Enjoy a loving spoonful with these beautiful hand-carved tea spoons from Kenya. Perfect for your own kitchen or as a gift, each spoon is crafted from sustainably-sourced olive wood.
Simplify your loose leaf preparation with these spoons, just scoop out 1 teaspoon of tea, per one cup of hot water, and enjoy!
Hand-carved in Kenya, these spoons provide fair wages for approximately 200 carvers and sanders. Carving in Kenya is mostly a seasonal job because the demand is driven by tourism, so in the off-season there is a reduced need for workers. But these spoons are made year-round, creating sustainable employment for the carvers. 90% of the price JusTea pays for the spoons goes directly to the artisans, with the remaining 10% going to supplies and transport. These spoon carvers earn about 2-3 times the minimum wage in Kenya.
All of the spoons are made from off-cuts of olive wood from larger items like bowls and tourist gifts (think carved giraffes). By turning these off-cuts into spoons the carvers reduce their waste and create for themselves additional income. Climate change looks a lot different in Kenya than it does in North America, the effects of which underscore the importance of increasing forest cover around the country. JusTea's partnership has committed to planting 3 trees for every 1 tree that is cut down to ensure forests are being replanted.
SIZE: 4.25" long. Since each spoon is hand-carved, the bowl size may vary slightly but it is approximately 1 teaspoon.