The Story of Tea Hugger
C.S. Lewis would have felt at home on Vancouver Island when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." It's no wonder that a thriving tea community has sprung up to accompany what has always been a literary part of the world.
- Chai Spiced Caramel Popcorn (Tout De Sweet Confections)
- Clover Honey (Babe's Honey Farm)
- Cranberry Almond Biscotti (Melinda's Biscotti)
- Keemun Black Tea (Anteeo Tea)
- Lemon Blueberry Biscotti (Melinda's Biscotti)
- Cool Mint Chocolate Bar (Denman Island Chocolate)
- Philosopher's Brew (Silk Road)
Silk Road Tea
It all started in Victoria’s historic Chinatown, with a passion for premium quality ingredients, exceptional customer service, an eco-friendly approach, and a commitment to community – values which continue to be just as important to Silk Road today as they were when they started.
Denman Island Chocolate
Denman Island Chocolate was created by Daniel and Ruth Terry. Long interested in the organic food movement, the Terrys left the big city for Denman Island in 1994, looking for a more rural lifestyle in which to bring up their two sons.
Babe's Honey Farm
Babe's Honey Farm was founded in 1945 by Babe & Charlie Warren with a small loan from a credit union and single beehive Charlie found in the forest. They spent their lives building Western Canada's favorite bee farm, which is now employee-owned.
Founded in Victoria, BC, Anteeo Tea Company provides specialty teas to various retailers across the region. Their name, ANTEEO, is Latin for: To Excel, Precede and Anticipate, and it represents their approach to all aspects of their business.
Tout de Sweet Confections
Tout de Sweet Confections is a small-batch Canadian artisan candy company that specializes in making fresh confectionery sweets that are all-natural, organic, corn syrup-free, nut-free and gluten-free (the kitchen and ingredients are 100% nut-free and gluten-free!).
It was eight years ago when Melinda made her first biscotti for her family. She really didn't know where this journey would lead her. When she brought some snacks to work everyone thought it was so good that she should bring it to coffee shops in Victoria, B.C. The rest, as they say, is history.