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JusTeam Canada Feature: Nicole Van Leeuwen

Nicole Van Leeuwen

Online Marketing Manager

Nicole is our online voice at JusTea, she’s the one behind all of our social media accounts! If you’ve chatted with us through Instagram or Facebook, you’ve likely been chatting with her. Along with managing our social media pages she also helps out with our photography and graphic design.

While Nicole works at JusTea she is also working towards getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration to pair with her Diploma in Marketing. When she’s not working or at school you can likely find her at a yoga class, cooking and baking or competing in a trivia league with her friends! Read on to learn more about Nicole and follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see more #JusTeamCanada features.

What is your favourite thing to do while drinking tea?

The best is having a cup of tea in the morning while I’m camping, a cup of tea outdoors just always tastes so good!

What’s your favourite Canadian delicacy; maple syrup or poutine?

Definitely maple syrup.

How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?

I actually think I could last a while, my family has a cabin that’s pretty secluded.  I think if we headed there we could at least last a few days unnoticed!

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

My Silver Lining by First Aid Kit. Or anything by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats just because I adore all their stuff and I feel like I constantly have it playing!

What’s a movie you can practically quote from start to finish?

Mean Girls.

What TV show are you watching right now?

I just finished the second season of Marvelous Mrs. Mazel – SO good! But I’m always re-watching some old favourites like The Office, New Girl, Brooklyn 99 and Parks and Rec.

What’s your favourite tea from JusTea? How do you take it?

It’s a tie between Purple Chocolate and African Chai. I like both straight up!

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

These days you’ll mostly find me doing yoga, studying, or competing in a trivia league with my friends!

JusTeam Canada Feature: Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp

Marketing Strategist

Adam is the most recent addition to our team; he joined the JusTeam back in July last year. He’s a Google & Amazon wiz and he handles all of our top-level strategizing to ensure that our products are seen online. Adam works closely with Nicole, our online marketing manager, to plan out monthly campaigns and strategies.

Adam actually comes from a coffee background, but he’s seen the light! He’s now hooked on our Fair Trade teas, especially Purple Chocolate. In his free time, you can find Adam dabbling in various hobbies such as screen printing and playing in a few bands. Read on to learn more about Adam and follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see more #JusTeamCanada features.

Adam Sharp JusTea

What is your favourite thing to do while drinking tea?
The best thing about tea is that there’s something for every occasion! I’ll typically have a green or black tea in the morning to give me that little boost (JusTea’s Nandi Hills Black is dynamite, and I can say that without bragging as an independent contractor!), and I’ll often read a book with that one to ease into the day. That’s my favourite cup of the day. Evening teas are also nice. Purple Rain is great for tiding me through some evening work. The tiniest little pick me up but not significant enough to affect my sleep.

What’s your favourite Canadian delicacy; maple syrup or poutine?
Maple syrup! I’m British and never fully got the poutine thing. Cheesy chips and gravy are the UK alternative, but the cheese is melted instead of curds. Wayyyyyyy better…

How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?
At 6’8”, I’d probably feed a family of zombies for a week, so I’m expecting not very long.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?
I wish I was cool enough to pull off Ride of the Valkyries or Eye of the Tiger or something. It’d probably be something like the Mr. Rogers Theme-tune though…

What’s a movie you can practically quote from start to finish?
There are three, all from my childhood. (I guess as adults we don’t tend to watch the same movie on repeat too much?) 1) Mighty Ducks: D2. 2) Dumb & Dumber. 3) Home Alone.

What TV show are you watching right now?
I try not to go down the TV show rabbit hole – I get fully addicted and lose hours of my life to the television. I’m more of a film person for that reason. There are a few that I get excited for though. Stranger Things. Big Mouth. Brooklyn 99.

What’s your favourite tea from JusTea? How do you take it?
Without a doubt, it’s Purple Chocolate. Best tea I’ve ever had! I take it black, although I bet it’d only get better with milk and sugar. Must try.

How do you spend your free time outside of work?
I’m a screen printer and I make a lot of music posters in my free time. Aside from that, snowboarding in the winter, cycling, swimming, photography, and I play in a couple of bands.

JusTeam Canada Feature: Grace Bain

Grace Bain

Mother to all staff – providing edible goodies

We refer to Grace as the mother to all staff because she’s always popping into the JusTea office to drop of delicious treats for us and lending a hand wherever it is needed. Grace is also our resident expert spoon wrapper! When we receive the tea spoons from the artisans in Kenya we wrap them with labels to prepare for packaging, and Grace is SO fast and precise! Seriously – none of us can compete! Though she still comes in monthly to help with spoon wrapping, these days her time is mostly spent being a Nana to her granddaughter Cleo (Paul and Sally’s daughter) so Paul and Sally can focus on their roles at JusTea.

Grace visited Kenya for the first time last year and she especially loved spending time in the Kitchen with Ruth (Our factory manager in Kenya Boaz’s mom) swapping recipes. Read on to learn more about Grace and follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see more #JusTeamCanada features.

Grace Bain JusTea

What is your favourite thing to do while drinking tea?

Reading a book 

What’s your favourite Canadian delicacy; maple syrup or poutine?

Definitely maple syrup

How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?

I can’t relate to this question. Is there a food shortage?

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

I believe in you!

What’s your favourite tea from JusTea? How do you take it?

Mount Kenya Black with a little milk and sugar. 

Do you have any funny stories from Kenya?

When Grayson and I were in Kenya last October, we brought some gifts for Boaz’s kids. Trevor loved learning all about Bey Blades. A game with special spinning toys played in a plastic square arena. Grayson kept challenging him until Trevor finally started winning. He was the only one in his class who had the game. So much excitement!

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

I like to knit socks and sweaters. Growing tomatoes and dahlia flowers and anything gardening is a high priority. And of course, being a Nana to Cleo!

JusTeam Canada: Russ Lafond

Russ Lafond

Doctor of Operations

Russ, the Doctor of Operations has been with JusTea from the beginning of the company’s inception. Being very passionate about his involvement in a start up, he helped and learned a great deal about building a sustainable and ethical business. He has travelled to Kenya twice while working with JusTea and looks forward to many more trips to come. On his most recent trip, he transported a scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast used to ferment and produce kombucha) with him to Kenya and taught Boaz how to make kombucha! Russ manages all product sourcing, production, international shipping logistics and helps with financial analysis. 

Read on to learn more about Russ and follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see more #JusTeamCanada features.

Russ Lafond JusTea

What is your favourite thing to do while drinking tea?

Cook a good breakfast

What’s your favourite Canadian delicacy; maple syrup or poutine?

Poutine

How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?

Depends if I manage to escape out of the city.

What’s a movie you can practically quote from start to finish?

The Big Lebowski

What TV show are you watching right now?

Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain

What’s your favourite tea from JusTea? How do you take it?

African Breakfast, just as is, sometimes with milk and sugar

Do you have any funny stories from Kenya?

Paul and I went to a restaurant on the outskirts of Nairobi and we were brave enough to try goat stomach sausage! It was so chewy (as you can see from the GIF of Paul below) and not very tasty at all!

When we were ordering in front of the grill, I asked the cook what the sausage was made of and he said: “Stomach”. I figured he meant the sausage casing was made of goat intestines, which is normal. So, I asked again and said: “No, what is the meat inside the sausage?” and he replied confidently: “Stomach, goat stomach!”.

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

Playing guitar, Yoga, Running, Home-brewing Kombucha, Beer and Wine

JusTeam Canada Feature: Sonia Monty

Sonia Monty

Account Manager

Sonia is a pre-law student majoring in psychology that is passionate about how the legal system and social, environmental and animal-related issues intersect.

After taking a sociology course on the history of agriculture, she was excited to join the JusTeam as it addressed many of the concerns highlighted throughout the course, and allowed her to put what she learned into practice! Sonia has greatly enjoyed learning about tea: the benefits of tea, how it is grown and processed, and how to analyze tea. She’s loves hearing the Bain’s stories from visiting Kenya, and tuning in to JusTea’s Instagram and Facebook pages for new stories about the JusTea Farmers. When she’s not studying or working you’ll likely find Sonia reading fantasy books, gardening or cooking with her grandmother over Skype!

Read on to learn more about Sonia and follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see more #JusTeamCanada features.

Who will win the battle for the throne in GOT?

Is anyone?

What is your favourite thing to do while drinking tea?

Read a fantasy novel.

What’s your favourite Canadian delicacy; maple syrup or poutine?

I can’t have dairy anymore, but boy do I miss poutine.

How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?

I’ve already got a well-stocked earthquake kit, so I think I’d do alright for supplies – provided I can keep my dog quiet. I don’t think she’d like the zombies too much either.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

“Same old” by Felivand.

What’s a movie you can practically quote from start to finish?

I can’t quote any movies from start to finish, but I can definitely quote the lines for every Seinfeld episode ever made. Elaine is my spirit animal.

What TV show are you watching right now?

The Good Life, I wasn’t sure about it initially, but stick to it – it’s surprisingly clever.

What’s your favourite tea from JusTea? How do you take it?

100% Purple Chocolate, just by itself – I can’t get enough of it!

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

read, study, go for long walks with friends, and take my dog through the trails, there’s no better way to relax than to immerse yourself in nature.

JusTeam Canada Feature: Grayson Bain

It seems like everywhere Grayson goes these days, people tell him they are looking for food that is natural, healthy and directly benefiting the farmer. So, he is proud to be the founding father of JusTea – who’s tea is all of those things! As Mzee (East African term for proud old man) he loves seeing how Paul (Tea Captain) and Russ (Doctor of Operations) have taken over the leadership of JusTea, in partnership with the Katah family of Kenya.

A day in the life for Grayson begins at 8 am. This Canadian Mzee wakes up and hops on his bike to go on a 15km uphill bicycle ride through the city to the JusTea office. During these daily bike rides to the office, Grayson dreams about his trips to Kenya and the magical 6 am sunrises on the tea farm in Nandi Hills filled with monkey chatter and bird song. Read on to learn more about Grayson and follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see more #JusTeamCanada features.

Grayson Bain JusTea

What is your favourite thing to do while drinking tea? 

Contemplate family, flowers, read a good book…

What’s your favourite Canadian delicacy? 

Nanaimo Bars!

If you had a theme song, what would it be? 

Here for a Good Time (not a long time)

What’s your favourite tea from JusTea? How do you take it?

Kenyan Black.  Straight and strong.

Do you have any funny (maybe not so funny…but) stories from Kenya? 

Davison, who owned 1 acre of tea said, It’s too bad we have not been taught about how to protect our topsoil from erosion on these steep slopes, around the bushes.  See? It is flowing down into that stream, and then that joins the start of the Nile. And our soil goes all the way down the Nile.  The Egyptian should be thanking us.

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

Riding around (on my bike) or taking Cleo (Paul’s and Sally’s daughter) to the park.

 

JusTeam Canada Feature: Sally Bain

Sally Bain

Order Fulfillment

Sally is involved in many aspects of JusTea, from packaging design and spoon wrapping to chatting with you at tea festivals! These days you’ll find her in our office sipping on Peppermint Detox while she fulfills your orders. If you’ve ordered from JusTea you’ve likely received a hand-written thank you note from her!

When JusTea was getting started, Sally helped design some of JusTea’s packaging and branding elements, including our beautiful logo and triangle boxes. She loves visiting Kenya and has visited twice, in 2014 and 2015. She especially loves the delicious Kenyan Chapatis (a soft, layered bread). If Paul goes on a trip to Kenya without her, she always asks him to bring her one home. It may be a little stale after that 20+ hour flight but she says it’s still amazing! Anyone know a place in Vancouver to get Sally some authentic Kenyan Chapatis on the reg!?

Read on to learn more about Sally and follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see more #JusTeamCanada features.

Sally Bain JusTea

Who will win the battle for the throne in GOT?

I’m rooting for Khaleesi

What is your favourite thing to do while drinking tea?

Fulfill orders 🙂 or read a book

What’s your favourite Canadian delicacy; maple syrup or poutine?

Definitely maple syrup

How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?

I think Russ would last a long time so I would stick with him. Otherwise, I’d become a zombie right away.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Baby Shark. Just kidding, I have it stuck in my head though and now you do too.

What’s a movie you can practically quote from start to finish?

Romeo and Juliet, the one with Leonardo DiCaprio, came out when I was a teenager and I have no doubt I can quote the whole thing.

What TV show are you watching right now?

Broad City

What’s your favourite tea from JusTea? How do you take it?

African Chai with almond milk and maple syrup or Peppermint Detox straight up.

Do you have any funny stories from Kenya?

Paul and I would sometimes jog in the mornings in Nandi Hills but we were always kind of embarrassed by the dozens of kids chasing us. I think it made us run faster. Also, one of the dogs at the tea farm had puppies and they were super cute but they gave me fleas, which I could not get rid of. I was just minding my business while these fleas had their way with me for about 2 weeks and they didn’t bother anybody else!?! Except for the dog presumably.

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

Being a mom to Cleo!! Does that count as free time?

JusTeam Canada Feature: Paul Bain

Paul Bain 

Tea Captain

Paul has travelled from Vancouver to Nandi Hills every year for the past 7 years. Kenya is the country he has spent the most time in besides Canada, and in many ways, it feels like home to him. Paul is energized by working directly with small-scale farmers in Kenya, living with them on the tea gardens and processing tea together. He is passionate about connecting you back to the farmer who made your cup of tea possible… like Boaz, Jamilla and Emmanuel. Paul manages JusTea’s sales, marketing, and product development. If you have any questions about tea, He’s your go-to, he has taken many courses in tea and is a professional tea taster. Read on to learn more about Paul and follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see more #JusTeamCanada features.

Tea Captain Paul Bain

Who will win the battle for the throne in Game of Thrones? 

The Night King

What is your favourite thing to do while drinking tea?

Sitting on the couch with my wife Sally, watching logs in the fireplace sizzle and crackle.

What’s your favourite Canadian delicacy; maple syrup or poutine? 

Maple syrup!

How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?

1 day … if on land. We all just need to get on a boat and sail to an island. Zombies can’t swim, right?

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Any instrumental old-school Hawaiian song with a slide guitar. Such as Nani Wolfgramm. I love that music.

What’s a movie you can practically quote from start to finish?

Lion King

What TV show are you watching right now?

Survivor… season 38!

What’s your favourite tea from JusTea? How do you take it?

Kenya White Rhino… limited release coming soon ? stay tuned!

Do you have any funny stories from Kenya? 

Many! One of my faves is when we were having dinner with Boaz, Jamilla and their son Trevor (who was 3 years old at the time). We were eating our meal and asking Trevor what colour different things in the room were. What colour is the table… brown.  What colour is the salad… green. Then Boaz asked Trevor what colour I was… PEACH! hahaha

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

Planting things in the garden with my 2-year-old daughter Cleo, playing soccer with my friends, or listening to podcasts/audiobooks.

My Love Affair with Purple Tea

Jordan Bruce is a registered holistic nutritionist, DNA practitioner and live blood analyst in Vancouver, BC. She loves to advocate for a more sustainable lifestyle by supporting local, eating plant-based and drinking JusTea. On days off you’ll find her hiking in the forest with her pup Zoey or eating dark chocolate in the bath.

I love tea so much, especially during Vancouver’s cold, wet, Fall season. There’s a process when making loose leaf tea that evokes emotion, I feel relaxed, happy and stress-free. It’s become a daily ritual for me in the afternoon and evening hours. I savour each sip knowing that so much work has gone into making this delicious and healthy beverage. I also invite people over or meet at cafes for tea. It brings people together, there’s a social aspect. For years, I drank coffee, but it took a toll on my body. As a previous shift worker living a high-stress life, coffee was putting me into fight or flight mode, negatively impacting my blood sugar levels and energy. Now, as a registered holistic nutritionist, I know that for my body to thrive, let alone function properly, I need to be in rest or digest. This is how my love affair with tea began.

One of my favourite local tea companies, JusTea, has over 15 teas and tisanes (herbal tea) in their line. Today, I’m thrilled to discuss purple tea, which has very little caffeine. As I mentioned previously, I did shift work for 10 years and relied on coffee to stay awake at night. My body was stressed and constantly in fight or flight, which led to adrenal fatigue (often referred to as hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction). This experience made me very conscious of my caffeine intake to help keep my energy up and blood sugar levels stable.

What is Purple Tea

What is Purple Tea

Did you know all tea comes from camellia sinensis? It’s true; black, green and oolong tea are all from the same plant. Purple tea comes from a unique cultivar of the Camellia Sinensis that is grown on Mount Kenya at high elevations picked by the local farmers. It has been found that purple tea has special properties as it’s highly resistant to pests, disease, frost, draught which makes it high yielding. Being a farmer is challenging because you rely on the environment for your crop. You depend on your crop financially to survive and because of climate change, the weather is unpredictable. The unique properties of purple tea make it an exciting prospect for small-scale farmers that rely on their environment.

I’m sure you’re curious what the benefits of drinking purple tea are? Sure, the tea may be trendy because of its vibrant colour, but there’s more to it. Purple tea has half the caffeine as green tea and more antioxidant activity! It has that rare, beautiful, vibrant colour due to anthocyanins, a water-soluble pigment found in leaves, flowers, fruit and vegetables that are blue, purple or red. The same compounds that are in blueberries, raspberries and purple cabbage! The colour expressed varies depending on the plant’s pH level. Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid (sub-category of polyphenols), which are basically phytonutrients with antioxidant effects. This type of polyphenol is advantageous over others due to how easily absorbed it is in the body. We can thank the positive charge they carry for that! (Bagchi,Roy, Patel, & He, 2006). The 6 major types of anthocyanins are Cyanidin, Peonidin, Petunidin, Pelargonidin, Delphinidin and Malvidin. Malvidin is the highest anthocyanin in purple tea. Malvidin antioxidants have multiple benefits on the body such as lowering inflammation, increasing white blood cells, preventing cancer and aiding weight loss.

What is Purple Tea

High in Antioxidants and Lowers Inflammation

 Why do we want to consume liquids and food high in antioxidants? For the body to work physiologically we need a balance between antioxidants and free radicals. In case you aren’t sure what a free radical is, it’s basically a molecular species with an unpaired electron, often unstable and highly reactive. The body creates free radical stress on its own when we exercise and during daily metabolic functions so if we aren’t consuming an external source, such as berries or purple leaf tea, high in antioxidants to combat our endogenous systems (internally), we aren’t going to thrive. Externally, we are also exposed to cigarette smoke, environmental pollution, radiation, drugs, pesticides, industrial solvents and the ozone. If antioxidants and free radicals aren’t balanced this leads to oxidative stress that negatively impacts lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and even our DNA. This may lead to several different types of illnesses. This is so powerful because research shows that food is medicine, just like Hippocrates suggested.

What is Purple Tea

Studies confirm oxidative stress contributes to inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, lupus, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. If we have oxidative stress then there will be a decrease in our body’s antioxidant, glutathione. Tea anthocyanins increase glutathione, an antioxidant the body makes, which provides protection to cell against harmful agents (referred to as a cytoprotective effect). Tea catechins, a type of compound abundant in tea, and anthocyanins also improve the integrity of cell membranes, organelle and DNA.

Increases White Blood Cells and Prevent Cancer

Research suggests that consuming purple tea stimulates the immune system by creating more lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell (WBC). Having an adequate WBC count is beneficial because they protect you from foreign invaders by destroying infectious agents and cancer cells.

“Anthocyanins played a significant role in conventional treatments such as preventive agents against different forms of cancers, cardiovascular disorders and anti-inflammatory diseases. Anthocyanins have been shown to suppress or block cancer progression by a variety of mechanisms by acting as anti-proliferative agents and as antioxidants” (Lee et al. 2009).

What is Purple Tea

Specific to colon cancer, anti-proliferation and the ability to make tumour cells more sensitive to radiation therapy has been documented. The study examined the antioxidant activity using purple tea shoots! Purple tea has more antioxidant activity when compared to green tea because of the anthocyanins and other chemical properties, such as the number of hydroxyl groups. If you love chemistry, feel free to explore that further.

Supports Weight Loss and Muscle Mass Connection

 Weight loss is not a focus of my practice because I believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle and mind, eating as many whole foods as possible while supporting any imbalances that are present. However, most of the time weight loss happens when we are moving and eating lots of whole foods.  Body positivity, a healthy relationship with food and decreased stress levels are key to being happy. I’m sure we’ve all heard that saying “You are what you think.” I do acknowledge, however, that some people may be interested in losing weight if it’s impacting their health negatively. Studies have shown that by consuming purple tea over a 4 week time period that body mass index, body weight, body fat mass, abdominal fat, body fat radio, and upper arm fat were reduced prior to ingestion. More importantly, this led to lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, often measured by doctors to access health. For the athletes out there, purple tea positively impacts your muscle ratio, which could lead to improved overall performance.

What is Purple Tea

Specific to colon cancer, anti-proliferation and the ability to make tumour cells more sensitive to radiation therapy has been documented. The study examined the antioxidant activity using purple tea shoots! Purple tea has more antioxidant activity when compared to green tea because of the anthocyanins and other chemical properties, such as the number of hydroxyl groups. If you love chemistry, feel free to explore that further.

Why JusTea?

 Personally, I love that they work directly with the farmers in Kenya. There’s a picture of one of the farmers they work with on each tin you buy, adding to that a sense of community which shows their strong relationships with their small-scale, fair trade farmers. Each tin also comes with a handmade Kenyan spoon that supports their local community. JusTea is an expert with respect to quality and taste, which I saw first hand at a tea tasting event they hosted in September. My favourites are the Mint Purple Tea and the Purple Chocolate tea made from cacao shells courtesy of East Van Roasters.

Tip: optimal brewing time for purple tea is 3 minutes. Well, I’m off to drink antioxidant rich purple tea, I predict this will be the food trend of 2019!

Connect with me on BrucesRoots.com, Facebook and  Instagram.

—Jordan Bruce, RHN

What is Purple Tea

Your Questions Answered

We recently ran a survey and received so many great questions and comments from you, so we thought we would publish our responses. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our survey, we love getting your feedback and our team is keeping all of your comments in mind as we move into the new year.

Can Canadians buy from Amazon.ca?

Absolutely! We launched our Amazon.ca store in May of this year and most of the products we offer on the site are also available there.

Could the free shipping minimum on JusTea.com be lower?

We wish! It is expensive to ship parcels so that is why the free shipping is $50 in the USA and Canada. This is one of the reasons why we also offer some of our products on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca; so that Prime members get free 2-day shipping. Alternatively, if you live in Vancouver, select Local Pick-up during check-out on Justea.com and come by JusTea’s office to pick up your order and pay $0 shipping charges 🙂

Will you ever make a vanilla rooibos tea?

We love that idea! We will add it to our experimental blend list. All of our teas contain 100% Kenyan ingredients or as many ingredients as we can source from Kenya. Rooibos only grows in South Africa so we would have to test out a Vanilla Rooibos with Lemongrass or another herb that grows in Kenya to make this work for JusTea.

Can I purchase tea at your office in Vancouver?

Yes! As mentioned above, you can purchase tea online and then select Local Pick-up in the checkout options (no shipping charges!). You will receive an email when your order is ready to pick-up. We prefer if you place your order online with this method ahead of time so that we can ensure we have the product in stock for you when you arrive.

Why aren’t your refill pouches recyclable?

We are working on this and expect to launch full biodegradable refill pouches in 2019. The reason we haven’t yet is that our teas need a ‘barrier’ to hold in the flavour and freshness (especially our Kenyan Earl Grey’s organic bergamot oil), so up until now that meant a foil-lined bag. We believe we have found a solution and we will notify you when we launch! Sign up to the mailing list in the footer of the site if you’d like to be kept in the loop about this and other updates.

We want great videos about the staff!

You’re in luck! We already run a weekly live video series every Sunday called #LiveFromKenya with our JusTea farmers. You can tune in live at 8:30 pm PST if you’d like to chat with any of our farmers. This series can be found on our Facebook feed and our website blog.

We also recently made this video where our Vancouver-based Tea Captain, Paul, talks about our Fair Trade purple tea and our mission to bring it to North America.

We love chatting with you! If you have any unanswered questions for us please leave a comment below or email us at info@justea.com.