South African Farmers and Farms

South African Farmers and Farms

South African farmers were the first we partnered with, and as such, have a very special place in our hearts. We have long-standing relationships with farmers who grow organic rooibos and honeybush teas sustainably and with impeccably high standards. We also work with a FairTrade certified family business who provides us with the purest sea salt on Earth!

About Our Organic Rooibos Tea Farm

The Gathering Place Rooibos tea is sustainably-sourced from a certified organic family farm in Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa. The tea farmers, Frans and Gerda, were our first farmers, who we fondly consider extended family. Frans has a PhD in botany and is widely considered to be one of the most experienced Rooibos tea farmers in South Africa. He and his family take deliberate and delicate care of the land, treating it with integrity and deeply valuing it. They use innovative techniques to preserve rainfall and keep the soil in the semi-arid ecosystem intact. We are proud to partner with these amazing people and offer you the best tasting Rooibos tea on the planet.

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Organic Chai Rooibos Tea
Organic Chai Rooibos Tea

Organic Chai Rooibos Tea

$8.00 $44.00

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Organic Rooibos Tea
Organic Rooibos Tea

Organic Rooibos Tea

$6.00 $33.00

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Organic Green Rooibos Tea
Organic Green Rooibos Tea

Organic Green Rooibos Tea

$7.00 $34.00

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Organic Yebo! (Yerba Maté & Rooibos Tea Blend)
Organic Yebo! (Yerba Maté & Rooibos Tea Blend)

Organic Yebo! (Yerba Maté & Rooibos Tea Blend)

$7.00 $42.00

Direct Sourcing

We gather authentic and trustworthy ingredients from hand-selected family farms and community sourcing partners. No one in the middle, just farmers to families.

Environmental Care

We are proudly Green Business Certified, always purchase Canadian Grown products when available, offer our employees CO2 credits for car pooling or biking, and use 100% recyclable packaging. 

Organic & Non-GMO

We only partner with certified organic and non-GMO farms and suppliers who meet global food safety standards.

Integrity and Fairness

We love leading with our heart and hope to inspire change by humanizing the global food industry.

Giving Back

We take great joy in re-investing 1% of our total sales back into grassroots projects in the communities where our products are grown. 

About Our Organic Honeybush Tea Farm

Our wild crafted Honeybush tea originates exclusively from a fourth-generation, certified organic farm in Eastern Cape, Kouga Mountains. The farm is surrounded by a Nature Reserve, preserving the natural organic integrity of the tea. The farmers, Quentin and Eunice, are committed to the strictest standards of quality, maintaining and conserving the natural Honeybush resources as a precious gift from nature.

About Our Antarctic Pure Sea Salt Partner

Gathering Place Antarctic Pure Sea Salt is naturally harvested by a Fair for Life FairTrade™ Certified and HACCP certified family business, which betters the lives of their workers through education, child care, and health care. They also provide a portion of their profits to support employee-selected projects in the South African community.

This sea salt source is the purest on the Earth, coming from a deep salt water aquifer on the isolated west coast of South Africa. The Antarctic Ocean water is naturally filtered, passing through kilometres of compressed seashells and sand to produce sea salt that is contamination and microplastic-free. It is then sun and wind-dried and hand-harvested, preserving the beautiful crystalline structure of the sea salt. Hand sieving to size the salt crystals, rather than using machines to cut or grind, results in the highest quality, totally pure, sea salt available in the organic and natural food industry today.

Antarctic Pure Sea Salt
Antarctic Pure Sea Salt

Antarctic Pure Sea Salt

$6.00

Antarctic Pure Sea Salt & BC Kelp
Antarctic Pure Sea Salt & BC Kelp

Antarctic Pure Sea Salt & BC Kelp

$0.00

Antarctic Pure Sea Salt & Black Pepper
Antarctic Pure Sea Salt & Black Pepper

Antarctic Pure Sea Salt & Black Pepper

$7.00