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the BEST TEA YOU'VE NEVER HAD.


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the BEST TEA YOU'VE NEVER HAD.


Our Tea


COMING FALL 2017

Our Tea


COMING FALL 2017

Unlike most premium tea bought and sold in the U.S., ours doesn't come from the large factory plantations in China and India. Instead, we import from carefully selected small estates in post-conflict countries as a way to promote peace and economic growth. Our superior tea is delivered the way it was meant to be consumed: Pure and organic, with no added flavors.

Browse our different teas by country of origin

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Our Story


Our Story


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.

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In the News


In the News


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Our Partners


Our Partners