drink tea, educate a Refugee

What's the impact of a single tea pouch?

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A portion of every sale is dedicated to the education of a refugee child. It's simple. Good tea, good outcome.

How it happens:

1. Shop

You purchase a Retea blend.

2. Give

We make a monthly donation to our nonprofit partners, like IRC, based on the number of pouches sold. These funds are directed to refugee education programs. Each pouch funds up to 15 hours of education. As of December 2018 and together with our customers, we have helped to fund up to 37,700 hours of education for refugee children. 

3. Educate

Our nonprofit partners utilize our donations to deliver school supplies, fund classrooms, teachers, and even transportation to school to ensure classroom time is made possible. 

At Retea, we believe that education is the foundation of positive social change. Every pouch helps make that happen.

Despite the dire and growing need, currently less than 2% of international aid goes to funding education during humanitarian crises. In times of displacement, education is crucial as it can provide stability, structure, and a safe environment, especially for young children.

To make this happen, the UN has set the following goal: Education should be a least 4% of an overall humanitarian budget. Each pouch of retea will help make that a reality, because we believe in #morethan2percent.

You can learn more about the UN Global Education First Initiative here


Education helps people to rebuild their communities and pursue productive, meaningful lives.

Through our partnership with International Rescue Committee (IRC), a nonprofit that responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, our monthly donations are directed to education programs for refugees in need.

IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Since their founding, they've provided schooling and educational opportunities to more than 1.3 million children; trained more than 54,000 educators and supported 7,959 schools.  Learn more about the IRC programs we contribute to here