A Tea Grower’s view of discount culture, ethical consumerism and the role of Ceylon Tea in a sustainable future Writing in The Australian last week, Damon Kitney headlined coverage of…
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Good tea for good health – one more reason to brew a cuppa
A growing body of scientific evidence points to the human health benefits in tea. Yet tea growers who value quality suffer the consequences of discounting that drives them to compete with cheap, blends that are popular for the ability it gives brands to discount and lure consumers through price. That is harmful to an industry struggling to overcome an exploitative, colonial history and evolve into a sustainable, climate adapted, socially responsible tea industry.
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Photographer Yuriko Nakao’s perspective on Significance
In March last year, an accomplished and empathetic photographer, Yuriko Nakao visited Sri Lanka and the Merrill J. Fernando Foundation’s Western Centre on the outskirts of Colombo. Making pictures at…