Genuine Tea Co
Lovers of tea and lovers of adventure, David & Sarah travel the world in search of premium loose leaf teas. These young globe trotters met in 2008 at a ski resort in British Columbia - Sarah, a Canadian and Dave, an English gentleman. Being a Brit, Dave drank his cuppas on the regular and Sarah soon became a tea addict too.. Together they spent nearly 5 amazing years in Taiwan, studying Mandarin and discovering the wonders of hand-crafted artisan teas. After several visits to plantations across Asia and a wealth of tea knowledge under their belts, they returned to Canada with a simple dream - to share their love of tea and adventure with others.
"The North American tea industry is headed in the same direction as the specialty coffee and wine industries and we are excited to be leading this movement in Toronto. By practicing direct trade and focusing on attributes such as region, elevation and harvest date, we are helping to close the gap between the tea in your cup and the people who dedicate their lives to producing it." - David O'Connor, Co-founder
"The thing I love about tea is that every culture enjoys it in their own unique way. Tea has led me on an incredible journey throughout Asia and I can't wait to keep discovering more of the world through tea." - Sarah Wilcox, Co-founder