It all started with a final project for an Indigenous Studies Course, facilitated by Dr. Renae Watchman. As a class, we were challenged to think about resistance within our everyday experience. One morning, on her way to school, Alexandra went to her favourite local coffee shop. Looking down at their array of beverages, she was struck with a thought. Here she was, purchasing product that supported small businesses and Indigenous communities elsewhere in the world. What if there was a tea that raised awareness of the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people, while also using Canadian ingredients and donating to a local women’s shelter? Thus, Sarjesa Inc. was born.

From the very beginning, we knew that packaging was going to be a very important piece of work. Connecting with community focused artists, all of our dancers are made especially for Sarjesa. For our original six dancers, we asked the artists to represent women from their own communities, in motion, with agency, and with resilience.

Owned In: Alberta

Made In Calgary, AB:

  • Variety Pack
  • Pepermint Blend
  • Chamomile Blend
  • Earl Grey Blend
  • Green Tea Blend
  • Spiced Chai Blend
  • Blueberry Breakfast
  • Decaf Subscription Box
  • Super Steeper Subscription Box
  • Tea Latte Powder Bundle
  • Dream Land

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