brand), is dedicated to bringing high quality, distinctive blends to our customers. We also reach out to communities that produce Tazo® tea ingredients through the CHAI (Community Health and Advancement Initiative) project, a joint partnership with Mercy Corps in the U.S. This project targets the needs of tea- and spice-growing communities with health services and economic development. Since 2003, Starbucks and our tea suppliers have contributed over £1.4 million, including £328,000 in fiscal 2008, to the CHAI project.