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Welcome to Teacycle

Teacycle is a fair trade-focused company. When you purchase teas and goods from Teacycle you are supporting small-scale farmers and workers. Fair trade puts fair prices first because farmers and workers in economically developing countries deserve decent income, decent work, and dignity.


Hello tea fans!

My name is Shelby Ward, the founder of Teacycle. I fell in love with tea through the gatherings I hosted in my dorm room during my undergrad days at Howard University. I served tea and connected with others. 

I come from a background in environmental law, ecology and  sustainability with an interest in engaging with African companies through trade. I launched Teacycle to bring my passions together.


Image: Me exhibiting at the 2019 Ohio Fair Trade Expo at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.