THE RENEGADE
TEA FARMERS

Renegade Tea Farmers

This is us - the Renegades. Although we share a similar corporate past and our journey unites our views into one, we all have our own story to tell why we left our corporate careers as leaders and specialists in Lithuania and Estonia to become tea farmers in Georgia. 

"Be a little crazy, trust your gut and have courage - then you can make anything happen!"

Hannes Saarpuu

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...

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Hannes Saarpuu

Kristiina Mehik

 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.

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Kristiina Mehik

Kristiina Mehik

 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.

Priit Lavits

 I have worked in clothing, IT, transport and some other businesses, why not tea business? I have enjoyed tea for my whole life, it's about time to make some quality tea myself.

Priit Lavits
Tomas Kaziliunas

Tomas Kaziliunas

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.

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Miina Saak

 Growing tea in Georgia is surely different from anything I had thought about before, but I know that Georgia could use a crew of somewhat crazy people from the Baltics to get the once so amazing tea industry going again.

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Miina Saak

Tomas Kaziliunas

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.

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