PREORDER TODAY FOR DELIVERY IN MARCH 2019. HELP US RAISE THE FUNDS WE NEED TO PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT AT ORIGIN, AND SOURCE TEA THAT'S KIND TO PEOPLE, PLANET AND POCKET

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Get the best tea you’ll ever drink, up to 50% cheaper* than the supermarkets, and empower Malawian tea farmers to earn a better, more sustainable living

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THE UK'S FIRST TEA COOPERATIVE

We're building the UK’s first global tea cooperative, connecting tea drinkers with tea farmers, and rethinking the journey from crop to cup to get a fairer deal for all.

Our mission is to make tea a force for good. We want to build the facilities required to farm, process and pack tea right at origin, rather than in UK factories. That way we'll be creating employment, boosting the Malawian economy and enabling some of the world's poorest tea communities to build a sustainble future for themselves.

SO HOW DOES A COOPERATIVE WORK?

A coop is formed by a group of people joining forces to achieve a shared common goal, using their size and power to enable positive social and economic change. 

Our common goal is to make tea a force for good. Using our size and collective investment made up of our members' orders (and our own backing) will enable us to build our own tea supply chain. 

There are lots of types of a cooperative, so check out our video below to show how the LoveTea Cooperative works.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Choose your tea now

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET WITH loVETEA

ACCESS INCREDIBLE QUALITY TEA

We’re building exclusive, direct partnerships with independent tea farmers across the world, known for their best-in-class teas, hand-selected by our tea expert of 27 years, Joyce.

UP TO 50% CHEAPER* THAN THE SUPERMARKETS

Buying in bulk and cutting out profit-stealing middlemen means we’ll be able to pass the savings onto you, making your brew up to 50% cheaper* than the comparable supermarket brand. 

A FAIR DEAL FOR PEOPLE & PLANET

100% traceable ingredients, transparent supply chain, and plastic free as standard. Because we're building a new supply chain, we're can ensure it's highly ethical.

OK I'M IN, HOW DO I JOIN?

PICK YOUR TEAS

We've four fantastic teas to choose from, grown on organic-certified farms. A mixture of black tea classics and herbal infusions in loose leaf and pyramid bags, we've got your back however you brew.

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE

The more you spend the more you get, and the cheaper your tea becomes. So whether you're a serial slurper or casual cuppa kinda guy/gal, we've got bulk-boxes to suit your tea drinking habits.

PREORDER TODAY

We need to rally as many people as we can to join our coop, to fill a shipping container with tea sourced direct from our farms. Prepaying for your tea today will enable us to realise our mission to make tea a force for good.

choose your tea

  • English Breakfast
    Vendor
    Pyramid Bags or Loose Leaf (Free P&P)
    Regular price
    £15.00
    Sale price
    £15.00
  • Earl Grey
    Vendor
    Pyramid Bags or Loose Leaf (Free P&P)
    Regular price
    £15.00
    Sale price
    £15.00
  • Peppermint
    Vendor
    Pyramid Bags or Loose Leaf (Free P&P)
    Regular price
    £15.00
    Sale price
    £15.00
  • Ginger and Orange Blossom
    Vendor
    Pyramid Bags or Loose Leaf (Free P&P)
    Regular price
    £15.00
    Sale price
    £15.00

Ethics first. Profits second.

As a cooperative, we’re able to put ethics at the forefront of what we do.

Do the right thing. Choose LoveTea. 

WHY BUYING IN BULK IS BETTER

Better for our farmers

The more tea you order, the better deal we can secure with our farmers. This means we can pay them more as a result, and agree an exclusive partnership too. 

We'll also be using a portion of what you spend with us to build the much-needed factories on their farms, to enable the picking, packing and processing to happen on-site, and begin our journey to making tea a force for good. 

Better for you, our customers

Buying larger quantities of tea means you get it at a far cheaper price than the equivalent supermarket brand, in the knowledge you're helping do incredible things to our farmers lives at origin.

It also reduces the risk of that sight we all hate: opening the cupboard to an empty jar of tea! 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once we've reached £100k of pre-orders for our tea, we'll have enough buying power to secure our first shipment (1 whole shipping container) of tea, sourced in a direct farmer partnership.

We'll also use this money to build our first packaging factory in Malawi, where we'll package all LoveTea products, providing a whole host of benefits to the local community, notably, a sustainable living wage.

The sooner we reach this target, the sooner we can finalise the details and secure your shipments. We're aiming to have your tea with you by early March 2019. If however, you change your mind between now and our launch then we'll happily give you a full refund.

LoveTea is a truly incredible venture that could change how we all think of and buy tea today. Which is why we're backing it to do big things in 2018

Mick Van Ettinger (Executive Vice President, Tea – Unilever)

This project has tremendous potential to make a great positive impact on the lives of tea growing communities in Malawi and Kenya while also bringing you some of the best teas from these countries.  

Joyce Maina (Tea Master for 27 Years)

I’m a huge believer in direct trade as a way to unlock incredible quality products, whilst empowering growers in developing countries. LoveTea is another example of this world-changing model in action and I’m proud to support them.

Stephen Rapoport, (Founder – Pact Coffee)

IS BULK TOO MUCH CHUNK FOR YOUR TRUNK?

Then maybe our subscription offerings are more your cup of tea. Find out more here.

* 50% cheaper than the equivalent available in supermarkets, October 2018.