We love tea.
And the planet.
That’s why we work alongside our partners from around the globe to work tirelessly to lessen the impact we have on the environment. From planting native trees to utilizing hydro-electric power, our growers strive to achieve harmony between nature and growing some of the best tea on the planet.
Every single Pure Leaf product uses tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea estates. Why? Well, we believe in working with people who share some of our values: that a business can be successful and work to reduce their environmental impact and better the social and economic opportunities of those around them.
India – Darjeeling Tea
Darjeeling is a region in India known for its unique and delicate flavoured tea leaves, usually having hints of floral notes and fruity undertones. We always hand-pluck leaves from the second flush from this area for a smoother tea experience.
With running rivers and the Himalayan mountains as backdrop, our Darjeeling tea is sourced from two tea gardens. Our growers are dedicated to protecting the environment, planting indigenous trees along the area’s many rivers to prevent erosion and maintain good drainage so we can help make sure only the best tea leaves make it to your cup.
India – Assam Tea
Grown in the low-altitude region of Assam in India, this tea is known for its strong, bold flavour. The area’s unique climatic conditions of heavy rainfall contribute to a lengthy growing season and make Assam the world’s largest tea growing region.
We source Assam tea from ten different tea gardens in the region.
Kenya – Milima Tea
Grown in Kericho, Kenya, our Milima tea is a uniquely crafted mix of black tea and real spices delivering a sweet and spicy flavour. Here, tea plants are of the highest quality, grown at 2000 metres above sea level in rich soil high in organic content.
The estate we source our Milima tea from borders the Mau Forest Reserve and uses strict anti-pesticide practices. In 2015, the estate commissioned a bio-diversity study and is strongly committed to replanting indigenous plants through the estate and surrounding forests.
The entire operation is partially powered by hydro-electricity and only uses sustainable timber form the grounds. They achieve all of this while employing 11,000 people, providing them and their families with housing, school and medical services.
Indonesia – Green Tea
Consistent temperatures and humidity make Indonesia a perfect location to grow tea plants. Grown at an elevation of 1350-1500 metres, our green tea is sourced from four tea gardens in Java. One of the estates is located near the Gunung Tilu Forest Conservation area and is dedicated to protecting the area’s unique, local flora and fauna.
Ceylon tea for our Earl Grey is sourced from several gardens throughout Sri Lanka. Grown in the Low Grown area of Sri Lanka at an elevation from sea level to 600 metres, Ceylon tea is heavy and robust with a deep colour.
Ceylon tea for our Chai and English Breakfast is grown in gardens in the High Grown area of Sri Lanka, at an elevation of 1,200 metres. The change in grow altitudes causes this Ceylon tea to be strong in flavour with a rounded and bright finish.
Green Tea with Jasmine
Located in the beautiful, mountainous scenery of the Hangzhou district of China is an enclave where the green tea for our Green tea with Jasmine is grown. The tea garden sits amongst rich biodiversity, including over 900 hectares of natural bamboo forest, 240 hectares of mountain forest, and 240 hectares of water.
Protective of the land and local waterways, this estate actively engages in sustainable land management and conservation of the eco-systems of the surrounding farmland and forests.
Our Promise To You
Each bottle, box and bag of our real leaf tea is the result of thousands of people working toward one goal: sustainably growing the most delicious tea in the world.