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About Us

Spellbinding, Hand-Blended Tea. Delivered Right to Your Door!

The Valley Alchemist is hand-blending loose leaf tea in The Blue Mountains, Ontario. Founded on the principle that tea is one of civilization’s greatest gifts, we’re proud to be building a tea company which takes our social and environmental responsibilities seriously.

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Rainforest Alliance SealOur tea leaves and flower petals are Rainforest Alliance Certified. The Rainforest Alliance, while not necessarily organic, audits organizations for all three pillars of sustainability - social, economic, and environmental. In addition to being aligned with our ethos, the flavour and quality of the ingredients we source is undeniable.

We believe you should have your tea and drink it too.

The packaging we use is minimal or reusable, and one of the things we love about loose leaf tea is that there are no micro-plastic tea bags headed to the landfill - just rinse your infuser and steep again! If you prefer the convenience of bagged tea, we have 100% compostable and biodegradable infuser bags, which can go straight in your backyard compost or municipal green bin.

When we look to the future, what excites us most is adding locally grown ingredients to our teas, and growing The Alchemist's Tea Crate so we can introduce you to all of our favourite teas through a fun and easy monthly delivery right to your door.

Each batch of tea we blend is cupped and tasted to ensure quality and consistency before we pack and sell it. 

Nothing makes us happier than hearing people say they like our tea so much, they are no longer drinking anything else. We’re proud of our product line, and hope you enjoy drinking our tea as much as we enjoy making it for you.

Please browse our collection of loose leaf tea blends, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Hi, I’m Shannon. I love tea, and am always searching for blends I want to cozy down with.

When I moved to rural Ontario - and away from my favourite tea shop - in 2011, I found it difficult to find tea I was excited about drinking.

In the winter of 2016, pregnant with a 1-year-old toddling around, I was knocked down with cold after flu after sinus infection. Unable to take any medication for symptom relief, I was desperate for a soothing lemon ginger tea [with honey!] and the grocery store bags just weren’t cutting the mustard. I started experimenting with ingredients and eventually came up with my first tea blend, The Remedy - which is the same recipe we use today! Green Lemon Ginger was the second blend born, bringing together the super-high antioxidant benefits of green tea, with the soothing flavours of my new favourite herbal potion. 

Once I started, I couldn’t stop mixing and matching ingredients to come up with unique new teas to share with my tea-loving friends. And so, The Valley Alchemist was finally launched in 2017 with a modest line of 6 of our own blends, and the vision to create an online tea shop which supports other female and family-owned businesses, while making it fun and easy for you to have delicious teas shipped directly to your door.

Thank you for visiting our corner of the internet. We hope to share a great cup of tea with you soon!

🖤Shannon