Our Supply Chain

Directly on Site with our Partners

The supply chain for tea is a special one that originates in many different regions of the world. We source around 300 raw materials from over 150 suppliers from 50 different countries for the diverse TEEKANNE tea blends. In contrast to most companies that purchase ready-made tea blends through wholesalers, we are usually linked with regional farmers in the countries of origin by long-term partnerships. This enables us to purchase the raw materials directly and to be in personal contact with the producers – a rarity in the industry.

Because the quality of our products is close to our heart, we firmly believe that these long-term partnerships based on trust ensure the greatest possible transparency in our supply chain.

We Create a Unique Tea Quality

The special quality of our products is ensured by two factors. One is our early involvement in the supply chain and the other is the fact that we produce most of our tea blends ourselves.

We do not forget that tea is a natural product. We are constantly working on our recipes to ensure that our consumers always find the consistent quality they are used to in their cup. For example, a so-called mono-product such as mint tea which contains “only” one raw material can be a blend of 10 different harvests from 3 different countries. However, due to our many years of experience in composing and producing tea blends, some of which are very complex, we are able to systematically control the quality and meet the high expectations of tea drinkers every day.

Around 50 Employess Deal with our Suppliers and Raw Material Every Day

Our focus is on the best quality and high value products. This is ensured by around 50 employees in purchasing and quality assurance who deal with our suppliers and raw materials on a daily basis. The greatest possible transparency plays an enormously important role in all our processes, as this is the only way to ensure traceability to the origin at all times.

Long-term Partnerships, Fairness and Transparenty in Cooperation are Our Greatest Assets

For us, it is a matter of course to regularly question and check compliance with the social standards at the point of origin. This means that we immediately make a critical assessment of a particular supplier, change our purchasing priorities and stop buying from problematic suppliers if necessary.

If our strict requirements are not met in full in very rare exceptional cases, it is important for us to clarify this internally as well as directly with our suppliers on the basis of a fair and ethical principle. We deliberately do not publish lists or assign ratings. This is because there are people behind every number and every name. People whom we support and with whom we work together to become a little bit better every day. We take this responsibility very seriously.

Read more

Organic Raw Materials Procurement

Environmentally Friendly Production Location

Spearmint
Green Tea
Spearmint
Use of cookies

I accept the use of cookies that are necessary for the functioning of the website (required cookies), in order to offer me products and services that correspond to my areas of interest and enable the compilation of statistics (performance-related cookies) and to access customized products and services on the website (marketing cookies). I can revoke my consent at any time. If you do not agree to this, we will limit ourselves to the essential cookies and the content will not be tailored to you individually. You can find more information here You can change your settings at any time by clicking "Cookie Settings" at the top of the page.

Settings Accept
Cookie Einstellungen
Required cookies
Performance-related cookies
Marketing Cookies
Required cookies

These cookies are necessary for the functioning of our website and can not be deactivated in our systems. Typically, these cookies are only set in response to actions you take to meet a service request, such as setting your privacy preferences, signing up, or completing forms. They enable the handling of the shopping cart function and the payment process and help in the management of security problems as well as in the compliance with legal regulations. You can set your browser to block these cookies or to notify you about these cookies. However, some parts of the site may not work.

Performance-related cookies

These cookies enable us to analyze website usage so that we can measure and improve their performance. In some cases, these cookies can improve the speed at which we process your requests and help remember the page settings you've chosen. If you refuse these cookies, it may result in recommendations that are poorly tailored to you or the site may be slow to respond.

Marketing Cookies

These cookies can be placed on our website by our advertising partners. They can be used by these companies to create a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertising on other websites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. By refusing these cookies, you may be exposed to ads that are not relevant to you, or that you can not connect to Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks or share content on social networks. If you switch on the marketing cookies, then the performance cookies will also be enabled because the tracking is needed for the marketing cookies. If you activate the marketing cookies you also agree on activating the tracking cookies.

Save settings