We at World Tea House, love tea outside all the health claims and weight loss claims. We simply enjoy a good cuppa tea steeped with adventure and tradition. This is not to say that we do not carefully select our teas. In fact far from it but there are criteria that our teas must make in order to be part of our collection and they are as follows.

Fair Trade

We believe that not matter where you are and who you are you deserve a fair wage. We do not believe that our farmers deserve to be held hostage buy demands of the market and the pressures of odd weather patterns. Does this change the flavour of the tea? Probably not but as we like to think that our tea brings happiness to both our suppliers and customers.

Organic Farming

As you may have notice from our catalog a great many of our teas are certified organic. This is not an accident. We at World Tea House, believe that organic farming is the only responsible way to produce a proper cup of tea for both the Earth and you. As for the taste of tea there is nothing more horrible than tasting spray with your tea — which may be perfectly safe for human consumption but is not exactly appetizing. As for the Earth we believe that with plights like soil erosion and removal of nutrition are not worth it. Especially with such beautiful vistas that many estates exist on.

What is not well known is that Organic certification is an expensive and time consuming process which leaves certain smaller estates, like the one producing our Uji Gyokuro, in a bind. We attempt to make sure all or teas are in fact farmed within the spirt of organic farming and always encourage or suppliers to get certified but even if they are not and we are sure that they are practicing safe farming methods we will still do business with them. After all Tea is about the humans that produce it a not all about legal red tape.

A Sustainable Future

We are not a do as I say and not as I do shop. We try to live by our convictions and make sure that our packaging is as biodegradable and recyclable as possible. To this end our entire shop produces, on average, one bag of garbage a week. We do this so that we can live in cleaner world tomorrow.

Enjoy Your Tea
World Tea House