Charity Tea

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.

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Charity Tea is a New Zealand based social enterprise that uses revenue from sales to address the issues of world hunger. Every packet of tea you purchase you will feed a child in Haiti in their feeding programmes, or a child in New Zealand will receive a free school lunch. Some of their products include:

  • Teas
    • Awaken – Orange spice Mate tea
    • Bye Hot Flush – Organically Grown Herbal Health Blend
    • Cleanse Tea – Organically Grown Herbal Health Blend
    • Energy- Organically Grown Green tea with herbs
    • Good Morning Organic Breakfast Tea
    • Goodnight – Organically Grown Herbal Sleep Tea blend
    • Jazz – Organic Green Tea with Jasmine
    • Kawa – Kawakawa lemon and ginger Tea
    • Mintuka – Organic Mint and Manuka Leaf
    • Peachy – Peach honeybush Tea
    • Refresh- Organically Grown Green tea with lemon and ginger
    • Relax – Organic Peppermint tea
    • Rest – Organic Chamomile tea
    • Royal – Organic Earl Grey Tea
    • SHE TEA – Organically Grown Herbal Health Blend for females
    • Spice – spicy chai red bush (rooibos)
  • Accessories
    • Gift boxes – Customisable
    • Display stand – Open shelf
    • Charity Tea branded strainer with foldable handles and lid
  • Tea Subscriptions (monthly)
    • Tea for me (40 servings)
    • Tea for us (60 servings)
    • Tea for all (80 servings)


NZ Made

The teas are imported from India and externally tested and certified organic and fairly traded, or organically grown (non-certified) in New Zealand


Shipping available throughout New Zealand

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