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We rebel

against how tea is traded, marketed and consumed. In 1773 Bostonians threw tea into the harbor to protest “taxation without representation.” Two centuries later, there is still no transparency of provenance in tea.

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We raise

the bar by standing bold, pure and united. Fall in love with untainted, true-to-origin, flavourful teas. You’ll prize them even more knowing the people who plant, pick and skillfully craft your tea and how they take it from crop to cup.

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We Trade

directly by partnering with smallholders, family farmers and cooperatives who believe in transparency. Our partners tell it as it is and have moved beyond fair and organic standards in the difference they make in their communities.

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Tea is fascinating. A fair and transparent tea trade is a powerful possibility

Featured Teas, single-origin direct-trade tea, tearebellion.com

Choose from our bold, pure and united teas sourced from a handful of smallholders and cooperatives who are transparent in their operations.
Fall in love with the true to origin flavour of each specific tea and learn the whole story about the tea you are buying.

Tea Rebellion, Direct-trade, single-origin tea
Our Mission, Tea Rebellion, single origin, direct trade tea
Tea Rebellion Our Manifesto, Single Origin Direct Trade tea

This is OUR LIFE. We fiercely believe in getting it right this time. We believe in AMAZING POSSIBILITIES for ourselves, our loved ones and the world. WE SAVOUR THE MOMENT. We take action to be present and AUTHENTIC. We believe in the power of change through people and we want to listen, meet and honour all of themyes, every single one — even those who think us rebels or do-gooders.  We BELIEVE IN TRANSPARENCY; we want to know that things have been done right every step of the way. We love TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE — we embrace it in our life, food and drink.

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From the Blog

One year into transforming tea…

Our social impact venture is ONE YEAR OLD TODAY, and counting! We are beyond thrilled to celebrate this milestone with you and would not be here without your amazing taste in tea. Over the past year, one of the most memorable highlights has been meeting our supporters, you, at markets throughout Toronto and learning, tasting and […]

Getting close to Oolong

Sipping Pure: Getting Close to Oolong

Curious to know how our founder, Annabel, spent her time learning about all things Oolong with Jhentea in Yilan County, Taiwan? Yilan County, Taiwan, is the most famous for Oolong production. However, it is increasingly produced in other countries as well (we carry lovely Oolongs from Malawi and Indonesia). Many jokes abound when it comes […]

Success against all odds: Growing organic high mountain tea in Nepal

Success Against all Odds: Growing organic High Mountain Tea in Nepal

Nepal has experienced complex political, democratic and social challenges (think caste system) that have evolved over the past 30 years. Upon our arrival, we had to quickly absorb the recent political history and turmoil the country has endured since before and after the tragic massacre of the royal family and King Birendra in June 2001. […]