Would you be surprised to know that people who work in the tea growing and production industries are not always treated so well? Didn't think so. If you'd like to do something to change this, at least in some small way, consider buying tea that's Fair Trade Certified.
Here are links from TransFair USA and Ethical Tea Partnership, two organizations working to see that tea workers are treated better.
Here's an article from the Puget Sound Business Journal on Seattle's Choice Organic Teas, one of many companies who offer Fair Trade Certified teas.
And here's an August installment from The Tranquilo Traveler, by Joshua Berman, who was part of a group investigating working and living conditions on Indian tea plantations.