From Kenya, Ajiri Tea Company black tea is high in antioxidants. It is pungent, coppery in appearance, rich in body and possesses a distinct flavor. After local farmers handpick the tea, it is produced at the Rainforest Alliance Certified Nyansiongo Tea Factory, a co-op of small-scale farmers. Local women then create individually designed packaging labels using dried banana bark. All profits go to the Ajiri Foundation, a non-profit that gives educational support to orphans in western Kenya.
P.O. Box 244, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972, www.ajiritea.com
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2011