A few years ago, in the legendary St. Pauli in Germany’s Hamburg, someone set out “To incite and shape the process of social change”. In a small kitchen limes were cut and juiced, sugar was crushed and a lot of tea was brewed, all organic. It was all mixed accordingly and resulted in ChariTea (no sugar, though) and Lemonaid. Both Fairtrade. Off course.
The aim with these to liquid philanthropists is that they actually incite change; change of what we are consuming, and even more importantly where our food and brinks come from. For each bottle sold 5 pence/7 cents/6 €cents goes towards local community projects, from the same small farming cooperatives around the world where they source from. The rooibos tea is from South Africa and the money that goes back to this area, has financed a solar power system, that supplies the entire region with electricity. So not only is there sourced with respect, there is also cultivated.
Go feel good the next time you need refreshing. It’s worth it.