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Direct Sourcing

Direct Sourcing

We at Numi believe in creating and supporting programs that benefit farmers and workers for all of our overseas partners and it is our aim to incorporate third-party certification into the entire line of Numi Organic Tea products. However, even with products that are not officially certified, we build direct relationships with our farming partners to ensure quality and consistency of products, the fair treatment of workers, better working and living conditions, and an overall improved quality of life for families and communities. Since our initial product launch in 1999, we have made it a priority to source exclusively from suppliers who ethically support their workers.

From Numi’s beginnings in 1999, we have worked with the same small-scale, organic rooibos farmers in the Northern Cederberg mountain range of South Africa. This long-standing partnership has brought economic benefits to this remote region of Africa: the cooperative farming model enables workers to become shareholders, ensuring a better future.
Teas that are purchased from this garden are: Honeybush, Rooibos, Green Rooibos

Flowering TeaFlowering Tea™ 
Flowering Teas™ are premium; handpicked organic tea leaves handsewn around flowers into bundles or rosettes by artisans in China. The Numi tea’m has visited these artisans many times, and have provided funds for equipment and air conditioning at the workshop.
Teas that are purchased from this garden are: Flowering Teas

Direct Sourcing BambooBamboo 
The Numi tea’m works directly with our bamboo supplier to ensure that the wages of the workers are significantly higher than the average Chinese worker. We have been working with the same bamboo supplier for the past 12 years, using bamboo in our gift items and foodservice chests.
Packages using bamboo: Flowering Tea Set in Bamboo, Tableside Tea Service