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Equal Exchange


Web: www.equalexchange.coop
Phone (774) 776-7333
Last Updated: Jan. 16, 2018

About Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange is a brand of imported tea, coffee, and other food products. Although Equal Exchange is more well-known for their coffee and chocolate, they do sell tea and rooibos which tends to be available in sustainability-minded stores and coffee shops.

Quite remarkably for a tea company, all of Equal Exchange's teas are certified organic and fair trade. In addition, following stricter standards than most fair trade certification, the majority of their tea comes from small farmers and smaller agricultural models such as democratic co-ops, rather than the large plantations which are the norm in the tea industry. In addition, Equal Exchange is 100% employee-owned and governed.

Equal Exchange has a small selection of teas, including a few teabag teas. In the past, the company experiment with pyramid bags (sachets), and loose-leaf teas, but these have all been discontinued. Their teas are produced in India and Sri Lanka, and their rooibos in South Africa.

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Difflugia
(84 reviews)
70 / 100
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Organic Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend
Jan. 1st, 2018

The dry tea in the bags is finely chopped and smells strong and malty, like most grocery store Assam blends.

I steeped it for four minutes in boiling water and the brewed tea is more complex than I expected. The strong malt flavor has chocolate and molasses notes that set it apart from other Assam blends. It's moder...

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Plowboy
(19 reviews)
75 / 100
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Organic Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend
Dec. 5th, 2017

Found this at the Sacramento Natural Foods Coop when looking for an alternative to the tea at my motel. I really like this tea. I brewed for 5 minutes and it has a slightly sweet flavor. I didn't detect any bitterness or astringency to it. It's very smooth. At a little more than $3 for 20 bags it seems like a good deal...

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Alex Zorach
(1386 reviews)
80 / 100
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Chamomile

Style: Pure Chamomile Tea – Region: Egypt
May. 3rd, 2017

Served in Brewed Awakenings coffee shop in Newark, DE.

This chamomile in a humble, flat teabag impressed me with its clean, crisp flavor and bright, fresh aroma. More floral than most chamomile, also fruity, suggesting apple. There is a noticeable absence of the typical bitter aftertaste as well, although the finish...

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63 / 100
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Organic Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend
Mar. 9th, 2015

Quite good for a flat tea bag.

Brews up a very dark, opaque liquor. Malty aroma, a lot like an Assam or Irish Breakfast blend. Bold flavor, moderate astringency but still smoother than average for a tea bag of this strength.

I only steeped once, just under 3 minutes, and it produced good results. The tea was s...

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rj
(1 review)
100 / 100
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I purchased this tea at amazon.com.I am a novice when it comes to teas and I don't like tea.However,this tea is delicious.I read that black tea lowers cortisol levels,and that darjeeling is the best tea.when I I drink it, within a short amount of time I am incredibly relaxed.I have high cortisol levels and am constantl...

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