A REAL TEA FARM
We're not a tea company. We are a tea farm. We have 40 hectares of tea fields - small tea bushes with 60-70-year-old roots, still gaining back their strength after being abandoned for the last 30 years. Our daily efforts go to keeping the tea fields clean from fern and other weeds which seem to grow at lightning speed (not kidding, fern that grows 8 cm per day is pretty scary). We also have daily territorial discussions with the village cows who'd like to trim our tea bushes for lunch. If we manage to tackle those things and keep the tea bushes alive and free, then with the help of local people from nearby villages, we gather tea leaves for our little factory.
We are not tea sellers. We are tea producers. We have a small tea workshop where we are testing, failing, learning and again testing how to bring out the best of Georgian tea. We are not trying to make "the best tea in the world", instead we produce some 20 different teas each year so each person would find their cup of tea.
We are a group of friends who started this journey as complete rookies, but with a lot of optimism and thirst to learn we have come a long way. While there are still many things to learn and improve, our teas have got a lot of positive feedback from both casual drinkers and tea experts from all around the world. And what's even more important - despite the challenging starting years, the vision to be the most transparent tea farm out there has not changed and it feels as cool as on the day we started our journey.
FROM FIELD TO CUP
Have you ever thought of where your tea is coming from? If you have been trying to look into it, then you probably know that it is usually not so easy. As the tea world is dominated by big whole-sellers and middlemen, then the regular package from the supermarket can easily say that it was "Made in Germany" without any other specifications. We want to challenge the norm, leave out the middlemen and offer our teas straight from our farm to you.
"We believe people should know where their food and drinks are originating from."
Drinking Renegade teas:
You know where and how your tea was grown.
You can be sure that your tea is grown without any pesticides, herbicides or concentrated fertilizers in one of our plantations and processed in our small factory by either Tomas or Hannes.
You contribute to the revival of nearby villages.
We hire people from nearby villages who haven't had a stable job after the collapse of the tea industry in the early 1990s. We offer them regular jobs and an honest and dignified salary.
You get the full picture.
Each of our packages come with a detailed description - where it was grown, when it was harvested and what was the exact processing method we used to make this specific tea. We do not blend any of our teas and we never hide the origins or recipes.
You get it with an affordable price.
Hand processed organic teas shouldn't be out of reach for a regular tea drinker. Leaving out the middlemen, we can offer our teas straight from a farm from 25 Euro cents per cup.