TopQualiTea - your South African specialist for Organic Teas and Spices.


TopQualiTea is a leading address for high class quality in certified organic and fair-trade teas and spices. Our portfolio is produced without pesticides, chemical fertilisers and other agrochemicals. It's not only a question of taste - it's also a question of proven quality!

From the very beginning TopQualiTea has dedicated itself to the principles of Fair Trade and we cooperate closely with small farmer-families and their marketing-organisations.

This organically grown, trustful cooperation is the basis of all our business, which serves our customers as well. They can rely on our dependable delivery service, our quality and our attractive price/performance ratio.

TopQualiTea was founded with an immovable, high ethical policy. This applies to our customers as well as our producers. Our guiding ideas are quality of products, responsibility for the environment and fair trade with the so-called 'Third World'.

Contact us if you would like to know more about us, our teas and how we can help you!

We are looking forward to your questions!


The team of TopQualiTea South Africa

Benedikt Kaukler


Born in Switzerland, grown up in Germany he studied political economy, history and geography and completed his PhD in 1992 in philosophy. 1989 he founded TopQualityTea in Switzerland and 1991 TopQualiTea UK.

That led to getting involved in consultancy for organic and fair-trade small scale farmer projects in tea and spices. As the business expanded and the demand for tea grew he started 2004 TopQualiTea South Africa in Cape Town for exports of certified organic and fair trade rooibos and honeybush. Dr Kaukler is a member of Transfair USA and the Fairtrade Foundation.

Frederika Jacobs


Growing up in the Free State, South Africa, she learned all about import and export whilst working for a government body. She gained further knowledge about organic and fair-trade products working for an international organic certification body.

Mrs Jacobs joined TopQualiTea in 2011 to administer all shipments.

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