ETP, the global organisation catalysing systemic change in tea, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its global membership – Thompson’s Tea, the family behind Northern Ireland’s best-selling tea, Punjana.
Thompson’s Tea officially joined ETP at the end of 2023, signifying a commitment to advancing its sustainable practices, ethical sourcing, and social responsibility across its value chain.
Founded in 1896, Thompson’s dedication to taste and quality has propelled its original Punjana blend to become Northern Ireland’s favourite tea. The inclusion of Thompson’s Tea into ETP’s global membership underscores a shared commitment to address the complex systemic issues that the tea sector faces.
ETP believes businesses have the power to be a force for good. Its members include a range of tea companies, from start-ups to multi-nationals. ETP convenes and facilitates collaboration between communities on the ground, its members, businesses, governments, and civil society, enabling ETP to mobilise its resources and deliver its transformational Strategy2030.
ETP Chair of the Board of Directors, Tom Franks, expresses enthusiasm about this new partnership, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Thompson’s Tea into our membership.