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Tsaa: A Word's Tale

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Tsaa: A Word's Tale

       In celebration of Buwan ng Wika (Month of the Filipino Language), we are sharing the modern tale of the Filipino word, tsaá.      Tsaá defines half of our brand name and our proud Fillipino identity. Tsaa Laya, comes from two Filipino words:  tsaa, which means “tea” and, laya, which means “free” - the base word for freedom (kalayaan). Combining these two words, tsaá laya means “tea for [economic] freedom”. It’s a fitting phrase for our mission as a social enterprise: to employ herbal tea as a livelihood pathway for mothers and women of families, which were...


Call for Relief

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Since March 16, the island of Luzon has been under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and has affected the lives of 57 million people in the Philippines. The limited mobility has caused the loss of income for the majority of those whose sources of livelihood require them to be on the site of production, or are part of the informal economy.  Our tea community in Calauan, Laguna is not exempted from this harrowing experience. Due to COVID-19 cases identified within the Calauan resettlement area, the whole village, including our tea community partners, is subjected to a stringent quarantine. The quarantine set-up...


Tsaa Laya Goes Eco-Friendly with Our Refill Packs

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You asked, so here’s our answer – we’re launching this month our Eco-Friendly Refill Packs! Most of our tea advocates who have been buying canisters upon canisters of Tsaa Laya herbal infusions have requested us to provide a more ecological option. In response to this, we’ve created our newest offering, the Tea Refill Bags. For those who already have canisters and want a steady refill without the hassle of buying another canister, we offer packs that contain either 25 teabags, or 180g of looseleaf tea. Perfect for your daily dose of Philippine flavors, all within the comforts of your own...


Tsaa Laya Tea Salon at Art Fair 2019

Tsaa Laya Admin

In celebration of Filipino creativity, Tsaa Laya launched its first pop-up tea salon at this year’s Art Fair Philippines from February 21 to 24, 2019. Tsaa Laya collaborated with local brands from fine dining to cocktails and furnishings to create an experience for tea patrons to rediscover our Philippine herbal teas. A keystone offering of the tea salon is its high tea dégustation, which is a product of the creative encounter between Tsaa Laya and Simply Thai Dining. Teasing the full potential of Southeast Asian flavors, Tsaa Laya’s herbal infusions were meticulously paired its local contemporary savories, traditional sweets and...