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.
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!