Independent: Fairtrade fortnight asks how good is your morning cuppa?

Britain is known the world over for being a nation of tea-lovers, drinking a staggering 165 million cups of tea a day. Every Brit knows that all problem solving starts with a hot, sweet cuppa. Did you know a good cup of tea can literally help set the world to rights, too?

But ‘good’ doesn’t mean made with water heated to the optimum 96C, tea leaves brewed for exactly two minutes, and served in a porcelain cup.

It means intrinsically good – made with top-quality leaves plucked by farmers who are paid a fairer wage so that they can feed their families and pay for their children to attend secondary school.  It means looking for the Fairtrade label in the supermarket…

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