Mr. Scruff began selling tea from a small room at the Manchester club,
the Music Box, where he was resident DJ in around 2000, with the
proceeds going to charity. When he started touring, Scruff took the
enterprise with him and gained a reputation for being the DJ with the
teashop. When appearing at festivals, such as Big Chill and WOMAD, tea
stalls or tents were erected, and were open for the duration of the
festivals. Scruff subsequently started an online tea company "Make Us A
Brew", and now produces his own range of fair trade teabags...