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We like to write about our encounters and experiences. Below you find short blog posts about Why We Rebel, Our Crowdfunding Campaign to build a school in Nepal, tips and tricks about how to brew great winter cocktails and summer cold brew teas as well as blogs about how to be well with tea including health benefits of particular teas. Oh yes and we also share our experience participating at Tea Festivals. We hope they will be back soon. With Love Tea Rebellion

Immersive Tea Tourism: Discover Nepal with Tea Rebellion Travel

Immerse yourself in Nepal's rich tea heritage with Tea Rebellion Travel. Join us on a one-week adventure to explore picturesque tea gardens, engage with local tea farmers, and experience the art of tea

Experience the Rich Aroma of Loose Leaf Black Tea

Loose leaf black tea casts a spell on tea lovers with its rich aroma and complex flavors. Unlike its CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) counterpart, orthodox loose leaf tea emphasizes tea quality, retaining full leaves for a superior experience. As we voyage through the world of speciality tea, we'll uncover Tea Rebellion's mission to champion authenticity and transparency in every cup.

Are you Going on A Tea Date?

This blog shares the rise of tea dates as a popular alternative to traditional date ideas Forget the cliché dinner and movie night. Tea dates are gaining popularity as a bold and refreshing alternative to traditional dating experiences. It's time to embrace the tea rebellion and celebrate Valentine's Day 2024 with a tea date. Here are some suggestions on how to make that tea date memorable.

5 Tips for A Modern Afternoon Tea Tasting Experience

Enhance your afternoon tea by choosing authentic teas, showcase the origin story, focus on the tasting experience, exploring different tea types, and creating a visually appealing afternoon tea hamper. These tips will guide you toward a modern, origin-focused, and delightful afternoon tea experience.

The Fascinating Journey of Satemwa Tea Estate

Established in 1923, Satemwa Tea Estate is a family-owned tea and coffee estate nestled in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. This third-generation estate has existed for over a century and has recently been crafting unique, artisanal teas, such as Thyolo Moto and Zomba Pearls. Tea Rebellion which is committed to authentic teas and transparent sourcing proudly partners with Satemwa Tea Estate to source award-winning teas that emphasize ethical practices and transparency in operations. We believe that direct trade between producers and consumers helps to foster a sustainable tea ecosystem, ultimately benefiting both the people and the planet.

Accessorize Your Tea Time: Must-Have Tea Accessories for Every Tea Lover

Tea accessories play a crucial role in elevating your tea time experience, transforming it from a simple beverage break to a delightful ritual. Tea Rebellion, a bold and authentic tea brand, is dedicated to ethically sourcing teas with true-to-origin flavors, while promoting transparency and sustainability. In this spirit, we present must-have tea accessories for every tea lover, including TeaBloom teacups, reusable tea strainers, and valuable tea resources.

Sip to Your Health: The Amazing Benefits of Tea for Your Well-Being

Tea is more than just a delightful beverage; it's a powerful ally in achieving optimal well-being. From the soothing effects of Peppermint and Lemongrass to the energizing boost of Green Tea and Matcha, tea offers a diverse range of health benefits. By exploring the incredible world of Purple Leaf Tea and Red Hibiscus, you'll find a wealth of nutrients and antioxidants waiting to empower your body and mind. Embrace the authentic, transparent, and rebellious nature of tea and experience the true flavor of health.

From Novice to Tea Connoisseur: A Comprehensive Guide to Tea Education

From Novice to Tea Connoisseur: Unlock the World of Tea Education. Elevate your appreciation for tea, savor each sip, and become a knowledgeable tea enthusiast. Embark on an exciting and enriching journey. Click here to start!

10 Award Winning Teas from Tea Rebellion

Immerse yourself in the world of Tea Rebellion's award-winning teas. Experience rich and authentic flavors that have captivated judges worldwide. Join the rebellion and discover these exceptional teas for yourself. Shop now for loose teas, bagged teas, and tea

Discover a World of Flavor with Our Tea Subscription: Uniting Tea Lovers

Discover a World of Flavor with Tea Rebellion's Authentic Tea Lovers ClubTea Rebellion is committed to offering bold, pure, and united teas sourced directly from smallholders and cooperatives. Embracing the seasonal surprises of unique flavors, the Authentic Tea Lovers Club unites tea enthusiasts, allowing them to explore a diverse range of authentic teas from around the world.

Tea Transparency: Knowing the Journey of Your Tea

Tea transparency matters. Discover the journey of your tea, from field to cup, for an authentic and ethical experience. Join the Tea Rebellion and support a sustainable tea industry.

Discovering Rare Tea Varieties

Discover rare tea varieties and explore exceptional flavors and origins. Enhance your tea experience with Tea Rebellion's authentic and ethically sourced teas.

The Power of Hibiscus Tea: Top Health Benefits You Need to Know

Discover the power of hibiscus tea! Experience vibrant flavor and top health benefits. Embrace the tea rebellion with Tea Rebellion. Click to learn more.

Green Friday wins over Black Friday

Discover Tea Rebellion's range of sustainable, award-winning teas and join the Green Friday movement by making environmentally conscious choices. Share your Green Friday experiences and spread awareness of this sustainable alternative to traditional consumerism. For more information on Tea Rebellion's commitment to transparency, provenance, and sustainability, visit their website, explore their blog, and engage with them on social media.

California Tea Dreaming: A Roaring 2-Day Tea Festival in San Francisco

Experience a tea lover's paradise at the San Francisco Tea Festival - a 2-day extravaganza with lectures, tastings, and over 3000 tea enthusiasts! Discover authentic flavors, indulge in unique blends, and expand your palate and tea knowledge.

Curated Tea Gifts: A Perfect Present for Tea Lovers

Gifting plays a crucial role in strengthening relationships and expressing love, friendship and appreciation. For tea lovers, receiving a thoughtfully curated tea selection can be a delightful and memorable experience. Tea Rebellion, with its bold and authentic approach, offers a range of exceptional tea gifts that not only showcase the true origin and flavor of the teas but also promote transparency in the industry. The below outlines the gifting options available at Tea Rebellion for this holiday season.

The Art of Brewing Rare Teas: Mastering the Perfect Cup with Tea Rebellion

Unlock the full potential of rare teas with Tea Rebellion. Discover Zomba Pearls, Kukicha, White Prakash, and Alishan Black. Boost your tea experience and explore the world of rare teas. Tea Rebellion connects tea enthusiasts with exceptional tea producers, forging strong relationships and expanding the world of rare teas.

Tea for Beginners: How to Start Your Journey into the World of Tea

Tea for Beginners: Embark on a journey into the world of tea and discover its authentic flavors, brewing methods, and ethical practices. Join the rebellion against conventional tea trading and consumption. Start your tea adventure with Tea Rebellion

7 Simple and Sustainable Food Habits to Transform Your Diet and Save the Planet

Adopting these 7 simple and sustainable food habits can make a collective impact on our planet. By transforming our diets and becoming conscious of our choices, we can create a sustainable future and avert a climate and nature breakdown. Let's take action together. Don't wait any longer - start your journey to a green, healthy lifestyle today!

Loose Leaf Tea: Top 3 Tips for Elevating Tea in the UK Café Scene

Loose leaf tea is gaining momentum across the UK, as discerning consumers seek quality, flavour, and authenticity.  Elevate your UK coffee shop's tea offerings with our top 3 tips for embracing European specialty tea culture, enhancing barista tea training and providing an accessible and quality tea menu.

Tea vs. Coffee - Why the UK Now Favours Coffee

For centuries, tea has been deeply rooted in the UK's cultural identity. However, recent survey findings indicate a surprising shift, with coffee surpassing tea as the nation's favorite beverage. Delve into the reasons behind this change in preferences, exploring factors contributing to coffee's growing popularity in the UK. Discover how the younger generation's love for convenience and variety, coupled with social media's influence, has fueled the rise of coffee culture. Explore the transformation of coffee shops into social spaces and the impact of American coffee chains. Uncover the decline in tea experience and efforts to elevate its quality and deliver a true end to end tea experience in UK foodservice. Join Tea rebellion and appreciate the true art of tea-making while supporting a sustainable and ethical tea industry.

The Benefits of Loose Leaf Herbal Tea and How to Choose the Right One

Loose leaf herbal tea offers various health benefits, making it an excellent choice for tea enthusiasts. Rich in antioxidants, it helps protect the body from harmful free radicals. Additionally, herbal tea aids digestion, boosts the immune system, and provides calming and stress-relieving effects. Taste and flavor are essential aspects of enjoying tea, and loose leaf herbal tea outshines its bagged counterparts in this regard. With superior taste and aroma, loose leaf tea provides a more satisfying and authentic tea experience. We invite you to explore Tea Rebellion's selection of authentic, high-quality loose leaf herbal teas,

The Rise of Tea Tourism: Experience tea travel in Malawi, Nepal, Japan and Taiwan

We encourage tea enthusiasts seeking a deeper connection to the world of tea to explore tea tourism opportunities. In this blog we share our experiences in Malawi, Nepal, Japan and Taiwan. By engaging with the authentic, transparent, and passionate tea experiences offered by our partner tea farms, you can discover the true origin and flavour of tea origins and the communities behind the tea. 

Exploring the World of Loose Leaf Black Tea

Loose leaf black tea has a rich history and tradition, offering unique characteristics and flavor profiles that have captured the hearts of tea enthusiasts worldwide. As the popularity of online loose leaf tea brands continues to grow, so does the importance of quality, sustainability, and transparency in the tea industry. In this blog, we will explore the world of loose leaf black tea, delving into its wonders and learning how we can make a positive impact in the industry.

The Shelf Life of Loose Leaf Tea: How Long Does It Last and How to Store It

Imagine the proposect of looking forward to savoring the perfect cup of tea, only to find out that its delightful aroma and flavor have faded with time. The shelf life and proper storage of loose-leaf tea play crucial roles in preserving its freshness and quality. In this blog post, we will delve into how long loose-leaf tea lasts, the factors affecting its longevity, and the best ways to store it. Get ready to embark on a journey of tea discovery and to ensure you get the maximum flavour of your tea

What Does B Corp Certification Mean for Tea Rebellion?

Ever heard of B Corp certification? Well, it's a big deal. In fact, it's a game-changer in the world of ethical business practices. And guess what? Tea Rebellion is a proud B Corp certified company! But, what does it mean for us and our commitment to ethical sourcing and transparency? Let's dive in.

The Authentic Tea Lovers Club: Experience Curated Teas from Around the World

Welcome to Tea Rebellion! We're here to challenge the status quo of traditional tea trading, marketing, and consumption. Our mission? To bring you the most authentic, transparent, and bold tea experience possible. We value direct trade, provenance, and a strong connection with the tea-producing communities we partner with.  Ready to join the rebellion? Let us introduce you to the Authentic Tea Lovers Club. Our club offers exclusive access to curated teas from around the world, enriching educational content, and a community of like-minded tea enthusiasts. It's time to elevate your tea experience and embrace the world of authentic, high-quality tea.

Exploring Ethically Sourced Teas: The Impact on Farmers and the Environment

Why do ethically sourced teas matter? They matter because they represent a movement that goes beyond just enjoying a cup of tea. At Tea Rebellion, we are committed to transparency, authenticity, and boldness in the tea trade. We believe in the power of change through people, and our dedication to supporting smallholder farmers is the heart of our mission.

Understanding the Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea: Quality, Flavor, and Sustainability

Imagine savoring a cup of tea that not only tastes exceptional but also carries with it a world of benefits. Welcome to the realm of loose leaf tea! In this journey, you'll discover how loose leaf tea triumphs over most of its bagged counterpart in terms of quality, flavour, and sustainability. This blog shares our view of Tea Rebellion of why a switch to loose leaf tea not only enhances your tea experience but also delivers wider sustainability benefits. 

Compostable vs Recyclable in Consumer Packaging

In today's consumer market, sustainable packaging is more than just a trend – it's a necessity. With the mounting pressure on our environment and the climate crisis, we cannot ignore the impact our choices have on our planet. Two main options are stealing the spotlight in sustainable packaging: compostable and recyclable materials. Both have their merits, and as conscious consumers, it's essential to understand their differences and the impact they make on the environment. Are you ready to dive into the world of compostable vs recyclable packaging? Join us in Tea Rebellion, as where we explore the pros and cons to foster transparency in the packaging debate and sustainable future.

The Art of Cold Brewing: A Refreshing Take on Tea for Hot Summers

Hot summer days call for refreshment. When the sun blazes and the temperatures soar, our bodies crave something cool and revitalizing. Enter cold brewing – a unique and innovative method to enjoy tea that's perfect for those sweltering afternoons.When it comes to cold brewing, the quality of tea leaves matters. A lot. High-quality tea leaves ensure a delicious and smooth cold brewed tea experience. Tea Rebellion's commitment to transparency and direct trade with smallholders and cooperatives guarantees exceptional teas perfect for cold brewing.

Spilling the tea on our crowdfunding campaign

We successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign to scale our UK and European venture by funding our 3-year roadmap to focus on growing our wholesale & foodservice channel. What was it like to fundraise? What were some of the challenges?  In this short blog we summarize our top three insights & personal learnings from this journey.

Transform the Tea Industry with Tea Rebellion

As you know, at Tea Rebellion, we aim to solve the problem of lack of tea transparency, quality and sustainability by providing tea lovers who care about fair trade & transparency with single-origin, farm-direct, award-winning teas. We are grateful for our motivated tea drinkers who are excited to have discovered a consistently high-quality tea brand that serves their niche.  We are fundraising to increase the team’s capabilities around building brand and food service partnerships and scaling the business. Pre-Register Now

Regenerative Tea Farming - think Soil, Water, Carbon

Over the past few months, we have connected with some of our tea farmers to talk climate, nature, biodiversity and tea growing to hear about what regenerative tea farming practices are promising to help decarbonise tea while restoring soils and get other natural co-benefits.The following are practices that we have seen & that restore soil, preserve water and moisture and microbial activity and thereby help to build system productivity and climate and nature resilience. 

This is Tea – how we are teaming up to transform UK tea

The UK is the place for tea - or is it?  On October 14-16 2022, UK Specialty tea brands have come together to launch “THIS IS TEA”. This is a three day tea festival in the heart of London at Canopy Market. Program details include a panel discussion on "Sustainability in Tea : What does it mean?"  This will be followed by a Tea Cocktail competition judged by a jury and by you the public. 

We joined the Satemwa Tree Planting Club!

During our trip out to Satemwa in the Shire Highlands of Malawi, we decided to join the Satemwa Tree Planting Club. This program supports nutritional, income & natural climate solution objectives for smallholders' living around Satemwa. This is exactly the kind of intervention we want to see more of in Sub-Saharan Africa and in sustainable & regenerative food systems. 

Tea adventures from the warm heart of Africa

This year I visited Satemwa - our Malawian tea partner and maker of nine of our teas. For Tea Rebellion, our partnership with Satemwa is unique in many ways; it's the largest of our partner farms with 980 hectares under tea production and has the highest number of tea workers with up to 2,500 in the peak season. Satemwa is set up for hosting visitors so we stayed on the farm and enjoyed the 4-day tea education action-packed program. Discover how Satemwa is addressing the sizeable challenges of an uncertain tea future given low prices for CTC tea and climate change in Malawi. If you are a tea buyer you have a role to drive change in the sector. PLEASE READ ON AND SHARE!

Today (and every day) is Earth Day!

Today is an important day. It's the day that we celebrate the breathtaking planet that we call our home! As the guardians of valuable natural assets, (tea) farmers are a key part of the transition we need to see on this planet. Let's help farmers create (and get paid for) carbon sinks and biodiverse habitats.  Stay tuned as we share from our learnings in this space.

Best Tea Company Nomination - Vote NOW to help us win!

We got nominated as Best Tea Company for the upcoming London Coffee Festival. Now we are in in the public vote stage (closes March 6), our aim is to make it among the top three most voted so that we become a finalist. As you might imagine we are up against some tea incumbents. Every vote helps for our social impact start-up. Vote for us here

Tea Pairing Five Simple Tips

Have you wondered how to pair your tea with food? Are you having family or friends over for brunch, lunch or dinner and would love to share some of your tea favourites on these occasions? Here is a run-down on our pairing experience over the past years. We offer five easy to adopt pairing tips.

Looking for more tea community?

For many of us who are big tea festival fans the pandemic has prevented us from attending tea festivals. We missed the the rich source of community, learning and exchange. When ever have tea enthusiasts walked into a room full of people who care just as much about the 2nd most common beverage on earth? Yes exactly, its rare and hence the opportunity to attend these events was something we all deeply cherish. One of the hopes for 2021 and 2022 are that tea festivals are back and are embracing all the new innovations in format and technology that will make them possible and ever evolving to be both climate friendly and safe for all of us.

What’s trending on International Tea Day 2021

A few days ago on Friday May 21 we celebrated International Tea Day 2021. This day was launched in 2005 by trade unions and workers' organizations.  Since 2019 the day is celebrated by the UN to recognize the hard work that annually goes into the spring harvests around this time of year. #Internationalteaday is a big day for tea lovers on a mission like us @ Tea Rebellion and for the wider Tea Community out there. We had the great pleasure to host a chat with many tea friends on our #clubhouse Tea Rebellion Social Club. For those of you seeking a more casual conversation (in your work out pants if you like) and tea community do join us. We are talking weekly at 3 pm and here is a link to join Clubhouse and our weekly events. It's a refreshing change from the pandemic induced video/zoom frenzy around us (smile).

What connects tea and astrology?

What does astrology and a good cup of tea have in common? Tea and astrology have been around for centuries, and yet, they they are both very relevant today. The right tea can build longevity, further creativity and maintain health. It can improve brain function and provide energy. Tea also has numerous benefits that work to improve mental health. We can use tea to better ourselves and understand others. Astrology can be used to indicate compatibility, and while it’s no exact science, we are hopeful that you will be encouraged to celebrate what makes each of us unique, make friends and step outside your comfort zone. In a world wrought with pandemic worry and uncertainty, astrology has emerged as a comfort among both young and old. Astrology introduces us to parts of ourselves; we have gained guidance and advice, insight into our relationships and our future.

Tea Rebellion at the AVPA Teas of The World Contest

Tea Rebellion participated in its first ever European tea competition in 2020. We are calling it “European” as it takes place in beautiful Paris. However, AVPA is really a Teas of the World Contest. AVPA, or “Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles” reviews premium quality primary products such teas, coffee, olive oils to find striking profiles (rather than a consensual sensory profile). As such it’s a gastronomic rather than standardized evaluation. The jury is composed of tea professionals and tea sommeliers. The AVPA “Teas of the World” contest is organized in two very distinct parts: Monovarietal teas (Camellia sinensis) Infusions (infusion plants other than Camellia Sinensis), blends and flavoured tea

Plant-Based Packaging – Why its Worth It

Since I launched Tea Rebellion in 2017 one of the questions that keeps arising among food entrepreneurs is whether Plant-based packaging is worth it. Here is the debate: Currently in Canada (and I am sure in many other countries too), municipalities do not have the advanced recycling and composting capabilities that we will help us ensure that more complex level of recycling (such as as Level 7) and composting fully happens in the public waste disposal system. For this reason, there is a hot debate amongst people in the food industry (packing companies, distributors, brands) on whether it is worth investing into compostable packaging. The argument goes, if it does not happen in the end, why should we spend the extra money?

Join an African Tea Tasting event online

We are participating in an awesome collaboration to help spread the knowledge and love for African artisanal teas and support our partner farms out there. What do you know about Malawi? People sometimes get the location confused and others might recall that Madonna adopted several kids from there. 

Tea Rebellion Community And COVID-19 Farm Fund

Tea Rebellion is supporting its farm partners by creating a Farm Fund. In the past months, COVID-19 has grown into a global pandemic that is unsettling our lives and has caused hardship around the world. WE ARE UNITED in going through this together with you and our tea partners farmers. We have been thinking about how we might help – and we are naturally well placed to support our tea partners all around the world from the Himalayas in Nepal to Southern Africa in Malawi.  

3 Tea Groups That Benefit The Mind, Body And Soul

Tea has long been known to provide us with a lot of health benefits. From boosting immunity to feeling more energetic, around the world tea and herbal infusions are widely believed to be good for mind, body and even soul. Whether it be our physical, emotional, or mental health, many a tea lovers enjoy the ritual of brewing and sipping teas to feel relaxed and at their best. But, which teas are best for what? We did some research and are sharing out findings on tea health benefits…. here we go…

A Brief History Lesson on a Pleasant Pastime

People have been drinking tea for about five thousand years, and it is likely they have been reading the leaves of our favourite beverage for as long. Tasseomancy is believed to have begun with the ancient Chinese, who read the residue at the bottom of their cups for patterns, signs, and omens.  As tea became more popular and started to make its way around the world, so too did tea leaf reading.  And in the 1600s it quickly started to outshine other, older ways for divining the future.

Tumeric: Why it is popular and how to benefit from it!

Tumeric was all kinds of things before it became tea. For a long time it was used in Indian cooking and in Chinese medicine. Only recently has the Western world discovered its benefits. Now there is a increasing attention on how to add Tumeric to our daily routines. This is because of its active ingredient called curcumin. Curcumin has anti-inflammation and anti-antioxidant benefits and is confirmed to be beneficial against a lot of ailments (incl cancer),

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White Prakash

$8.00
Organic Matcha by Tea Rebellion
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Organic Matcha

$19.00
Kathmandu Cosmos
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Kathmandu Cosmos

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