By Kristen Mercure
I love October. The crisp air. The turning leaves. The commitment to giving farmers a fair price for their products. Yes, October is Fair Trade Month and traditionally you’d hear us talk about how Fair Trade creates some of the best coffee in the world, because farmers can afford to follow time-honored traditions that produce the finest beans. That’s still true – Green Mountain Coffee® offers one of the largest selections of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee in the country – but now, you can enjoy four Fair Trade Certified™ teas with your Keurig® brewer, too:
- Bigelow® English Breakfast Tea: For three generations, the Bigelow family has specialized in creating deliciously different, world class teas. To make our English Breakfast Tea, we use fine quality Fair Trade Certified™ tea from high elevation gardens, gently processed to bring out the tea’s smooth, robust flavor.
- Celestial Seasonings® Green Tea: Good health. Great taste. Green tea leaves come from the same plant as traditional black tea, but are quickly dried to preserve their vibrant color and natural antioxidants. This blend brings together two delicious, Fair Trade Certified™ teas – authentic green tea and delicate Bai Mu Dan white tea – to create a smooth, balanced cup with a pleasantly mild flavor.
- Honest Tea® Just Green Iced tea and Just Black Iced Tea: Theses unsweetened smooth green and black teas are “just” in the sense of “fair,” as in Fair Trade certification, which helps ensure that tea garden workers get paid fair wages and can invest in their communities. You’ll love our Just Green Iced Tea and Just Black Iced Tea both for what’s on the label and for what’s not.
Remember: whether coffee or tea, Fair Trade Certified™ means better coffee and tea for you and a better quality of life for farmers.