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Ethical Tea Partnership

Upton Tea Imports is honored to be a member company of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). Founded in 1997, this non-commercial alliance of major tea packing companies works to promote social responsibility in the world tea trade and to ensure the ethical sourcing of tea. Their work improves tea sustainability, the lives and livelihoods of tea workers and farmer, and the environment in which tea is produced.

All members of the ETP share four core beliefs:
  • A responsibility for the social and ethical conditions in sourcing the tea we purchase.
  • Activities in this area should be non-competitive and apolitical.
  • A respect for the culture and legislation in tea producing countries while also aspiring to international standards.
  • Working in partnership with tea producers.

We are proud to support this important work in the global tea community.