Williamson Fine Teas Ltd. Launches Website Showcasing Tea Farming Transparency

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(Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire)– According to doctors, tea offers a variety of benefits for a person who drinks it on a regular basis. Tea has anti-inflammatory benefits as well as antioxidant properties. Those who drink tea are at a lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Making tea without additives also contains very few calories, making it a healthy choice for a drink.

The downside to tea is the amount of pesticides that might be used in the production and the lack of knowing what sources were used to make the tea. For those concerned about the environment, the carbon footprint created when teas are shipped across the world is also a concern.

Williamson Fine Teas Ltd. is a fifth-generation company attempting to alleviate these concerns with their new website. In light of stories about Tea farmers being taken advantage of, pesticide use being higher than national limits, and trouble determining exactly where the tea was cultivated, this company is working to show consumers exactly where their tea is grown and how it’s cultivated and delivered to their home.

Edward Magor, spokesperson for Williamson Fine Teas Ltd., stated, “We believe everyone should know the origin of their teas. We are offering complete transparency of the process from the growing tea leaves to the cultivation, processing and shipment. Consumers can visit our website to learn everything they want to know about our teas.”

The Bush to Cup Transparency offered by Williamson Fine Teas Ltd., focuses on introducing consumers to the way tea is grown, who is growing the tea, and more. The company manages all of their farms sustainably to ensure future generations can enjoy the benefits of the fertile soils and wild forests. Williamson Fine Teas Ltd. uses the unique properties of each of the farms to grow the tea naturally, without the use of pesticides.

On the website, consumers can learn about their four farms located in the Kenyan highlands. Consumers can click on a link to each of these farms to learn about the climate, soil, and animals living in the area. The blog also reviews information consumers may want to read to learn more about tea, the benefits of tea, and the growth of the tea. 

Consumers can purchase teas directly from their website and take advantage of free shipping with a minimal purchase. The consumer can choose from a variety of flavors and can even choose tea grown at the farm they prefer. This is done by clicking on the name of the farm on the main website and taking a look at what teas are grown there.

Magor stated, “Our teas arrive in a unique elephant container. We have partnered with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and a percentage of every elephant caddy that is sold online is donated to this trust. Tea drinkers can feel good about their contributions as they purchase the finest quality tea from our farms.”

About Williamson Fine Teas Ltd.:

Williamson Fine Teas Ltd. is a fifth-generation tea farming business committed to growing the highest-quality sustainable teas. The company strives to benefit Kenya, where their farms are located. The company has over 140 years of experience growing tea and blends fine teas completely grown on their own farms to control the quality of the product. The company is introducing their new website with an innovative bush to cup transparency program to ensure consumers know they’re receiving pesticide-free, sustainably grown teas.

Media Contact:

Edward Magor

customerservice@williamsontea.com

Manor Farm, Little Bedwyn Estate, Little Bedwyn, Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3JR

3330144522

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Volunteer Projects That Raise Money

If your ministry has many members, volunteers or congregants, volunteer projects that raise money are a good idea. Typically, the entire infrastructure for the project is in place and your group need only provide the manpower to generate cash.

Have you ever seen people wrapping gifts for tips or a small fee at Barnes and Noble or the local mall at Christmas? Many large chain stores and shopping malls will invite charities in during the holidays to perform this customer service. Make sure the location will provide the materials (paper, tape, bows, scissors, tags, pens); if not, buy them in bulk. Consider training for your volunteers to make sure everyone knows how to wrap a package attractively. As a general rule, don’t start your gift-wrapping project until December 15. American’s don’t Christmas shop that far in advance. Schedule this type of fundraising event closer to Christmas if possible.

Gift-wrapping calls to mind other seasonal sales projects. Your church youth group could sell Christmas trees or wreaths. For a Christmas tree sale, secure a site in a high-traffic location. You might need to obtain a permit, so check with City Hall first. If your church is in a good, well-traveled location, you could simply use the church parking lot. Talk to two or three local tree farms to compare prices, then place your order. Set your prices above what you are paying the tree farm; you might check other lots to make sure your prices are comparable. Set up your trees and your cash box, and make sure you have adequate lighting. Also consider offering coffee, cocoa and Christmas carols to make your sale more festive. During the fall season, your group could use this same model to sell pumpkins.

Food sales are also popular. From Girl Scout Cookies to candy bars, cheesecakes and Thanksgiving turkeys, your group can sell almost any food item at a profit. A simple Internet search using the terms “food, sales and fundraising” will turn up many sources. For those who want to avoid food items, novelty gifts, magazine subscriptions and candles are other options. The possibilities are endless.

One important note: the key to these projects is to use volunteers, not staff time. If staff members are implementing the project, your group will not generate much income. Staff time is costly, and when staff members are implementing sales projects they are taking time away from their other activities.

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How to Take Funding From Your Friends or Relatives?

To give a kick-start to your business, you need funding assistance. Getting a business loan is a tough task in today’s competitive world. Besides, loan processing requires a good amount of time and you may have to undergo through a lengthy paperwork process too. For budding entrepreneurs, it is relatively easy to obtain business funding from their close friends or family members. However, you should not step forward with a casual approach while borrowing a business loan from your relatives or friends. You should go through the loan borrowing process in a professional manner.

Here are 4 tips that you can follow while procuring a loan from your friends or family members.

Draft a Foolproof Business Plan

A business plan helps your lender clearly understand your ambitions and whether your business is going to be a successful one or not. With banks and other lending institutions, you have to submit a business plan beforehand. It is a crucial part of the loan borrowing process. With relatives and friends also, you should consider submitting a business plan so that they have a fair idea of your business goals and strategies. It will also help them know how you are going to use the loan and how you are going to make profit. It gives them an assurance that they are going to invest in a right project.

Borrow Only the Required Amount of Money

You should not hesitate to ask for a huge amount of money from your parents or friends. Remember if you go for a lesser amount, it will not suffice your funding requirements. You may not even start your venture if the amount is less than the required amount. Do not forget that in any business you will require money not for just starting the business only, but also to run the business and for dealing with various expenses like electricity bill, room rent etc. On the other hand, you should also not take them for granted and borrow excessive money unnecessarily.

Determine Your Repayment Plan

At the time of borrowing money, you should also decide precisely as to how you are going to repay the money. Consider making a plan that is feasible for you as well as for your investors. You can plan to repay the borrowed amount on a quarterly or half-yearly basis. You should also have alternative options for repaying the loan in case your business does not perform well. For that matter, you can prefer to have a legal document too. Make sure that the interest rate, loan repayment tenor and other terms and conditions are clearly mentioned in the document.

Take Inputs from Your Family Investors

You should consider giving an active role to your friends and family members from whom you are going to secure financial assistance. They might provide some invaluable suggestions about how you should start your business or how you should carry out your day-to-day business operations. Sharing ownership with your family investors is not a bad idea. It can help you efficiently run your business.

Once your business is established, make it a point to reward your friends or family members for providing funding assistance when you required the most.

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