This is the fourth and final ‘winters warmers’ article offering tips for staying warm while feeling warm and fuzzy with the LLUF philosophy. So far I have covered:
- Less – staying warm with the bogan heat pack, or BHP
- Local – staying warm (and sexually satisfied!!) with Australian made socks
- Used – staying warm with a cheap and eco-friendly DIY project.
So now to cover fair!! Fairtrade tea has long been a thing, but the fancy marketing and familiarity of big brands like Tetley and Bushells keep us going back for more. But there are plenty of similarly priced and equally delicious fair-trade teas that come with two added bonuses:
- They are better for you (most fair trade teas are also organic), and
- They are better for the people who produce your tea.
So if you are thinking of making the switch why not start with one of these (excuse my dodgy graphics):
Both these teas are on the fancy end of the tea scale. And both are delicous. However Love Tea’s earl grey is organic, fair trade and comes in a very cute cardboard cannister. It is also an Australian run family business, which I love. When odering from their website I have always received my purchases within 48 hours and always with a little sampler of one of their teas to try!!
I love peppermint tea. I have it in a 500ml stein because a standard mug just doesn’t cut it. So needless to say price is a major consideration when it comes to this purchase. Nerada Organics has a complete range of fair-trade organic herbal teas that is available in most supermarkets. And at around $5.50 for 40 bags beats Liptons ‘Refreshing Mint’ by 5c a bag!!
Still not convinced? Watch this short video about the benefits of fair-trade and then see how you feel.