After chasing the sun and sailing the Mediterranean for 3 years, two young and adventurous kiwis decided to bring their love of the ocean & international flavours back home to New Zealand. Taking inspiration from the nautical life & years of hospitality experience, they have created teas both above board for health, and below deck for those cheeky, adult only brews.
Teas can be enjoyed hot or cold. All of their teas are additive, preservative & added sugar-free. The intense flavour arises from a slow dehydration process for maximum intensity of flavour. Because of this, all their teas can be brewed in flasks for over 2 hours, gaining strength but not bitterness.
Try some today to start #livingthedream.SKU: n/a
Charity Tea started with a single call from a friend working for a non-profit organisation in Haiti. She told Gill (Charity Tea Founder) 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.
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 supports our charitable purposes.
Charity Tea 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.
Founder of Charity Tea and Ten18 International; Gill Bredl 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 and a dog; and enjoys movies, reading, beach walks and learning the violin.SKU: n/a
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The Mother Hood
Jane is the owner of The Mother Hood. As a mother, she knows that motherhood is one of the greatest things in life, it can be one of the hardest.
Jane felt alone at home with a toddler and a newborn when she had her second baby. She wanted to hang out with other mums, but it was often too much to arrange naps, feeds, and even just the idea of trying to get out of the house. So she started an online group called ‘The Mother Hood for moms’. This group was a godsend, with two small children. She was able to interact with other mums who knew what she was going through and could relate to it.
Fast forward 5 years and The Mother Hood has now grown into a website, a shop and a blog.
But the core values still remain the same. It is all about supporting and helping mums through the journey that is motherhood.
Their products are all selected to make life easier for busy mums. Whether it is our Peek-a-Baby carrier wraps that allow you to get on with life hands-free, while still holding your baby close or our products to help your baby’s sleep, Jane loves finding products that she knows you will love too.
Jane has spent over 20 years working with mums, as a teacher, a nanny, a sleep consultant and now has two beautiful children of her own.
Basically, she’s out to do what she can to make parenting that little bit easier for you.
Great products, great service, support, and advice!SKU: n/a