Sustainability

Our Mission

ETHICAL TEA PARTNERSHIP

The first non-UK company to join Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) in 2003. We follow ETP policies and buy ETP certified teas whenever possible.

RESPONSIBLE TEA PRODUCTION

Including sustainable farming, fair labor practices, and environmental stewardship.

We prioritize soil rehabilitation and limit pesticide use while meeting strict residue level standards.

REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE

By using recyclable paper sacks for shipping and recycling regularly, it is environmentally conscious and committed to reducing waste.

Underwent renovations to reduce emissions and energy consumption by 66%.

PLANT-BASED & PLASTIC-FREE TEA BAGS

All pyramid tea bags, including string and tag options, are made from compostable and biodegradable materials.


Prioritize sustainability and luxury while adhering to international and European standards for composability.

SOLAR POWERED FACILITY

Installed 2,600 solar panels on its Ontario facility in 2011, becoming carbon neutral and generating enough power for 70 homes while avoiding substantial emissions.

Earned a Sustainability Award from the Toronto Board of Trade in 2012 for their efforts.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN

To become carbon-negative through solar power, we purchased farms, planted trees, and renovated a log cabin in 2011.
Earned a Sustainability Award from the Toronto Board of Trade in 2012 by contributing to carbon neutrality

SHRINK YOUR TEA CARBON FOOTPRINT

Championing Eco-Friendly Tea Solutions to Minimize Environmental Impact.

Explore Our Sustainable Loose Leaf, Paper Iced Tea Bags, and Plastic-Free Pyramid Tea Bags which are made from cornstarch.

30 YEARS OF FAIR-TRADE PRACTICES & SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

By sourcing Fair Trade-certified teas whenever possible and implementing fair practices for workers and freehold tea growers, resulting in superior quality teas and benefits such as free schooling and healthcare for families on better estates.

100% Compostable, No Plastic

We're dedicated to promoting sustainability and reducing our environmental footprint in every way possible. That's why we're thrilled to offer tea bags that are not only made from renewable, plant-based materials but are also 100% biodegradable and compostable - with no plastic whatsoever!

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Carbon Strategy

3-stepped approach to cutting our carbon footprint

1. Carbon Reduction Infrastructure Efficency We designed our factory in Toronto, Canada to use less energy and reduce carbon emissions. We have fans that move air around to save heating and cooling costs, and we use efficient lighting. Plastic sheets are used in the warehouse to prevent heat loss and save energy. Packaging Efficiency We also try to be efficient with our product packaging to reduce waste and save energy during shipping.

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Social Responsibility

Fair Treatment & Trading We needs to see evidence of the following (at minimum) in order to either approve a new supplier, or maintain a relationship with an existing supplier...

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Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)

In 2003, we became the first non-UK company to join ETP. This organization ensures that tea estates follow ethical standards for living and working conditions. It is managed by member companies and reviewed by external auditors from Prince Waterhouse Cooper...

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Plant Base Material Tea Bag

METZ Pyramid Tea Bags are made from plant based material (sugar cane, corn or abaca)which are both commercially compostable and biodegradable. They are not made from nylon or any other petroleum based compounds. (Our mantra is – let’s enjoy tea together; naturally)...

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