THE RENEGADE TEA FARMERS
Renegade Tea Estate was started by a group of friends from Estonia and Lithuania who left their corporate careers in their home countries to give their part in reviving the Georgian tea industry. Today, we are a team of like-minded people who want to create one of the best tea farms in the world - an honest, transparent and community led farm, producing top quality organic artisan teas.
"Be a little crazy, trust your gut and have courage - then you can make anything happen!" This has been our motto from the start and has helped us through some really rough times!
Kristiina MehikRead more from my blog post
Mostly taking care of little Saskia at the moment, but also bringing you news from the field, making sure that the homepage is up and running and you get answers to your questions.
I don't know how to "go to work", I need to do something that matters to me and would create real value to others. I want to be 100% in and this I can do being a Renegade Tea Farmer...
Hannes SaarpuuRead more from my blog post
Producing some real good tea for you and making sure all the processes are under control, from the moment the leaves start to grow until tea reaches your cup.
After more than 10 years as a CEO of a mid-size transportation company with close to 500 employees, I felt that I was approaching a dead end. I needed to change something...email@example.com
Tomas KaziliunasRead more from my blog post
Producing some real good tea for you and taking care of our furry little honeybees.
I have realized that working in a big corporation is like smoking for me - on occasions I feel ecstatic, calm and safe. However, mostly I suffer from not so attractive residual effects of those habits. I have managed to quit smoking, now I'm quitting corporate life as well...
Taking care of everything connected to Rioni Estate, producing some real good tea for you and holding things in control with everything connected to having a business in Georgia.---
Doing what you enjoy is not easy to find. The year 2023 was full of challenges for me. I should especially mention that I decided to learn how to make tea. It was a responsibility and a new way in my life. I am lucky to have had mentors like Hannes and Tomas, real tea masters and wonderful people! We work together to always have the highest quality. We will do our best together with the team to be one of the best tea farm in the world!
Making sure that the right stickers are printed, everything unnecessary (sticks, bugs etc) gets sorted out and the tea gets into packages.---
I like working at Renegade Tea Estate because I learn something new every day and meet a lot of interesting people. I work in a friendly environment and have a lot of cool things to do and most importantly, I also do my fair share to make Georgian tea become popular worldwide.
Taking care of everything connected to Renegade Estate - making sure the tea rows are clean from weeds, the leaves get harvested with good quality and the neighbours' cows won't get in to eat the tea.---
It is difficult not to rebel in the Caucasus. Especially, when you get to make the best tea out there, not only in this region :)
Giorgi BogveradzeTaking care of everything connected to Renegade Estate - making sure the tea rows are clean from weeds, the leaves get harvested with good quality and the neighbours' cows won't get in to eat the tea.
It is very important for me to work in a friendly environment where there will be new challenges. Also, I get to spend every working day in the beautiful nature, not sitting behind a computer somewhere in the office.