For two decades, Tealeaves has been recognized as the leading luxury tea blender of choice for five-star properties and Michelin chefs worldwide.
Tealeaves uses the top 3 grades of tea. We search for the finest teas, flowers and herbs, bring them to Vancouver and meticulously cup out each ingredient, carefully selecting each element of the blend.
HAND BLENDING AND PACKAGING
Whether from a single-estate or a combination, we carefully source to curate blends that are the very best expression of terroir. Through meticulous cupping, we search for the ultimate palate and nuanced complexity.
One of the most beautiful aspects of the world of tea is found within Chado - the Japanese Way of Tea. It exhibits the high art and technique of (o)temae, the performance, enshrining the influence of Zen Buddhism and tea appreciation
RUDD RARE WHITE TEA
This innovative tea involves scenting white tea in an oak wine barrel. Enchanted by wine culture and by the similarities between that and tea culture, we are pushing the boundaries and exploring grounds never attempted before.
Royal Crown Derby
There are currently no teapots in the market that accomplish the tea-lover’s ultimate dream: to have a teapot that can deliver the perfect tea in strength, heat and taste in an individual 2-cup size, while simultaneously offering a striking visual appeal.
MAKING THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY
Our philosophy of continuous innovation has brought us fame for turning ordinary, classic teas into extraordinary blends. Organic English Breakfast, BC Forestea, Darjeeling Oolong, the “T” Blend and our Iced Teas are all examples of innovative blending.
RIGOROUS QUALITY CONTROL PROCESSES
Tealeaves’ tea selection undergoes a meticulous tasting and procurement process.Tealeaves runs independent third-party lot testing on every single lot purchased from, adhering to extremely high standards, including strict testing for herbicides and pesticides. By following Japanese and EU standards in European or US certified labs for all of our testing processes, we meet international standards.
Our decaffeination method ensures that no chemicals are used in the process, leaving a flavorful (chemical-free) and pure tea taste.
CUSTOM BLEND PROCESS
Custom-blending is a very time intensive program and necessitates a significant investment of time from our blenders, procurement specialists and tea sommeliers. Getting a blend right is important: to enshrine the client's culinary inspiration + ideas and explicate them into a complex flavour profile.
Owner & Chef at Railtown Cafe
ICONS is a collective of culinary innovators, artists and visionaries. Although each person's expression is unique, they are united in creativity and the profound passion for what they do. Inspired by their philosophy of craftmanship, they have been our muses for many of our blends.