Rooibos is a plant unique to South Africa and an herbal tea that’s been increasing in popularity all around the world. It’s also been part of the UTZ program since 2010. Learn more about this distinctive ‘redbush’, from who produces it to the challenges facing the sector and what we as an organization are doing about it.Continue reading
Willie Nel owns a large rooibos plantation in Western Cape, South Africa, while father and son team Niklaas and Andries Slinger own a smaller plantation. Both are UTZ certified, but do they face the same benefits and challenges? We fired some quick questions at them to find out.
South African manufacturer and producer Carmién Tea is one of the leading names in the rooibos industry. Established in 1998, the company’s founder and Managing Director Mientjie Mouton is keen to ensure the future production of this unique crop through sustainable farming practices.
The Ostfriesische Teegesellschaft (OTG) is one of Europe’s largest tea companies. Its goal is to purchase 100% of the raw materials for tea from sustainable sources for all brands by 2020. We spoke to Executive Director Annemarie Leniger about OTG’s com-mitment to sustainability.