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Our Vision

We believe the calming sensation that comes from drinking tea is universal, and the ingredients should reflect the various countries and cultures around us. Utano Tea is devoted to bringing you a diverse selection of flavours from across the African continent with a range of teas and infusions that will tantalize your tastebuds. 

Bringing Ubuntu to Business

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each other’s hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said “UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”

Ubuntu is an African concept with no obvious English translation. Ubuntu is the potential for being human, to value the good of the community above self-interest. Ubuntu is to strive to help people in the spirit of service, to show respect to others and to be honest and trustworthy. Ubuntu regards humanity as an integral part of the eco-systems that lead to a communal responsibility to sustain life. Ubuntu shares natural resources on a principle of equity among and between generations. Ubuntu is fair to all, is compassionate, is a collective respect for human dignity. Ubuntu refers to people and is one of those things that you recognize when you experience it.