Georgia, as surprising as it might be, is one of the most suitable places on Earth to grow organic high quality tea.
Organic because it is located in a climate zone where illnesses or pests do not threaten tea bushes. One of the biggest headaches in most tea-growing regions, which is also the reason why most of the world's tea is heavily treated with different harmful chemicals.
High quality because Georgian plantations are well-aged (mostly more than 50-years old) and seed-grown which adds complexity to the taste and flavour. In addition, cold winters reduce the tea growing season in Georgia to only seven months, which gives bushes time to rest and gather strength. This again enhances the flavour, especially in spring.
We believe that Georgian tea has a bright future because tea can be grown here in a healthy, Earth-friendly and sustainable way.
But if Georgia is such a perfect place to grow high-quality teas, why you have probably never heard of it before? Most likely the reason is that you have not lived in the Soviet Union.
From field to cup
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.