In 2011, Beverly and Amba Tea Estate partnered with Halfway Home Mulleriyawa, a facility housing over 600 mentally ill women. Amba has commissioned some of the women there to produce packaging for their teas. Possibly more important than giving these individual women a shot at normalcy, they have managed to use this opportunity to break stigmas and bring awareness to this issue in an area that held fast to stereotypes.
I was motivated, moved, socially stimulated and ethically pumped!
One touch brewing and tea that can travel were the belle of the ball, and we asked her to dance!