We create chilled tea with purpose. Functional beverages that are good for people and planet.

Our Story

Chilled tea with purpose. Real tea + intriguing flavours + vitamins.

We drink over 50 billion cups of tea each year in the UK, that’s over 1.5K cups a second! And yet, only half of us have even tried chilled tea. We’re on a mission to change that!

Our chief ‘tea boy’ (and former acclaimed chef) Matt, was already working in product development for soft drinks when he started experimenting with ‘cold’ tea, fascinated by the varieties on offer and how so many parts of the world cherished it as a cold drink and yet we Brits, didn’t.

Learning also that there was an increasing interest in functional beverages he set about experimenting with tea varieties, vitamins and unconventional flavourings. 87 recipes later, he and his co-founders, Ruth and Nick, finally signed off on awaken, the first of tcha’s three blends. Purposeful for both people and planet our blends are designed to taste good…and make you feel good too! Each blend is intended for a different need in the day and contains added vitamins to support physical and mental function.

At the same time, we’re doing our best to ensure we’re as kind to our planet as we possibly can be. Our beautiful base tea is sourced from a pioneer in sustainable and ethical tea. Focused on creating a better world for their community to live in they have built homes, schools, dispensaries and kitchen gardens at the same time as cutting their carbon footprint.

An yes, we’re in a plastic bottle BUT - it’s a multi-serve, non-single use plastic. It’s 100% recyclable, made from 50% recycled material and responsible for about 50% of the amount of Co2 emissions an alternative like glass would be.

Our Values

  • Supports a Developing Country or Community

    Supports Dev Country

  • Independent Company

    Independent Company

  • Support for Small Producers

    Support for Small Producers

  • Family-run Business

    Family-run Business

  • Small Producer

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