3 Mountains is the parent company for two socially-responsible product lines: Tîma Tea (loose leaf tea from Rwanda) and Silverback on Tap (a carbonated natural energy drink made with Tîma Tea). The company was founded by Sara Stender, a global activist and social entrepreneur based in Asheville, NC.
3 Mountains has two distinct brands.
All of our products are fair-trade certified, 100% organic and ethically sourced.
Tîma Tea is organic, ethically-sourced & hand-harvested in the mountains of Rwanda. This premium loose leaf tea comes in 5 different varieties in our unique triangle shaped tea tin. Loose leaf tea is a healthier option than traditional tea bags and it tastes better too! Available for retail, wholesale and bulk purchase.
The world’s first draft-style tea. This healthy and satisfying non-alcoholic beverage is hand crafted, artisan-style and lightly carbonated in kegs as well as cans. Our Silverback is available on tap in kegs or as draft tea in our 12 oz cans. We offer wholesale and bulk options.
Our Partners and Programs
OUR MISSION and HOW WE GIVE BACK
Our company funds entrepreneurship training for women in Rwanda, empowering them to move their families out of poverty and give their children a brighter future. Your purchase positively impacts over 100k Rwandans. We have many success stories of women creating their own businesses.
Our founder, Sara, has been working with the people of Rwanda since 2007 with the mission to help rebuild the post-genocide nation. While offering services for trauma healing and poverty alleviation through her nonprofit, Africa Healing Exchange(AHE), Sara discovered a premium tea high in the mountains. She created a line of loose leaf teas and a unique carbonated ready-to-drink tea beverage to capture the Spirit of Resilience, rooted in Rwanda, and now shares it with the world!
OUR ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM
Since our first community resilience workshop with the community partner UMUTUZO (“Resilience”) Women’s Association West in Rwanda, AHE has helped the group sustainably grow to a membership base of 55 women, a men’s group of 25 (husbands), and a children’s group of 60 called Vision Youth. They are growing cabbages, mushrooms, coffee and are now creating a botanical herb garden for future projects. Read more of our updates to this exciting program.
BLOG ARTICLES AND INFO
How To Brew Tîma Tea
This is a video on how to brew loose leaf Tîma Tea. Loose leaf tea is healthier than tea bags. Join the Get Loose Club!
Press, Podcasts, Awards
Check out our company’s awards, press coverage, speeches, interviews and podcasts and more.
Read our great customer reviews from our wholesale and retail customers. Add your own review of our teas and other products.
Where to Try & Buy
You can try and buy Tîma Tea and Silverback on-tap. See our list of restaurants, breweries and retail shops in Asheville, NC and other locations in the country so you can find and taste our teas.
How Tîma Tea is Processed
Learn how our tea from Rwanda is processed and made into our delicious Tîma Teas. All tea comes from one leaf. There are different processing techniques for each type of tea.
Loose Leaf vs. Tea Bags
Which brews faster, loose leaf or tea bags? See our demonstration video which answers this question. Read about the benefits of drinking loose leaf vs. tea bags.