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    JusTea African Chai

    Country of Origin: Kenya Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of visible spices and petals Ingredients: black tea, fennel, clove, licorice, coriander, rose and safflower petals Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown I was really excited to finally get to try something +Jus Tea. You might remember that I recently interviewed the Bane family and that I interviewed Britta from JustTea on Episode 2 of my podcast. This tea is different from a traditional chai in that it has a Kenyan tea base and the addition of rose petals. The taste was earthy and robust with a healthy dose of spice and…

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    Interview with JusTea and Fundrazr Campaign

    Earlier this year I interviewed Britta from +Jus Tea on Episode 2 of my podcast. They are now entering the second phase of their fundraising campaign. Grayson and Paul Bane took some time to answer my questions about their mission, the Kenyan tea industry and more. Please give it a read and consider contributing to their campaign on Fundrazr. It is companies like JusTea that are transforming the industry and making the word a better place for tea farmers. The beautiful pictures scattered throughout this post are from the Bane family’s trip to Kenya in February. Make sure you watch their update video at the bottom of this post. I’ll be reviewing some of their…

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    Podcast Episode 2: Interview with JusTea

    I know it’s been a while but I finally got around to filming another podcast episode. This time I interviewed Britta from JusTea, an exciting project that is currently fundraising on Indiegogo. I was really impressed with their story and their passion. Here is a bit about who they are followed by the video of our interview. After watching, please consider supporting them and help spread the word. JusTea is a social justice movement wrapped in a social business. JusTea is partnering with small scale Kenyan tea farmers to empower them to learn how to hand process their own tea from the wet green leaf to whole leaf black tea and then buy…