October is Fair Trade Month! Learn more about our commitment to ethical trading HERE.

Press - Awards - Interviews

RECENT PRODUCT AWARDS
Winner of Specialty Food Association's Sofi New Products Award
, Sept 2020
Classic Silver Flavor

Finalist, Made in NC Awards, Sept 2020

Finalist Best Tea Product, World Tea Awards, Oct 2020

RECENT NEWS FEATURES
Food Business News

B
oston Globe Food, Oct 2020

Watch our Founder's Ted Talk
It Takes A Village: How Community is The Antidote to Despair
A 15-minute video presented by our founder, Sara Delaney

Print-Digital
Life is Better with Tea Amazing Rwandan Tea Brings A Healing Spirit of Hope

Capital at Play Insight: For 3 Mountains' Sara Stender Delaney, it's all about making connections

Beverage Daily 3 Mountains Sees the Potential for Premium, On-draft Tea

Mountain X Newspaper Conscious Party: Asheville to Africa and Steeped in Culture

Food Life Magazine All The Tea in Rwanda 

Tea Chronicles Interview with Sara and Rwanda Black Tea Review 

WNC Woman Magazine Home WIthin and Social Entrepreneur to Heal the Globe

Radio - Podcasts
Interviews with our founder:
The Dirty Spoon: Second Helpings
Curiously Enough, The Spirit of Resilience
Healthy Gut Girl Podcast: Having Tea in Rwanda
A Mindful Emergence Radio
Dr. Bob Radio Living Well
Blaine’s World Business Feature 

Sara’s Roots in Activism - Historical
Full Circle, From Activist to Business Owner: https://www.fairtradecertified.org
Published in Coop Grocer: https://www.grocer.coop/author/sara-stender
Sara’s graduate dissertation published (2008) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/241823962_Mainstreaming_Fair_Trade_Through_Corporate_Participation_In_The_Fair_Trade_Market
Sara’s involvement to launch Fair Trade Towns / Organic Consumers coverage: https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/whole-towns-going-fair-trade
Fair Trade Organizer in Vermont (2007) https://www.reformer.com/stories/local-fair-trade-organizer-moves-on-to-national-job,293161


COMPANY MEMBERSHIPS

WBENC certified woman-owned enterprise, March 2020

Got to Be NC member

Selected as Social Enterprise of the Year, Venture Asheville / Chamber of Commerce, 2019

Accepted into Specialty Food Association of America, 2018

First Tea Member, Asheville Independent Restaurant Association, 2018

Approved as Fair Trade Certified importer and retailer, Fair Trade USA, 2017

Chow Chow Maker Presenter Profile: https://www.exploreasheville.com/chow-chow-culinary-festival/2019-schedule/makers-talent/sara-delaney/

LOOSE LEAF TEA AWARDS

Dobra Prague, selected best of Africa

SORWATHE has won many awards for its high-quality teas, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.

North American Tea Conference Gold Medal Competitions:

2017: First Place Rukeri Organic Green OP and Second Place Rukeri Black OP, Rwanda

2016: First Place Rukeri Black OP, Rwanda

2015: Overall Winner Rukeri Organic Green OP and First Place Rukeri Black OP, Rwanda

2014: First Place Rukeri Black OP, Rwanda

2013: First Place Rukeri, Rwanda,

North American Tea Conference Sustainability Awards:

2016: Bronze Medal for One Pre-School Per Year and One Cup of Porridge per Child, Rwanda

 

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