Tea Garden 55
By adopting this garden you help us share the initial investments during the start-up phase to keep the area clean from weeds so the tea bushes would have better conditions to grow big and healthy. In return for your support, we will name this garden after you and for the next 25 years, each autumn, you will receive half of the produce of this area.
TEA GARDEN 55
Size of the garden: 100 m2
Quantity of tea you get:
2020: ca 5 pkg (ca 250 g)
2021: ca 10 pkg (ca 500 g)
2022: ca 20 pkg (ca 1 kg)
2023: ca 30 pkg (ca 1,5 kg)
2024-2044: ca 40 pkg (ca 2 kg)
Total value of your tea: ca 5700 eur
*1 pkg = 50 g
Key things to know:
- The quantity of tea increases each year until the tea bushes have matured.
- Quantities are estimated based on our best knowledge, but might not be 100% accurate. As the weather conditions affect productivity, the total quantity of the tea can vary each year even when tea bushes are mature.
- You can choose which teas you would like to get - green, oolong or black teas.
- To receive the preferred teas, you will need to place an order via our e-shop in autumn. We will send you the exact instructions how to do that, so there is nothing to worry about.
- 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.
- Teas are shipped worldwide.
Once you have adopted your ideal tea garden, we will send you a confirmation of our cooperation and detailed information of where exactly your garden is located and how you will receive your tea. And then there are 8 long months to wait for the first tea from your very own tea garden! It sounds like a lot of time, we know, but in the meantime, we will make sure to keep you updated on how the tea bushes are doing and you are more than welcome to come and visit it yourself already this summer!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Is it really for 25 years?
Yes, you get your first shipment in November 2020 and last one in November 2044.
6. 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.
7. 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 ;)
8. 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.
9. Do you ship to my country?
Yes! We ship worldwide.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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 ;)
13. 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.
14. 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).
15. 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!
16. 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.
The owner of the online store community.renegadetea.com (hereinafter referred to as the Company) is LLC Renegade Tea (registry code 404539638), located at Gumati village, Tskaltubo municipality, Georgia, 5412.
1.1. „Company“ – LLC Renegade Tea, Gumati, Tskaltubo municipality, Georgia.
1.2. „Customer“ – Legal entity, participating in the Campaign.
1.3. „Plantation“ – Land plot with the Georgian registry code 29.03.37.099, located in village Gumati, Tskaltubo municipality, Georgia.
1.4. „Garden“ – Land area with defined size (m2) and location (as specified on a map) within the Plantation, as defined by the Company.
1.5. „Fee“ – a fee that Customer pays in order to participate in the Campaign
1.6. „Harvest“ – the total amount of ready-made tea in a given year, produced from the leaves harvested from the Plantation.
1.7. „Site“ – website https://community.renegadetea.com
1.8. „NASP“ – The National Agency of State Property of Republic of Georgia
1.9. „Crop“ – the estimated amount of tea from each Garden in a given year – calculated by the following formula: Sgarden/Splantation*Harvest, whereas: Sgarden – total area of a given Garden Splantation – total area of the Plantation Harvest – total harvest (kg of ready-made tea) of the Plantation
2. The validity of the contract of sale, product and price information
2.1. The conditions of sale apply to purchases of goods and services made via the online store.
2.2. By accepting these terms the Customer accepts also the terms brought out under each Product.
2.3. The prices of products are indicated next to the products. All prices are in Euros.
2.4. The Company reserves the right to change the used prices at any time. If a Customer has placed an order in the online store and has paid for it, then the Service Provider is obligated to deliver the products to the Customer with the prices valid at the moment the order was placed.
3. „Community Garden“ Campaign
3.1. The Company, LLC Renegade Tea, has entered into long term Rent Agreement (valid until Nov 2044) with the NASP for the Plantation, thereby taking the commitment to rehabilitate the said Plantation and use it for growing tea.
3.2. With this Campaign, the Company invites the interested parties to participate in the rehabilitation and development of the Plantation during the validity of the Lease Contract (p. 2.1.).
3.3. In order to participate in the Campaign, Customer will choose a specific Garden and will pay the applicable Fee that covers the rehabilitation and maintenance cost of the Garden. After the payment of a Fee, the Customer will become the Sponsor of the chosen Garden.
3.4. After receiving the Fee from Customer, the Company will deliver the following services and goods in the framework of this Campaign:
3.4.1. Install the sign with the name of the Customer on the territory of a Garden – signs will be installed as soon as the signs do not interfere with the rehabilitation and weeding process, but not later than 48 months after the payment of the Fee.
3.4.2. Mark the borders of the Garden, so they are visible and can be identified on the ground – not later than 48 months after the payment of the Fee. Borders of the Garden can change when the Company marks them on the ground. For example, area of the Garden will be shifted if there is a significant gap of tea bushes.
3.4.3. Every year Customer has the right to receive 50% of the calculated Crop of the sponsored Garden. Customer does not pay additionally for the tea itself but is responsible for covering the shipping costs.
3.4.4. In order to receive the 50% share of the Crop, the Customer has to place every year the relevant order via www.renegadetea.com (e-shop operated by Company’s distribution partner OÜ Renegade Tea Artisans) and pay for the shipping costs (standard shipping rates, valid at the time of order, apply). Tea will be shipped once per year, after the end of the harvest season (usually in October) from the Company’s EU warehouse in Estonia.
3.5. Company will provide the services as defined in p. 2.4. during the validity of the Rent Agreement for the Plantation (p. 2.1.) but not longer than 25 years.
3.6. In case the Rent Agreement for the Plantation is terminated before its term due to the fault or initiative of the Company, the Company has the right to transfer the Garden to any other tea plantation under its management, on the condition that the size of the Garden and the average Crop amount will not be reduced as a result. In case the Company is unable to provide Customer with such alternative Garden, Customer has 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 Rent Agreement is terminated due to the Company’s fault in 2030 and the Company is unable to provide Customer with alternative Garden, the Customer has right to ask the refund in the amount of 15/25 of the Fee).
3.7. In case the Rent Agreement of the Plantation is terminated or the Plantation itself is destroyed due to the Force Majeure, the Company will make an effort to provide the Customer with alternative Garden of similar size and productivity at any other tea plantation under its management. However, should the Company be unable to provide alternative Garden, Customer has no right to ask for a refund of the Fee.
4. Placing an order
4.1. In order to participate in the Campaign, Customer selects the desired available Garden on the Site and ads it to the shopping basket. The Customer must fill in all of the required fields (first name, last name, e-mail, phone number, delivery address, postal code) to complete the order.
4.2. It is possible to pay for the purchases with Paypal. It is also possible to pay with a bank transfer. In order to pay with a bank transfer Customer must contact the Company beforehand.
4.3. The contract enters into force when the payable amount is transferred to the bank account of the Company.
4.4. Customer agrees to provide current, complete and accurate information for all purchases made via the Site.
5. Right of withdrawal
5.1. After receiving the order, the Customer has the right to withdraw from the contract made with the Company within 14 calendar days.
5.2. The right of withdrawal does not apply if the Customer is a corporation/juridical person.
5.3. In order to withdraw from the Contract, the Customer must write to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 calendar days of paying the Fee.
5.4. When the Customer has exercised its right to withdraw from the Contract, the Company shall return the Fee to the Customer within 14 calendar days after receiving such notification. The money is returned to the same account, which was used for paying for the Fee.
6.1. The Customer bears that the shipping cost and the respective price information is displayed next to the shipping method.
6.2. The shipping cost does not apply to the Garden product itself and will be paid separately each year when placing the order for delivery of the tea (p.3.4.3).
6.3. The shipment will be delivered by Omniva ( AS Eesti Post), Smartpost (Itella AS) and its relevant partners.
6.4. Company retains the right to change the shipping partners at any time for any reason.
7. Direct Marketing and processing of personal data
7.1. The Company only uses the personal data entered by the Customer (including name, phone number, address, e-mail and bank details) for processing the order, and purposes strictly needed to operate the Campaign.
7.2. The Company is the controller of personal data of this online store.
7.3. The Company shares the Customer data with its affiliated distribution- and marketing partner OÜ Renegade Tea Artisans for the purposes of operating the Campaign.
7.4. The Company forwards personal data to the transport service providers in order to deliver the goods.
7.5. The Company forwards personal data to Paypal in order to process the payment.
7.6. The Company forwards personal data to the accounting company for accounting purposes.
7.7. The Company sends newsletters and offers to the Customer's e-mail address only if the Customer has expressed their wish to receive them by entering their e-mail address on the website and indicating their desire to receive direct mail.
7.8. The Customer is able to opt-out of offers and newsletters sent to their e-mail address at any time by letting the Company know via e-mail at email@example.com or by following the instructions in an e-mail containing an offer.
8. Disclaimer Of Liability
8.1. The Company shall not be responsible for and DISCLAIMS all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you or any third party (including your company), as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to your access and use of the website, any information contained on the website, your or your company's personal information or material and information transmitted over our system. In PARTICULAR, neither the Company nor any third party or data or content provider shall be liable in any way to you or to any other person, firm or corporation whatsoever for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever arising from any delays, inaccuracies, errors in, or omission of any share price information or the transmission thereof, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon or occasioned thereby or by reason of non-performance or interruption, or termination thereof.
9. Miscellaneous Legal Provisions :
9.1. Company may discontinue the Campaign at any time and for any reason, without notice.
9.2. Company may change the contents, operation, or any and all other features of the Site at any time for any reason, without notice. Company may discontinue or restrict your use of the Site at any time for any reason, without notice.
9.3. Nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of the Company's right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Site or information provided to or gathered by the Company with respect to such use.
10. Settlement of disputes
10.1. All complaints made by Customer regarding the Company or Campaign must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10.2. If the Customer and the Company are not able to settle the dispute by agreement, the Customer may contact the relevant consumer protection agencies.
11. Governing Law
11.1. Those terms and conditions are governed by the law of the Republic of Georgia.