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Social Responsibility

The world we live in is full of people and companies seeking to make money, sometimes at the cost of others. That isn’t the Pinestone way.

We are driven by a vision of bringing authentic Chinese teas to the UK market, but we also uphold the following values:

  • Everyone in the tea supply chain deserves to be treated with respect, paid fairly, and afforded good working conditions
  • All tea should be ethically sourced and fully traceable
  • Businesses should make more effort to be fully carbon neutral. We have ambitions to become a Carbon Neutral Company by 2023
  • Packaging should be recyclable as far as possible with minimum use of plastics in our packaging
  • Green tea is a beverage with proven physical and mental benefits and should be available and enjoyed by many

Dhanzai Poverty Alleviation

In 2021 we will be working with a scheme called the Danzhai Poverty Alleviation Tea Garden, shown above. The scheme addresses unemployment in the tea-growing sector and has established a 1,000-acre tea garden which is rented out to participants at 4,900 yuan (£560) each year. By sourcing our tea from this scheme, we help to create and sustain jobs. This is supported by the Danzhai Party Committee and the Chinese Government.