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Ethical Tea Partnership


The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is a not-for-profit organisation which convenes tea companies, development agencies, governmental and nongovernmental organisations to improve the lives of communities within the tea sector.

We work in partnership to tackle the deeprooted issues that are holding back the sustainability of the tea sector. These include: improving the incomes and well-being of farmers and workers; improving living conditions and nutrition; improving the lives and opportunities for women and young people in tea communities and reducing gender-based violence; improving climate change resilience.

To find out more about the ETP and its role at the centre of tea sustainability go to:


The Metropolitan Tea Company Ltd. is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership.

In 2003 Metropolitan Tea became the first non-UK tea company to obtain ETP membership. To this day, whenever possible, we buy from ETP approved Estates, and promote their policies on our travels around the globe.


Ethical tea tastes better.

Are you currently buying teas certified by the Ethical Tea Partnership? You should.

Contact us and become a Metropolitan Tea customer now.