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.