• Interviews

    Guest Post: Making a Difference in Sri Lanka by Tim Pare

    Today I am beyond excited to share with you the mission and message of Tea Leaf Trust. Their work of providing education and vocational training for poor communities in tea growing regions of Sri Lanka is something that I think all tea drinkers should support. In November 2007, my wife Yasmene and I travelled to Sri Lanka on our honeymoon. It was a trip that was going to change everything for us as a couple and help us to establish the foundation of what we wanted to do and achieve in the rest of our lives together. One day in the middle of our fortnight away, we travelled through the tea fields and…


  • Blogging

    Kiva for Tea

    I’m starting a new project that I’m really excited about and I hope that you will join me. First, let me explain what Kiva does. They are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. As tea drinkers, I believe that we have a social responsibility to help those who work hard to produce our tea in any way that we can. Through Kiva, I’ve been able to make loans to two Kenyan tea farmers. If you sign up using this link,…