At Retea, we're on a mission to make bubble tea sustainable, accessible, and affordable. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the delicious and authentic taste of bubble tea without harming the environment or their wallet.


Are you tired of contributing to plastic waste from your favorite bubble tea, without knowing where to start reducing it? 

Have you ever found yourself craving bubble tea, but being too far away from a café or not wanting to leave your house? And when you do finally give in and order bubble tea, are you tired of spending an average of $8-10 for just one cup, not including gas or delivery fees? 

These are just some of the problems that we aim to solve.


This is where Retea comes in!

We solve these painpoints by delivering reusable BBT cups and DIY kits delivered straight to your doorstep, giving you two sustainable paths to enjoy your favorite drink:

1) You can bring your own cup to a cafe to enjoy your drinks waste-free, or 
2) You can use our DIY kits to make your favourite flavours anytime and anywhere

Not only is this solution better for the environment, but it's also more affordable —on average, each Retea serving is half the cost of a single cup of store bought bubble tea! 

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Meet The Founder

Toby Zhou

Hello, nice to meet you! Thank you so much for checking out our website and for making the conscious decision to support my small business. Allow me to introduce myself:

I am the founder of Retea and a recent graduate from UoGuelph. Back in the summer of 2019, while in my second year of university, I set a personal goal to reduce my single-use plastics consumption.

However, I found that there weren't many sustainable alternatives available for drinking bubble tea, which led me to create a DIY version of a reusable bubble tea cup - the first Retea cup!  

But we didn't stop there. In the summer of 2020, amidst a pandemic, we listened to your feedback and launched our DIY bubble tea kits to provide affordable and authentic bubble tea that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. With the support of our friends and family, we were able to build the brand you see today.

Meet the ReTeam!

Marin Julia

Toby Zhou


A recent graduate from UofG with a major in human nutrition and a minor in marketing!
K.a Joben

Emma Liu

Marketing Intern

A second year student studying marketing with a concentration in international business at McGill.
Susie Jing

Susie Jing

Marketing Intern

A graduate of UofT and Centennial College School of Business.
Marin Julia

Andy Li

Business Advisor

A graduate of Smith School of Business at Queen's U and current employee at Shopify.