Our commitment to the environment—to the lands on which we grow our teas—is as strong as our commitment to our workers. From natural forms of pest control to hand-plucking tea leaves, Walters Bay ensures our teas are grown, processed, and distributed in a sustainable manner.
Hand-Plucking Tea Leaves
All of our tea leaves are hand-plucked in order to:
- ensure tea quality
- eliminate carbon emissions from mechanized harvesters and
- monitor and remove any imperfect leaves, as well as some insects and pests.
We maintain our soils by using grass varieties in our fields to control erosion.
Limited-use of pesticides
We encourage our growers not to use pesticides, which helps to sustain the ecological balance of the tea fields.
The trees planted in the fields have become natural habitats for various types of birds around the area.
We use natural forms of pest control such as planting certain kinds of grass that act as a natural deterrent to any pests.
We constantly improve energy efficiency in our processing plants to reduce carbon emissions.