Food/Tea: Barbours 🍁

Name: Barbours

Products: King Cole Tea, Morse’s Tea, Nut Butters, Spices, Extracts, Baking, Popcorn Topping (PopnTop, Serious Kick)

Manufactured In: Sussex, New Brunswick

Where to buy: Various chains, particularly in Atlantic Canada, but also Ontario and Quebec

Website: barbours.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Coffee/Tea: Fratello Coffee Roasters 🍁

Name: Fratello Coffee Roasters

Products: Coffee & Tea

Manufactured In: Calgary, Alberta

Where to Buy: Online, 5 Analog Cafes in Calgary area

Website: fratellocoffee.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Fratello is a family-owned enterprise with 29 years of experience in coffee. They ethically source coffee beans and roast them in Calgary. Similarly with their line of Idle Tea, they import the tea leaves and package them in Calgary.

Coffee/Tea: Earth Group 🍁

Name: The Earth Group

Products: Coffee and herbal tea

Manufactured In: Edmonton, Alberta

Where to Buy: Online and in stores

Website: earthgroup.org

Canadian Owned: Yes

Earth Group is unique in that all of their profits are donated to buy meals for children attending schools in poverty-stricken countries. They are also one of the only companies making their tea in Canada. Earth Tea is picked by hand on a site in Central Alberta where vehicles are not allowed, in an environment completely isolated from industry and any large populations.  Earth Tea is washed by hand, dried, and packaged on site.

It’s not clear where their coffee is roasted, but we believe it’s sourced ethically from around the world and roasted in Canada.

To date, they have provided more than 3,650,000 meals.

Tea: DAVIDsTEA 📈

Name: DAVIDsTEA

Products: Loose leaf tea and tea accessories

Manufactured In: ?

Where to Buy: Across North America and online

Website: davidstea.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

In only 10 years DAVIDsTEA has grown to a chain of 240 stores across Canada and the US. It’s not clear where they source and process their teas, but they definitely employ many Canadians.

Tea: Delice Boreal (Northern Delights) 🍁

Name: Delice Boreal (Northern Delights)

Products: Herbal teas made by Inuit peoples in Northern Quebec

Manufactured In: Northern Quebec (Nunavik region)

Where to Buy: fine food stores and on-line

Website: deliceboreal.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Delice Boreal produces a variety of unique tea flavours from plants found in the boreal region, such as cloudberries and crowberries.

Tea: Pluck 🍁

Name: Pluck

Products: Tea

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Company website, or at Indigo, Rowe Farms, and the AGO,  to name a few retailers

Website: pluckteas.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Founded in 2012 by tea sommelier (that’s a thing?) Jennifer Commins, Pluck sources the best tea leaves from Ethical Tea Partnership growers, then adds unique regional ingredients to create one-of-a-kind tea experiences. Pluck was the recipient of a silver medal at the 2017 Global Tea Championship for their Verbena Blues tea.