After considerable market research, and analysis, our vision of creating the ideal tea store was turned into reality in November 2004. With business and administrative skills developed in other vocations, Winston’s Tea Company Ltd. was started by John and Judy Warren.
We saw a demand for society to return to the old fashioned principles of quality, service, and value, that are lacking in the movement towards big box retailers. After two years of building our business in the Nanaimo trade area we think our initial assessment and vision was correct.
We found that the demand for high quality natural products, that are not only enjoyable but have proven health benefits, are becoming more commonplace among all markets. This is especially true in the younger generation.
We saw the need to escape from the ever increasing pace of life; fueled by mega coffee corporations that thrive on today’s dash and go lifestyle. As an alternative tea is a more contemplative beverage and promotes a healthier way of life.
Our mission is to offer the consumer the highest quality teas and herbal infusions from around the world; along with an array of complementing accessories that contribute to the enjoyment of drinking tea. We continue to offer more organic products as they become available and insist on our suppliers following fair trade and labour practices.
Within our store, and on the internet, Winston’s offers our guests an educational shopping experience and we strive to become a leading supplier of premium and loose leaf tea.
Winston’s Tea Company Ltd. was purchased in January of 2015 by May Pan. May has continued to provide high quality teas and accessories, always with friendly service. She has made many updates to improve the business, and hopes that you will come in and see!