Happy Fair Trade Friday! Today we have partnered with Rishi Tea to give away a Travel Mug Gift Set to three very lucky winners. There are a variety of ways to enter, and you can get up to 10 entries! Login with Facebook or register your email below to see all the ways to enter the giveaway:
Rishi has paired their Fair Trade Certified Jade Cloud  green tea and Pu-erh Classic  tea with a sleek Timolino Travel Mug has a built-in infuser. Both teas are relatively forgiving when it comes to brewing temperatures and times, so they are easy to prepare for a quick on-the-go mug of tea. This vacuum travel mug stays hot all day long, so it's also a great option for tea at the office.
About Rishi Tea :
Rishi Tea’s commitment to sustainability is a core company philosophy that stems from the organic tea gardens where the teas are harvested. The company's firsthand experience in many tea-growing regions led to our heightened awareness of the dire need for social responsibility. Rishi Tea was among the first to earn organic certification under the USDA’s Natural Organic Program in November of 2002 and is at the forefront in the advancement of Fair Trade Certified tea. The Fair Trade Certified farms with which Rishi partners directly support a better life for the tea-farming families and their communities through fair prices, fair wages, safe working conditions, environmental sustainability, education and community development.
Ancient Tea Tree Harvest
Women of the Dai ethnic minority from Jingmai Village climb antique trees to harvest tealeaves for Rishi's Pu-erh, Black and Green Teas.
Bulang women from Mangjing Village harvest Rishi's Ancient Tea Tree flowers.
Seen here is the old religious temple above Mannong Old Village before the renovations were made with Fair Trade community development funds. The dilapidated temple was made with crude plank walls, and it was difficult to gather here to worship when the weather was poor.
New Religious Temple
At the top of the hill above the main community center at Mannong Old Village stands this renovated temple. The Lahu and Hani people of Mannong and Manmai practice a local Buddhist-Animist religion.