FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will I get my tea?
You will get your tea each autumn, after the season, approximately in November. The first shipment will get to you in November 2020.
What kind of tea will I get?
You get to choose if you would like to get green, oolong or black tea. We will try to take into account your preferences of a specific type of tea ( i.e. Banana Rama or Green Velvet), but since the amounts are initially very small, then we can’t guarantee that each person can choose a specific tea.
How much tea will I get in 2020?
You will get half of the produce of your garden. The estimates are specified under each tea garden. As an example, in the autumn of 2020, from a 100 m2 tea garden you will get ca 250 grams (ca 5 packages) and from a 450 m2 tea garden you get ca 1,1 kg (ca 22 packages). While the estimates are done based on our best knowledge, we can’t guarantee that these amounts are 100% correct.
How much tea will I get in 5 years?
You will get half of the produce of your garden. The estimates are specified under each tea garden. As an example, in the autumn of 2025, from a 100 m2 tea garden you will get ca 2 kg (ca 40 packages) and from a 450 m2 tea garden you get ca 9 kg (ca 180 packages). While the estimates are done based on our best knowledge, we can’t guarantee that these amounts are 100% correct. As the weather conditions differ each year the total quantity of the tea can be different even when tea bushes are matured.
Is it really for 25 years?
Yes, you get your first shipment in November 2020 and last one in November 2044.
Do I need to pay anything else during those 25 years?
There is a one-time fee which you pay now and then you pay only for the shipping costs. If due to your country’s legislation additional taxes or other fees apply, then these are up to you to cover.
Do I need to come and do something in my garden?
No, we will take care of the garden and produce the teas for you as well. But you can always come and help if you would like to ;)
How much is the shipment fee?
The shipping fee depends on your shipping country and the amount of tea that you get. Therefore the fees will rise as the quantities get bigger, but we do our best to get the prices as low as possible with our transport partners.
For the first years the preliminary shipping fees are:
International shipping: 15 EUR/16,3 USD, delivery time 10-12 days
European Union (excluding Baltic states) - 7,80 EUR; delivery time 5-7 days
Estonia - 2,80 EUR, delivery time 2-3 days
Latvia - 5,20 EUR, delivery time 3-4 days
Lithuania - 6,7 EUR, delivery time 3-4 days
Georgia - 6 GEL, delivery time 2-3 days
If due to your country’s legislation additional taxes or other fees apply, then these are up to you to cover.
Do you ship to my country?
Yes! We ship worldwide.
Do I need to do anything else to receive my teas each autumn?
To receive your teas, you should register the shipment in our e-shop each autumn before we start sending packages out. The registration is necessary for paying the shipping fee and also for us to have your latest and correct address. We will explain the whole process to you in detail, there is nothing too complicated.
The prices are in Euros, if I buy from a country with a different currency, how much do I have to pay extra?
The currency exchange fee is presented when you make the payment via Paypal. This can be also removed and then the exchange fee will be set by your home bank rates.
Why do you send from Estonia?
We send from Estonia, so people buying in the EU would not have to deal with customs clearance themselves. We did that for you already :) And we also live in Estonia during the winter, so it’s easier to send from here ;)
What if there is a natural disaster?
If there is a natural disaster or any other Force Majeure that affects the harvest, then whatever harvest there will be, you will still get half of the produce from your garden. In case the plantation is completely destroyed due to Force Majeure, we will make an effort to provide you with an alternative garden of similar size and productivity in any other of our plantations. However, should we be unable to provide an alternative garden, you will not have the right to ask for a refund of the fee.
What happens if the rental agreement between Renegade Tea Estate and the government is terminated?
In case the rent agreement for the plantation is terminated before its term due to our fault or initiative, we will transfer the garden to one of our other plantations, on the condition that the size of the garden will not be reduced as a result. If we are unable to provide an alternative, then you have the right to ask for a partial refund from the originally paid fee that is proportional with the years left until the end of the estimated term of 25 years (e.g. If the rental agreement is terminated due to our fault in 2030 and we are unable to provide you with an alternative Garden, then you have the right to ask for a refund in the amount of 15/25 of the Fee).
Can I come and visit my garden?
Yes, you get a lifetime pass to visit your garden and the rest of the Renegade Tea Estate for free!
Will I legally own the land?
No, LLC Renegade Tea rents the lands from the Government of Georgia and therefore does not own the land. We do not sell the land to you, but you become a sponsor of the garden. You will not have any legal rights as the owner of the land.