Ethical Tea Partnership


To create a “thriving tea industry that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.”

This is the mission of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). This not for profit organization improves the sustainability of our industry and the lives of those who make our teas. They focus on four areas:

  • Raising social and environmental standards
  • Improving the lives of tea workers and their families
  • Supporting Smallhold tea farmers
  • Improving environmental management


North America’s First Member

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.


For more, visit the Ethical Tea Partnership.