Saturday, April 15, 2006

Family owned and operated

What gives?

According to this article, a tea import company called Dragon Pearl Tea Company is billing itself as “the only American tea company buying directly from the farm.”

Obviously, they've never heard of Mellow Monk.

Not only does Mellow Monk buy directly from the farm—we may well be the only American tea company buying directly from tea farms that are family owned and operated. (The "family operated" part is important, because strictly speaking, a family-owned tea plantation that uses a lot of poorly paid, poorly treated laborers could still call itself a "family-owned tea farm.")

You can read about Mellow Monk's growers here.

—Mellow Monk

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