Lifeboat Tea first originated when a sailor and his crew were caught in a violent storm during the tragic Fastnet race in 1979. All crew members were rescued from their sinking boat by the RNLI and Lifeboat Tea was set up to mark their gratitude and to raise money for their life savers.
Williamson Fine Teas continued on with this fine tradition to help raise sustainable funding for the RNLI, which operates as a charity without goverment funding. For every pack of Lifeboat tea sold 7p will go directly to the RNLI. But it's not just the RNLI that benefits, this pure Kenyan black tea is also grown on farms that are Fairtrade certified and approved by the Rainforest Alliance, which works tirelessly to conserve biodiversity and protect the rights and welfare of workers, families and communities. It's also 100% natural and made using the freshest tips, just the bud and the two top leaves.
So drink Lifeboat for a truly good cup of tea!
As a family business with a long history of growing tea in Kenya, Williamson Tea is committed not only to sustainable farming but also to the development of the country as a whole.
Continuing our commitment to the healthcare and education we provide on all of our farms, at Williamson Tea we want to take this even further. By partnering with AMREF, Africa's leading health charity, we are going to bring better health to some of the poorest, most in-need communities across Kenya.
Like Williamson Tea, AMREF has grown out of Kenya. Since its beginning half a century ago as the Flying Doctors of East Africa, AMREF has been bringing life-saving healthcare to the most vulnerable African communities, with a special focus on the welfare of mothers and children. Last year AMREF helped 11 million people across Africa. Williamson Tea is proud to play a part in bringing health to even more people. Together with our loyal customers, AMREF and Williamson Tea are saving lives and helping make African communities healthier.