If you have ever sipped a cup of our British Breakfast or Mango Ceylon teas, then you have delighted in the premium black tea leaves of Sri Lanka. An island off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka is known for its rich tradition of women harvesting tea by hand. Through their skills, strength, and dedication, these women drive local economies and boost their communities in the process.
Like in other developing countries, many Sri Lankans often struggle with good knowledge of food nutrition, safe drinking water and sanitation. As part of The Republic of Tea’s commitment to bring more Ta Shun (harmony) into the world, we are in a unique position to help.
Working with the international nonprofit, the Ethical Tea Partnership, and a local nonprofit, the PALM Foundation, we have crafted a program in Sri Lanka focused on nutrition, hygiene and financial literacy, with the goal of elevating thousands of women and their families. Together with our Citizens, we are starting to bring prosperity to women and their families, helping transform teatime into a more positive force for good.
Check out our Ministers’ (employees’) experience in Sri Lanka that inspired the Women of Tea: Sri Lanka program.
Our Legacy of Giving
Since 1992, The Republic of Tea has donated more than $3 million to nonprofits across the United States and in our local community. For a full list of our nonprofit partners, click here.