Goodness in every sip.
Charity Tea is the tea that nourishes. As well as nourishing you from the inside out, Charity tea also helps nourish children in New Zealand and overseas. We sell high quality, organic and ethically sourced tea and with the revenue generated we support New Zealand charities; providing a meal with every purchase.
Charity tea exists to make a social, environmental and climate impact.
Bringing value to our customers, and putting people and planet over our profit we believe we can leave a legacy of #zerohunger in the world.
- Quality ingredients
- Fair wages for suppliers
- Luxury premium brand
- organically grown loose-leaf (no chemicals, dyes or plastics)
- Elegant and Recyclable packaging
- Nourishing – optimal health benefits
- Social innovation and responsibility
- Strong customer care
- Abundant life for all
The story of Charity Tea
Charity Tea started with a single call from a friend working for a non-profit organisation in Haiti. She told Gill about a baby girl who had been abandoned at the local hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti.
Unable to forget this call, Gill decided to make this “her problem” and sent money to feed the child for a year. Within a few days, she heard about 6 more hungry children. She learnt that in Haiti many children only had 1 or 2 meals a day. These meals often lacked proper nutrients. More so, she learnt that food was not provided to children in the hospital. Children that were abandoned or had no one to feed them, simply had to go hungry.
NZ Charity for children in need
She started Ten18 International (www.ten18International.com), a charity that raises money in New Zealand to support hungry children here at home, and in Haiti.
To help raise funds for the work of Ten18 International Gill also launched Charity Tea – a luxury brand of loose-leaf organic tea; health-promoting blends that nourish the drinker and nourish hungry children. Revenue from sales of Charity Tea support our charitable purposes.
Projects we support
We currently partner with the Kai Kitchen Trust in New Zealand to support their school lunch programmes, and we partner with Little footprints Big Steps in Haiti to run feeding programmes.
The Kai Kitchen
Little Footprints Big Steps
Founder of Charity Tea and Ten18 International
Gill is a passionate and dedicated social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Charity Tea, a luxury organic loose leaf tea brand that uses its revenue to address issues of world hunger.
She is community and inclusion focussed; passionate about social justice and ethical trade.
She has 3 wonderful children, a rabbit, and a dog; and enjoys movies, reading, beach walks, holidays and learning the violin.