that we offer you one of the world`s most sought after teas for an unbeatable low price? The answer is simple: since its early days in 1985, our supplier, the German "Teekampagne", believes in its "campaign principle"! The Tea Campaign Canada as its retailer follows these principles, which are:
We sell only high grade FTGFOP1 Darjeeling tea. Nothing else. Simplicity reduces costs.
We buy in bulk. Bulk saves money.
Teekampagne buys directly from the tea gardens in Darjeeling. No middlemen are involved.
All our teas are organic certified. Each batch is additionally tested on all kind of possible chemical residues. After each harvest the high graded teas are carefully selected by the "Teekampagne" and their teamasters. Only top qualities will make it to you!
Tea stores pretty well for long periods of time. The use of large packets saves on packaging, labeling and handling costs.
Most of our customers buy their year`s supply at a time. This saves shipping costs for them and warehouse costs for us.
We inform our customers about the arrival of a new harvest. Our customers spread the news. They help us to reduce marketing expenses. We pass these savings - like all other savings - along to our customers!
The latest data from InfodriveIndia.com tell us that from July 05. - August 03.2016 the bulk of Darjeeling tea was exported to Germany (46.93%), The Netherlands (20.15%) and Japan (12.47%). This is a total of 79.55%! The forth-largest importer during this period of time are the US (7.12%), followed by Canada with 2.31%. If we compare the value of the Canadian import (16,520.18USD) with that of Germany (335,749.17USD) we clearly see that Canada is still a micro-importer of this sought after tea. The question is: what can be done that Canadians get aware of the unique taste of Darjeeling tea and more of this tea is imported and consumed? We at Tea Campaign Canada do our best, but more action...
I recently had occasion to speak with an American academic who has written extensively on Darjeeling. We discussed GI briefly and her findings about attitudes towards the system in the region among tea garden management. I was surprised, but, not shocked to learn that planters are not necessarily in favour of the system given that it adds expense to their production process. This finding by the individual gave me pause for reflection on what the purpose of GI is. As a system to identify, essentially, taste with place, GI is aimed at creating a unique identity, protected at law, for a given areas' product. Colombia has coffee; Scotland has Scotch; India has Darjeeling (among other tea areas protected by GI)....