I love both waking up and winding down with a warm cup of tea. It’s not only comfort in a cup, but it can also give a boost, promote relaxation, or offer nourishment – all depending on what’s in it. When it comes to what you steep, consider everything that is in your cup. Choose to sip what is good for your body and for the planet (it’s no surprise that the two are correlated).

Lemon Lily Natural & Organic Loose Leaf Tea When steeping your favourite teas, the last thing on your mind should be the harmful chemicals soaking in your cup. Lemon Lily only uses the finest natural and certified organic tea and ingredients to provide you with fresh, healthy and delicious teas.

Matcha Ninja It is said that one cup of matcha offers the nutritional value of up to 10 cups of green tea! But beware of low quality matcha which may still be loaded with pesticides, heavy metals. This is 100% raw, organic premium matcha with no fillers, and no bitter taste.

Traditional Medicinals A hot tea can offer much more than comfort. These medicinal teas can benefit healing and provide relief with their high quality herbs.

Ritual by David Newton David Newton, a Toronto-based Fitness and Wellness Careerist, created a pair of functional organic teas to support and optimize physical and mental health in collaboration with Lemon Lily. “Ritual: Up” and “Ritual: Down” are intended to support new holistic habits and healthful rituals, while replacing artificial energy enhancers and relaxers with something entirely natural, organic, fairly-traded, and of course, effective.

Buddha Teas  Known for their hgh-quality single-herb teas, and some excellent blends as well. Treat yourself to uncommon, hard-to-find herbal teas for a new tea experience.

Organic India Prevention Wellness Teas Functional and probiotic tulsi teas for digestion, energy, and immunity, featuring clinically researched organic ingredients. This researched probiotic strain survives 10x more effectively than probiotics from yogurt, outlasting the hot tea brewing process so that it can be absorbed to fortify your health.

Seabuckthorn Wellness Matcha This caffeine-free tea is made from seabuckthorn leaves, organically grown on the Canadian Prairie. It is non-GMO, vegan, wild crafted and organic, gluten-free, soy free, dairy free, nut free, and cruelty free. This unique matcha is great for strengthening the immune system, increasing energy, and promotes clear, radiant skin.

Turmeric Teas This Toronto-based tea company specializes in organic loose leaf tea with turmeric root, a powerful spice with many preventative and healing properties. They proudly support Food Banks of Canada and make a donation from every tea purchase!

Foggy River Farm Herbal Tea Located an hour north-east of Toronto, Foggy River Farm is an ecologically-minded homestead that is committed to restoring the connection between people and the ecosystems they inhabit. Their beautiful Farm-To-Cup herbal teas are grown or ethically wildcrafted on their farm, hand-picked at peak potency, and carefully blended to reveal the unique qualities of each herb.

Tea Drops Tea Sprinkles Tea Sprinkles are unsweetened, functional, organic tea powders. These mood teas comprised of finely ground, nutrient herbs & teas dissolve in your cup of hot water and come in unique blends to fuel your body and mind.

Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea This tea steeps and tastes similar to green or herbal teas, but is made from organic arabica coffee leaves! While coffee can only be harvested three months a year, these leaves can harvested year-round, providing full time employment for the farmers. Wize Monkey teas have 20% more antioxidants than green tea, and less caffeine.

The Tea Spot This lovely organic, handcrafted whole leaf teas is from a Colorado-based Certified B Corp, woman-owned and operated philanthropic business! Bonus, they give 10% of all sales as in–kind donations to cancer wellness and community programs.

Numi Tea Our favourite bagged tea makes their sachets from natural, biodegradable filter-paper (as a bonus, they only use organic teas, and their packaging is recyclable and made from 85% post-consumer waste, and printed on soy-based inks).

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Matcha Organic, ceremonial grade matcha with 1 gram of dual extracted and (brain-friendly) organic Lion’s Mane mushroom per serving. You can make it hot, cold or even mix it in your ice cream.

Boreal Wildcraft’s The Wall Bagged tea is convenient for on the go, but if you’re enjoying at home or the office, skip the bags and use this beautiful hand blown glass infuser that is handmade from 100% borosilicate glass. It comes in right and left handed mugs, and is safe to put directly onto the stove so you don’t need to use a tea pot!

Urban Tea Tumbler Constructed of borosilicate glass, brushed stainless steel, and accented with cork, this 16oz tumbler has a clean design and is safe to sip from. It is free from lead, cadmium, and BPA, and there are lids at both ends for easy hand washing.

Hugo Didier Céramiste You’ll often find this mug with a warm drink on Lisa’s desk when you visit the office! She loves her “Not Made in China” mug, handcrafted in Montreal by kind people doing good business.

Lunitouti Reusable Tea Bags Most disposable tea bags are manufactured using paper that’s been bleached with chlorine, and then sealed with thermoplastic and coated in epichlorohydrin and dioxin to strengthen the paper. When steeped in water, it has carcinogenic effects. Instead, opt for loose leaf teas in something clean and reusable, like these, handmade with organic cotton and hemp in Montreal.