We are importers of pure organic loose-leaf teas and herbs

We are blenders of artisanal organic teas and tisanes

We are purveyors of functional teaware and ceramic art

We are growers and makers of rare Canadian terroir tea




Teashop + Gallery OPEN

Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 4pm

Our Online Store is Always Open

We ship Monday to Friday or offer in-person pick up during open hours.


Tea Advent Calendars

A truly unique tea experience! Discover a world of warmth and comfort this holiday season through our handmade 24-day calendars - with enough tea to continue steeping well into 2022.

The perfect gift for the tea lovers or the tea curious in your life. Curated to suit an individual, or share among a household or an entire office.

The 2021 Westholme Tea Advent(ure) Calendar The ULTIMATE Tea Advent(ure) Experience! Tri-Pouch Gift Sets Tri-Pouch Gift Sets + Strainer Tea for One Gift Set

Crafted by hand, curated with love

Find the Perfect Gift

We offer a growing collection of expertly curated and beautifully hand-wrapped wrapped gift sets for the tea lover (or lovers) in your life. We put in the effort to pair and package the teas and accessories so you don't have to. For anyone, on any occasion!


Teashop + Gallery Open

Over the past year, the Westholme Tearoom has been re-imagined and re-arranged. Although we are not resuming Tearoom service, our Teashop + Gallery is here to serve in new ways.

Our endeavor has always been to connect people with high quality tea experiences. We are thrilled to have created more space to dedicate ourselves to this endeavour.

We welcome you to visit our Teashop to explore our diverse offerings of Teas of the World, our unique artisanal Westholme Blends, and how we grow the love of tea through our Canadian Tea Garden.

We aim to make excellent tea experiences more accessible, everyday. We are excited to provide a way to bring past Tearoom experiences to your own homes, backyards, and even the backcountry through our curated giftsets, teaware, ceramics, books, and of course our teas + tisanes.

You can order through our Online Store, or by calling 250.748.3811.

As always, we invite you to visit our Teashop + Gallery. We are open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-4pm


Gallery Exhibitions

During July - December 2021 the little Gallery at Westholme is becoming home to a series of pop-up art exhibitions. We will be featuring some very talented local artists working in a variety of mediums. 

The Westholme Teashop + Gallery lives in what used to be an old dairy barn. The gallery displays co-owner Margit Nellemann's unique and eclectic ceramic creations. We are so thrilled to be sharing the Gallery space as we have in the past and love seeing all the creations on display!

Exhibition III is currently available for viewing between September 29th and October 17th during regular Teashop hours, featuring the works of weaver Francine McCabe.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Gallery. For those unable to visit us, please send us an e-mail to if you would like to view available pieces. We are able to ship at the end of each Exhibition.


Autumn in the Westholme Tea Garden

With return of the morning mists to the Westholme Valley, the harvest season for tea is slowing. The tea plants begin to prepare for winter they set buds, preparing for their annual show of flowers.

Westholme is the first commercial organic tea (the Camellia sinensis) grower in Canada.

The distinct character – terroir – of our organically grown tea is shaped by the environmental elements of Westholme, in the heart of BC's Cowichan Valley.

More than 10 years of seasonal cycles have developed our Westholme tea garden. Tea making innovation and old-world tradition come together in our collection of home-grown teas from the Cowichan Valley.

We have limited quantities of Heron's Wake, Quail's Plume and Maple Smoked Green.

Experience our 2021 Harvest.


Unique Imported Tea + Tisane Blends

Westholme offers a wide and ever expanding variety of artisanal, organic tea and tisane blends. All recipes for these blends are created by co-owner Margit Nellemann, and are carefully blended by hand in-house.

The teas we use in these blends are carefully sourced from small-scale organic tea farms and estates worldwide. Since Westholme's beginning, we have worked to build long-lasting and reliable relationships with professional tea connoisseurs, sourcers, and tea estates around the world. The pure teas we import are the finest we can find. These fine, flavourful teas are then blended with organic herbs, spices and zests to create something new.

We know it can be difficult to find pure and honest teas and tisanes. That is why we never use any synthetic or artificial flavourings in our teas. No 'natural' unmarked additives, colourants, perfumes or sweeteners will ever be found in any of our teas. We believe in creating recipes to showcase what nature has to offer.


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