THE TEALISH STORY BEGINS IN 2004...
When we discovered how unbelievably delicious and healthy premium loose leaf tea was! We were 25 years old, loved cooking, travelling, health and wellness, and had both just graduated from university. The world was at our feet and we both knew one thing - we wanted to sign up for entrepreneurship and all it entailed. The vision for tealish came when we realized there were no retail experiences that presented tea in a fun, fresh and modern way. There would be tea lattes, tea smoothies, freshly shaken iced teas, and over a hundred gourmet loose leaf teas to choose from!
We opened our first store on a little sidestreet in the Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto in 2005.
The idea caught on immediately and we were off to the races! After 5 years we moved onto the main street and stayed there until 2015. By this time, retail tea had taken off in Canada and there was a lot of variety and excitement in the tea industry. We decided to branch off of our retail concept, and created a variety of tea product lines to offer the wholesale gift and grocery market, so tealish could be found all over Canada!
In 2015, shortly after the birth of our second child, we moved our store yet again! This time to the family friendly and eclectic Roncesvalles neighbourhood of Toronto. It is where our Flagship boutique currently resides and also serves as the creative hub and head office of Tealish.
With the launch of our new and improved website, creation of multiple new product lines, and a new brand mission in mind, we are pleased to present you with Tealish 2.0!We have been working on this concept for some time and are so excited to share our vision and journey ahead with you. Steeped in wellness, our teas and complementary product lines are meant to help and inspire your journey to finding your best self.