The Bitter Taste Of Tea
In the beautiful lush tea gardens in Kenya, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, millions of
tea-workers struggle everyday â€“ fighting to survive. They are plucking tea for multinational companies such as Lipton and Finlay’s.
The companies promise the consumers, that they will act as responsible members of the global society â€“ protecting the environment and ensuring good working and living conditions for the workers.
Nothing could be more wrong.
The western consumers have turned to Fairtrade because Fairtrade/Max Havelaar guarantees, that the workers in the Fairtrade certified tea estates get a little extra money, every time the consumer buys their tea.
This film tells the true story of how Fairtrade is not at all fair.