About the TEALEAVES x UBC Botanical Garden Collaboration

As craftspeople, TEALEAVES’ tea blenders are always in search of inspiration to improve the teas that we create and the experiences that surround them. We’ve learned from color, aroma, and taste experts to craft the perfect palate—and have now reached out to experts and friends at the UBC Botanical Garden to learn more about plants beyond their edible, aromatic, and medicinal properties—delving deep into the realm of plant-inspired biomimicry and biophilic design.

With this knowledge, it is our hope to generate awareness for and curb future decisions that may harmfully impact our environment, our planet, our well-being. This is TEALEAVES’ first steps for what’s to come—and we documented the journey to share with you, with the belief that the best condiment to any cup of tea is wisdom to share and a great story to tell.

It is our hope to inspire creativity and connections through the art of blending to create a positive impact in the world. Our unified goal is to share our mutual love for plants and botanicals by celebrating biomimicry and biophilia as a lens to attract newfound interest in the plants that we see every day or at botanical gardens, and may take for granted.


Est. 1994, TEALEAVES is one of the very few tea blenders in the world, known for crafting the highest quality teas in small batches by hand. We strive for perfection. What drives us? Our never-ending quest to make the perfect cup of tea.

With the philosophy of inspiring creativity and connections through the art of blending, TEALEAVES has gripped the hearts and minds of five-star hotels and Michelin Star chefs, worldwide, as their tea brand of choice for over two decades.

We keep only 1% of the tea leaves presented to us from the world’s highest grade gardens to ensure that we stay your cup of tea from generation to generation, whether in a five-star environment or in the luxury of your own home.

ABOUT UBC Botanical Garden

UBC Botanical Garden is Canada’s oldest university botanic garden, established in 1916 under the directorship of John Davidson, British Columbia’s first provincial botanist.

The original mission of the garden was research into the native flora of British Columbia. Over the past 100 years, the mission of UBC Botanical Garden has broadened to include education, research, conservation, community outreach, and public display of temperate plants from around the world.