14 May '11, 9pm

Zhena's Gypsy Tea: Responsible Tea Production

Growing tea is a tricky business. It is hugely labour intensive to collect the tea leaves, and having done a bit of tea plucking myself, I can tell you it is extremely hard work. Throughout the world tea plantation workers (mostly women) are overworked,underpaid, exposed to pesticides and herbicides daily, and suffer huge infant mortality rates. Once their plucking days are over, they generally become homeless. Zhena Muzyka of Zhena's Gypsey Tea has made it her mission to produce tea that is organic, free trade and provides a good living for workers, as well as providing education and access to health care for the workers' families and a place to retire to.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/zhenas-gypsy-tea....

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Zhena's Gypsy Tea: Responsible Tea Production

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Zhena's Gypsy Tea: Responsible Tea Production

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