B Corp certified

Our parent company, English Tea Shop is now B Corp certified. Throughout the process, Joe’s Tea was considered in answering all of the verifications and questions and as a member of the group, we are proud to carry this certification.

B Corps are legally required to consider the impact of decisions on our employees, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

Based on the B Impact Assessment, English Tea Shop earned an overall score of 117.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.

Check out our impact report here>

Carbon neutral certified

We have worked closely with The Sri Lanka Climate Fund and we are pleased to announce that after calculating our carbon footprint they have verified our business as carbon neutral against the globally accepted ISO standard 14025:2006 and ISO 14064-1: 2008 for product and the organisation respectively.

Strictly no GMO

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have had their DNA modified by humans through a process of genetic engineering. The dangers and risks of mass GMO farming to the planet is well documented and many countries have banned or restricted their use as a result. With no standardised regulations on the labelling of GMOs in packaging and ingredients means that it’s often difficult or impossible to know where they hide. We guarantee that none of our ingredients or packaging contain any GMOs.

Our packaging materials


Compostable inner packaging in our retail products. Natureflex is a very clever plant-based alternative to plastic.

FSC cardboard

We already use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council Certification) cardboard for most of our packaging and we’re working towards this being 100%.

Pyramid bags, tags and string

Our pyramid bags, string and tag are made from sugar cane, cotton and paper making them all biodegradable and suitable for your food waste bin at home