About
Charity Tea™

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.

Our Values

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.

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  • Quality ingredients
  • Fair wages for suppliers
  • Luxury premium brand
  • Organically grown loose-leaf (no chemicals, dyes or plastics)
  • Elegant and Recyclable packaging
  • Sustainability – Refill culture. Recycle or return your tins. 
  • Nourishing – optimal health benefits
  • Social innovation and planet 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.

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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.
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The Kai Kitchen

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Little Footprints Big Steps

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Ten18 International

Gill Bredl

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 and a dog; and enjoys movies, reading, beach walks, holidays and learning the violin.

Gill Bredl

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 and a dog; and enjoys movies, reading, beach walks, holidays and learning the violin.

Gill Bredl

Gill Bredl

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 and a dog; and enjoys movies, reading, beach walks, holidays and learning the violin.

A Certified B Corp

Having strived to be a force for good in the world from the very first cup, Charity Tea™ has now officially earned its stripes as an eco-friendly and ethical tea company by becoming a Certified B Corporation.

Find out more about our green business practices, no-waste packaging and how we take our social responsibility seriously.  

We're a Certified B Corp

Latest news in our blog

Read the latest news about ethical tea, our social enterprise projects and how to choose a healthy cuppa in the Charity Tea™ Blog

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PO Box 302196

North Harbour 0751

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