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Our Impact

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1% OF EVERY PURCHASE GOES TO LAUNCHING A FARMER-OWNED TEA FACTORY IN THE HIMALAYAS. 

Tea has the potential to transform life for Himalayan tea farmers by creating sustainable livelihoods and repairing damaged ecosystems. However, growing tea alone isn’t enough. Rather, it’s during the processing—when the harvested leaves are made into finished teas inside tea factories—where the real value in the industry is found. Unfortunately, tea factories are expensive to build, making them out of reach for cash-strapped farmers. 

That’s where the Young Mountain Tea community can help. We're partnering with farmers in North India to to get a new factory up-and-running. Soon, tea farmers in the Kumaon village of Champawat, 90% of whom are women, will launch their region’s first community-owned tea factory. This factory will be a blueprint for a model of sustainable change in the tea industry—first in Champawat, then across Kumaon, and eventually throughout the Himalayas and the world. 

We’re honored to be a part of a brighter future for the farmers who work so hard to produce our teas, and we hope you’ll join us in this journey. Everytime you purchase a tea, 1% of your purchase goes towards this factory. And if you want to further support rural farmers, you donate directly to our effort: 

YOU CAN OFFSET YOUR TEA’S CARBON FOOTPRINT WITH EVERY ORDER.

When you purchase tea from our online shop, you can choose to offset the carbon in your order through an option during the checkout process. We’re also working to set up a program in India that will sponsor tea saplings, so you can support farmers planting more tea trees, leading to more carbon sequestration in the future. tea leaf graphic

YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES.

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Rethink is a comprehensive program for Lane County businesses, offered by Oregon-based nonprofit BRING and its partner, Lane County Waste Management. We achieved Rethink Certification in 2022 by practicing conservation and efficiency actions in the following categories:

  • Energy
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Solid Waste
  • Transportation
  • Wastewater
  • Water
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
  • Resilience