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Canada’s First Tea!

September 02, 2014


The people of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island (British Columbia), Canada, are eagerly awaiting the first harvest of their country’s only tea plantation. 200 tea plants were established 4 years ago, and this spring should bring about the very first plucking season. If successful, it will be Canada’s first home-grown tea, possibly igniting an already-growing tea culture to mirror that of the United States. What’s the difference between tea grown in Canada and tea grown in the U.S.? Well, for starters, the climate is completely different. The harsh northern temperature fluctuations are actually hard on the plants themselves. Because of the weather extremes and different soil types, the flavor of the tea will be quite unique.

The farm welcomes visitors, so make a note to stop by the next time you are in the B.C. area!

Find out more about the newest tea farm here!

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