All’s fair-trade in love and tea (Day 283)…

December 8, 2007

I’ve managed to green my tea (not that my tea is always green but — well, you know what I’m getting at) in more ways than one, buying only loose-leaf and refilling my packets, then using the wet leaves to get rid of lingering garlic smells on my fingers.

But for my Simple Saturday change today, I’m going to take one more step and ensure that all the tea I buy is also fair-trade. Fortunately, I live near Tealish and the Red Tea Box, both of which stock such ethically responsible varieties. I’ve already committed to drinking only fair-trade coffee and eating fair-trade chocolate, so this seems like the next logical step.

In fact, in my current headachey and dehydrated state, I think a matcha tea latte may be just what I need right now. Yugh.