Retea is sustainable bubble tea kit company on a mission to provide affordable ways to make and drink bubble tea—without compromising on quality and authenticity.  


1. LOW ACCESSIBILITY - before Retea existed, you could only get bubble tea from a bubble tea shop. 

2. EXPENSIVE habit - bubble tea can be a premiumly priced beverage at ~$8-10 per cup!

3. LIMITED SUSTAINABLE OPTIONS to consume bubble tea - straws on most tumblers are too small for large toppings!   


1. DIY BUBBLE TEA KITS - easily make & drink your favourite bubble tea flavours anywhere, anytime. 

2. SAVE 50% PER CUP - on average, each Retea bubble tea serving is 1/2 the cost than a bubble tea shop!

3. REUSABLE BBT CUPS & ACCESSORIES - reduce your carbon/plastic footprint by making and drinking bubble tea sustainably!

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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. Some facts about me:

I am a recent graduate from UoGuelph and the founder of Retea! I started this business in my second year of university back in the summer of 2019 when I made it my goal to reduce my single-use plastics consumption. 

After not finding many sustainable alternatives to drinking bubble tea online and in-stores, I was set on figuring out a solution. This ended up being a DIY version of a reusable bubble tea cup aka the first Retea cup! 

But it didn't stop there. In the summer of 2020 during a pandemic, we listened to your problems and launched DIY bubble tea kits. We wanted to provide you with affordable and authentic bubble tea in the comfort of your own home. With the support from friends and family, we were able to build the brand you see today!