MADE BY HAND, STEEPED IN NATURE
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
WELCOME TO WESTHOLME TEA COMPANY
Teashop + Gallery Hours
OPEN FOR RETAIL
WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY 11AM-4PM
Our Online Shop is Always Open
BOOK A TEA EXPERIENCE...
BOOK TIME IN THE TEA GARDEN
We invite you to visit Westholme to learn about Tea from our terraced slopes of Camellia sinensis. Tours + Tastings are a memorable, unique and connective experience of becoming steeped in nature as our Tea Maker guides guests up the slopes at Westholme. Our Tea Tasting Workshops bring is all back to basics - an opportunity to learn lessons of the leaf. Our Sip + Shops are a fun way to spend a summer evening for casual tea.
TEA OF THE MONTH
Kukicha is a traditional Japanese tea, made from parts of the tea plant not commonly utilized in teas and tea blends: twigs, stalks and stems. The twig and stem of the tea plant contains about 1/3 the amount of caffeine of a typical cup of tea, however still contains many nutrients and health benefits leaf teas are prized for.
Teashop + Gallery Open
Over the years, Westholme has been continuously re-imagined and re-arranged...from dairy barn to Teashop + Gallery and everything inbetween.
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 explore our diverse offerings. We aim to make excellent tea experiences more accessible, everyday. We provide a way to bring the experience of the Tearoom to your own homes, backyards, and even the backcountry through our curated giftsets, teaware, ceramics, books, and of course our teas + tisanes.
Canadian Grown Tea
Westholme is the first commercial organic grower of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) 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.
Twelve years of seasonal cycles have developed our Westholme Tea Garden. Tea making innovation and old-world traditions come together in our collection of home-grown teas from the Cowichan Valley.
The tea plants are slowly settling into their autumn flowering phase.
We are thrilled to be welcoming guests to the Tea Garden for our 2023 Tour Season, between May - September. All tours must be pre-booked. Read all the details here.
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 and carefully hand blended in-house.
The teas we use in these blends are carefully sourced from small-scale organic tea growers. Since Westholme's beginning, we have worked to build long-lasting and reliable relationships with professional tea connoisseurs, sourcers, and tea estates. 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. Read more about what we mean when we say 'pure' here.