Charity is the catalyst and the incentive for this enterprise.

I travel to India every year since two decades and I feel connected to this amazing country since my very first trip. I deem myself privileged to be able to do this, and it is only fair to care for the many people who happen to be less privileged, especially children. They are the root of change in future society, and if given a chance to improve their lives through education, they will be able to also improve the lives of others. This is why I chose to join Asha for Education, which is a very hands-on non-profit association with extremely low administrative expenses because it is completely volunteer driven. Asha’s mission is to catalyse socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children. Asha means Hope in Hindi, but we strive to give much more than hope. Asha for Education is rated with four stars by the Charity Navigator and received the Times of India Social Impact Award 2015 in the international category.

When during one of my trips I met Rajah Banerjee, I was very impressed to hear about the holistic concept prevailing at Makaibari, and the thought of starting a tea project for Asha struck me. Rajah liked the idea, too. Thus the Tea Fairy came into life.

Asha receives the entire profit of the tea sales, which flows into our currently six projects for the support of underprivileged children in India. Make a difference by buying from the Tea Fairy and enjoy a delightful cup of tea!