HOUSE of WARIS Launches Certified Elephant-Friendly Black Tea

HOUSE of WARIS Botanicals announced its new Elephant Friendly Classic Black Tea, a collaboration with leading conservation charity, Elephant Family.

The UK's first Certified Elephant Friendly Tea is sourced from the only certified organic, biodynamic, fair trade and wildlife friendly estate in India. £1 of every tea pack will support Elephant Family's work to protect Asia's wildlife and human rights, fight biodiversity loss, and enable coexistence between all living things.

As India's COVID-19 crisis continues, HOUSE of WARIS will also donate 100 percent of profits toward pandemic relief.

Be a Part of the Movement

With a target of raising £1 million through sales of the tea, HOUSE of WARIS invites tea drinkers to be part of a movement that protects India's wild elephants, the indigenous communities living alongside them, and the workers that grow the tea.

“We need one million tea drinkers to be environmental crusaders from the comfort of their own kitchens,” said HOUSE of WARIS Botanicals Founder Waris Ahluwalia. “HOUSE of WARIS' Certified Elephant Friendly Classic Black Tea is the manifestation of decades-long conservation efforts – aligning the needs of the consumer with that of the endangered elephant, the forgotten and often mistreated indigenous communities that live amongst them, the tea plantation workers, and the soil that grows the tea. This is what CoExistence can look like. The little choices we make every day can have the biggest impact.”

Ahluwalia is an actor and designer, who created HOUSE of WARIS Botanicals as a vehicle for change, serving at the nexus of environmental justice, social justice and wellbeing. He believes that doing business the right way can have a greater impact on society. Working across the globe, and across disciplines, Waris exhibits his commitment to creating a more thoughtful way of living.

Elephant Family's CoExistence Exhibition

Available for pre-order in June, the release of the new tea coincides with Elephant Family's CoExistence exhibition, a public art installation that will be on display from June 14 to July 23 in London's Royal Parks. A herd of life-size elephants will transform the city's Royal Parks into the Nigiri Hills and trigger a moment of reflection and empathy for India's wild elephants that now live in human dominated spaces. CoExistence also aligns with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the UN Climate Change Conference, to highlight biodiversity loss and climate change.

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