Ethically Sourced Tea

As a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, we're working along with other buyers to improve conditions across the tea industry.

Tazo (our tea brand), is dedicated to bringing high-quality, distinctive blends to our customers. We also reach out to communities that produce Tazo® tea ingredients through the CHAI (Community Health and Advancement Initiative) project, a joint partnership with Mercy Corps. This project targets the needs of tea- and spice-growing communities with health services and economic development. Since 2003, Starbucks and our tea suppliers have contributed $2.4 million, including $530,000 in the 2008 financial year, to the CHAI project.