Our passion for tea seems to have no limits. We spend the bulk of our days learning, searching, sipping, and contemplating the wide world of tea. It is only because we have such a love of the leaf that you will find us offering up the best we can create & source to those who find tea to be the most indulgent of beverages.
With tea being the utmost flexible of beverages, it offers an endless opportunity to experiment & experience. Whether we blend it with aromatic French lavender and crisp cold pressed bergamot for an unforgettable Earl Grey, or sneak sips of our magical Phoenix Mtn oolong, under the cool & cloudy west coast skies, tea provides both complexity and simplicity when one needs it most.
Ideally, if this were a perfect world, we would love to have a cup of tea with each one of you before you make a purchase from us. This is really the way of tea – to be shared amongst friends, but with the infinite world of cyberspace, that is perhaps asking just a tad too much.
Our promise to you is this, we will never sell, procure or blend a tea that isn’t something we wouldn’t take pride in, nor consume ourselves. We are striving to have the cleanest tea possible, and by 2018, ALL our teas will be independently tested for chemical and pesticide residue. Read more about pesticides here
We are lifelong tea drinkers and artisanal blenders
Weʼve been around for a while, and although we have ditched the bucket hats and exceedingly comfortable waistcoats (we save those for special occasions), our palates have been training for a long, long time. As so accurately depicted, we revel in tasting, sourcing, and enjoying fine teas, and have a proven track record with our many clients.
Now, between sips of our Phoenix Mountain oolong, we help businesses of all shapes and sizes incorporate fine tea into their operations. Fine tea that quenches your customers insatiable and growing demand for premium organic tea. Fine tea that hails from the rolling hills of Kenya where Brendan scrawled basic tea manufacturing guidelines on a dusty black chalkboard. Meticulously blended single estate assam and bergamot that makes an Earl Grey worthy of the finest china, even though we would rather sip it in our ever present, albeit off-white, cupping sets.
About Brendan Waye
Our chief Tea Sommelier™ and Certified Tea Specialist™, Brendan has been steeped in the tea industry for the past 19 years. From founding Canada’s first teahouse chain Steeps Tea, to smuggling a traditional Chai recipe back from the famed mountains of the Karakoram (kind thanks to Sherpa Cook Rosie-Ali) that eventually became the ubiquitous ‘The Chai Company’, we truly have been around the tea garden and back.
Through his tea-dedicated palate, Brendan revels in masterfully blending teas that raise the bar on quality. Having cupped literally thousands of variations of the Camellia Sinensis bush, you can rest assured that if it pleases the palate of Brendan, you will be purchasing a tea of supreme quality.
Being a passionate foodie at heart, there is no stone that will be left unturned to source, create and blend the cleanest, freshest and most fragrant teas you will ever have the pleasure of sipping.
We encourage you to jump in and begin your marvelous tea journey with us.
Favorite Tea: Phoenix Mountain Oolong