This week on Talking Tea we chat via Skype with Chris Olsen of Teatulia, an organic tea producer based in Bangladesh founded on principles of social responsibility and sustainability.
You may be familiar with the unique flavor profiles of Teatulia’s teas and blends, and Chris and I discuss the influence of the Bangladeshi terroir on the complex flavors and aromas of some of Teatulia’s award-winning teas. But what most impressed us at Talking Tea was the positive impact Teatulia has made on the environment and society surrounding its tea garden.
Chris talks about Teatulia’s transformation of a formerly desert terrain into a lush tea-growing region, and how Teatulia has not only created jobs but also fostered literacy programs. schools, and economic opportunity through better working conditions and its unique cattle lending and farm sharing programs.
You can find Teatulia’s teas and information about Teatulia’s programs at www.teatulia.com. If you’re interested in purchasing tea through Teatulia’s website, be sure to listen for the discount code for Talking Tea listeners toward the end of the episode. You can also find Teatulia on Facebook at facebook.com/teatulia, on Instagram at instagram.com/teatuliateas, and on Twitter @teatulia.
Talking Tea is produced and hosted by Ken Cohen. You can follow Ken on Twitter @kensvoiceken.
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This podcast features music from “Japanese Flowers” (https://soundcloud.com/mpgiii/japanese-flowers) by mpgiiiBEATS (https://soundcloud.com/mpgiii) available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Adapted from original.
Header image “Raw Puerh mid 1980 Menghai” by Cosmin Dordea, used under a Creative Commons CC By-SA 2.0 license. Adapted from original.
Photo of Teatulia’s tea garden courtesy of Teatulia.