Monday, November 1, 2010

we have changed

all things change and we have now evolved fully into teafarm.

you can now find us at our new website...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


when the CBC mini suv pulled in to the drive way and we met with Khalil Akhtar, who has a national food show called The Main Ingredient, we thought this tea thing is getting fun.
we love sharing what we are doing and did so with Khalil for the Victoria based CBC radio show On The Island.

check out the podcast...

Friday, July 23, 2010

taste of tea

We are in the wonderful transition of creating teafarm out of artfarm and our new website will soon expand and grow as all things do on the farm.




July 11, 2010 Teas of India
Black, Green and White

July 18, 2010 Lavender in Tea
Persia (black), Cowichan Caravan (black), Surprise

July 25, 2010 Iced Tea
Black, Green, Herbal

August 1, 2010 Oolong Teas

August 8, 2010 The Colours of Tea
Black, Green, White

August 15, 2010 Chai
Black, Mate & Rooibos

August 22, 2010 Darjeelings
Selimbong, Singbulli, Seeyok

August 29, 2010 Green Teas of China
Gunpowder, Lincang Maofeng, Jasmine

Sundays 10 am – 5:00 pm Sample a minimum of three different fair trade and organic teas. Price per person is $ 5.00 Call ahead to reserve.

TEA PARTIES Teafarm will happily host your next tea party. We offer an eclectic, comfortable & tasty experience with a superb choice of teas. Six person minimum. Call to book your party. ~

Our summer hours are Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Monday, July 12, 2010

tractor kiss

a wise man once said... "any day on a tractor is a good day".

i agree.
i recently had the pleasure of a very good day of tilling the lower field on the farm.

thanks to monsieur wise guy frederic, a good friend and good neighbour who has a magical vineyard around the corner on mays road called saison for sharing the day.

. . . do what you love.
. . . love what you do.

Monday, June 14, 2010

tea is in

after much planning, digging, sweat and smiles... the tea is finally in the ground. the picture is of the process mid stage and we will update soon with a another visual of the nice and tidy.

the plants are happy and growing... and so are we!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

no place like it

this is the cowichan valley.

there aint no place like it. for a giggle and a shout out to family back east... check out this little bit of visual mind candy...

cowichan on youtube

Friday, May 14, 2010

taste of the market

here is the big picture.
we are at the duncan farmers market on ingram street near the city hall square from 9am to 2pm on saturdays.

we are also at the bowen rd nanaimo farmers market at beban park from 4pm to 6:30pm on wednesdays.

the teas below are the blends we feature at the markets. see us at the farm for a greater selection of fair trade and organic teas.

darjeeling, earl grey, ceylon, lavender
A beautifully aromatic black tea with floral tones of lavender

assam, earl grey, rose petals, lavender
Flavourful, smooth black tea perfectly scented with rose, lavender and a hint of bergamot

assam, ceylon, yunnan cinnamon, ginger, orange peel, calendula
A delightfully spicy blend of classic black teas. Goes well with milk or soy.

assam, ceylon, keemun, oolong, lapsang, lavender
Invigorating, rich and perfectly smokey. A great tea for drinking and cooking.

earl grey, lavender
A classic earl grey with a touch of lavender

peppermint, gunpowder
A classic mix of green gunpowder and peppermint.

peppermint, gunpowder, stevia, orange peel
A refreshing combination of peppermint and green gunpowder,
slightly sweetened with stevia and orange. A great iced tea.

peppermint, lemongrass, licorice root, calendula
A soothing, refreshing and naturally sweet cup of herbal goodness. Caffeine free.

stinging nettle, peppermint
An earthy, comforting and healthful herbal tea. Caffeine free.

chamomile, lavender
A gentle herbal blend with wonderfully soothing and
calming properties. Caffeine free.