Dealing with covid-19

Our intention with Monsoon Tea has never been to protect the forest by running a charity. Instead our goal has always been to provide customers with a delicious, beautiful product that in turn allows us to pay farmers the money needed for them to not cut down forests. It’s a simple concept and in a normal situation it’s how we can improve the world by running a sustainable business. But with the current covid-19 crisis, this is unfortunately not a normal situation, not for us, not for anyone.

We have seen a huge decrease in sales these past weeks and it’s starting to take it’s toll on the entire company, and we need some help from you, the people who have been supporting us on this journey. We’re not asking for money, we still never intend to become a charity, but what we ask from you in this situation is simple, if you plan to stay safe at home for a while, please do so and relax with a cup of Monsoon Tea. Please tell your friends who are staying at home that they can enjoy their time with some delicious tea that protects forests and biodiversity. It would mean the world to all of us in the company and to the communities we work with. Thank you.

In an effort to do our part in supporting the community and those we know have an even harder time than us, we have been teaming up with our good friends at Philanthropy Connections to every day hand out 70 free take-home lunches from our restaurant and teahouse in Wat Ket, Chiang Mai. We are part of a number of Chiang Mai restaurants doing their best in helping out the people who have lost their jobs and income in this situation, and we know that this is something we will overcome together.