"Our mission is challenging the status quo as to where you think tea should come from."
At Grand River Tea we've learned that sourcing tea was like choosing a wine: not all tea is grown in the same soil, water and is processed differently to give each tea a distinctive flavour, aroma and liquor. You will have the same tea plant growing in two different geographies and they will taste different because of the growing conditions.
Reflecting on how far tea does travel to Canada we began looking for alternatives that are closer to home. Since we cannot grow the tea plant in Canada because of the climate. And to my surprise I found this amazing plant called Yaupon. At Grand River Tea we are home to Yaupon in Canada. Yaupon, is a sustainable indigenous plant which grows in Texas and is the only plant in North America to contain caffeine! Tea from the middle east travels approximately 15000 kms, whit Yaupon only travels approximately 2500KMS.
So...How do we do it?
Sourcing unique teas from around the world by developing close relationships with growers in North America and beyond.
Whom do we do it for?
Grand River Tea provides premium loose-leaf tea for our retail, wholesale and corporate clients. Our services includes private blends, packing, fundraising and retail sales.
What value are we bringing?
Offering unique North American grown teas. We always indicate where the tea is grown, is it certified, how to get the most out of your tea (brewing, different preparation methods).