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Frequently asked questions

What does “Sarjesa” mean? Where does the name come from?

In the dictionary, “Sarjesa” doesn’t mean anything. However, Sarjesa is the name of the dancer you see on all of our packaging. She represents the spirits of the women who walk with this work — those of who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

Is Sarjesa an Indigenous-run tea company?

Sarjesa isn’t an Indigenous-run tea company. It is run an Indo-Carribean woman with a goal to create more equitable and safe spaces for marginalized women across communities. Alexandra, Sarjesa’s founder and owner, recognizes that there is a crisis in Canada — with thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women, there is no time to wait for the system to change. As a company run by a woman of colour, Sarjesa works closely with women across all marginalized communities, including but not limited to Indigenous communities. Violence is increasingly linked to marginalized women of colour and Sarjesa is working to support these women and find a way to make the world a safer place for them.

Where does Sarjesa source your green and black teas from?

Our green and black teas are sourced from organic and fair-trade certified farms and suppliers. At Sarjesa, we like working directly with farms when conditions allow, but when it isn’t possible, we work with reputable suppliers who carry certified product from India, Asia and parts of Africa.

What about Sarjesa’s herbal teas?

We source a lot of local ingredients for our herbal teas. Locally sourced ingredients that we always include are: rose hip, peppermint, wild mint and clover. When possible, we source lavender and chamomile locally, but it isn’t always consistent due to the constraints on quantity that occur when working with small farms.

Is your tea fair trade? What about organic?

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Are your teabags compostable? Why are they brown?

Our teabags are compostable! They are brown because

Why is there a nut warning on your tea boxes?

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Do you take interns?

As much as we would love to, we are not taking interns at the moment.