We support projects that help improve the livelihoods for producers of our distinctive Starbucks® teas.
As a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, we're working along with other buyers to improve conditions across the tea industry.
Starbucks Tea, is dedicated to bringing high-quality, distinctive blends to our customers. We also reach out to communities that produce Starbucks tea ingredients through the CHAI (Community Health and Advancement Initiative) project, a joint partnership with Mercy Corps. This project targets the needs of tea- and spice-growing communities with health services and economic development. Since 2003, Starbucks and our tea suppliers have contributed US$2.4 million, including US$530,000 in fiscal 2008, to the CHAI project.