Grayson Bain JusTea

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.