Unlike most premium tea bought and sold in the U.S., ours doesn't come from large factory plantations in China and India. Instead, we import from carefully selected estates in post-conflict countries as a way to promote peace and economic growth. Our tea is delivered the way it was meant to be consumed: Pure and organic, with no added flavors.
Rakkasan is the Japanese word for parachutist. It's also the nickname of a unit in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. In Iraq and Afghanistan, co-founder Brandon Friedman led Rakkasans in combat, often taking time to drink tea provided by locals.
The experience gave him an idea to create a business that would help the economies of war-torn areas, while investing in the careers of veterans at home. That idea was Rakkasan Tea Company.
At RTC, we do two things: We deliver the best loose-leaf tea you've never had and we help communities recover from war—at home and abroad.
Service is in our DNA. We're committed to providing our customers, our employees and our growers with a superior experience. Every day.