Our Commitment to Quality
Tea Plant and other Raw Materials
TEEKANNE works predominantly in controlled cultivation, in order to ensure the quality of important raw materials.
The value chain is controlled by TEEKANNE cultivation experts in the country of origin. The starting point is the selection of the optimum growing areas. Many factors, such as climate and environment, soil conditions, hours of sunshine and clean water, play a crucial role here.
Holistic Cultivation Concept
Lastly, TEEKANNE cultivation experts offer the selected growers advice and support in planning their fields, selecting the perfect seed and optimum processing of the products. Subsequent cultivation and harvesting are regularly checked by TEEKANNE employees on site. This is based on a holistic cultivation concept that takes into account people, nature and the environment.
Advice from TEEKANNE
The TEEKANNE cultivation experts are on hand to advise the producers on site. A relationship based on trust has developed after years of cooperation with our producers and suppliers. Together with the constant controls, it forms an important pillar of quality assurance.
Checking Compliance with the Strict Standards
The further processing of the harvest is regulated by the specifications and processes of the TEEKANNE quality standards. TEEKANNE regularly monitors compliance with strict environmental and hygiene standards. In addition, all our suppliers have committed themselves to a Code of Conduct (Standards and Practices Policy) that sets social standards.
We also attach great importance to sustainability in the procurement of raw materials. In this respect, we work together with the environmental protection organization Rainforest Alliance, amongst others. We also focus on the procurement of fair-trade and organic certified raw materials.
TEEKANNE Laboratory for Quality Control
Many new products are created in our product development department every year. However, more than 500 different samples are blended and tasted until this stage is reached. This is because many factors come into play to create a new TEEKANNE product: The raw materials must be of perfect quality and available in sufficient quantities. And of course, it all comes down to pure enjoyment in the end.
“Every TEEKANNE product has a unique, incomparable taste. A taste that can be recognized again and again. We have a team of trained tasters to make sure it stays that way.”