The Sava Region in Madagascar is home to a dense rainforest where thousands of smallholder farmers cultivate and care for their vanilla orchids in the wet & wild jungle.
To obtain green vanilla beans they must pollinate the vanilla flower by hand, this orchid only opens for one day a year and ideally before noon on that day.
Once the beans are mature, they are picked, then blanched, steamed, and dried/cured for a minimum of six months. The long curing process develops the rich bourbon notes that define these regions vanilla beans.
Madagascar’s Bourbon Vanilla is considered the world’s best vanilla with its deep rich flavour, creamy texture and near liquor-like bourbon aroma.
We have long been using this vanilla in many of our tea blends for over a decade and are now offering it here for vanilla loving customers to try for themselves.
What People say about us
" I was in a pinch trying to look for a tea tasting set, they were very accommodating and helped me ship out a set right away! Received it in 2 days! Very friendly and very fast service, some lovely samples were given to me too! A+ all around, can’t wait to try out their teas! 🙂 "
" This is the best tea I have ever had. The variety they offer is great, and once you find your favorites you will be hooked. The tea is strong and so flavorful. My extended family are now ordering from Denman Island Tea as well, we all love it! "
" I read about The Denman Tea folks in a blog where the author listed her top 10 Chai blends; carefully articulating all of them… I assumed all the businesses were in the USA (let alone a small Island in Canada on the opposite coast). I tried 3 of them including Denman. Denman was easily the best in my opinion. Good thing I ordered the Red Rooibos as well as it was equally impressive. Only issue was the time it took to reach me in NYC. Maybe 25 days or so. Guess I better order more now before I run out! "
" Best Iced Tea I’ve ever had” – said my daughter!!! 🙂 SO good we went back and got another on the way back from Hornby!!! 🙂 Loved the waffles too! YUM!!!! Perfect snack/treat waiting for the ferry! "
" Best tea ever! The cream earl Grey and London fog latte loose leaves are absolutely delicious. It?s always a highlight of my morning 🙂 "
" I have been searching for a reliable tea supplier for decades and can now say with all confidence that the Denman Island Tea Company is the best! All my orders have been shipped in a timely manner and the product is always of the best quality. The owner and staff are true pros and passionate about tea. The best part of my day is when I sit down to my pot of Denman Island Tea! "
" Amazing tea. Much better than David’s tea! Ginger Fresh is my favourite. It has the right amount of burst of sweetness to balance the zest from ginger. Also, My mom loves Chamomile tea.She was amazed at the quality compared to the ones sold at the regular stores. "
" Great little stop for a quick bite. Really cosy place. "
" I’ve been ordering amazing tea from The Denman Island Tea Company for several years now. (Sorry for taking to long to finally write a review!) I’ve traveled to almost 30 countries all around the world and try Chai lattes wherever I go, but still my favourite is the Tipus Chai Latte that I buy from The Denman Island Tea Company! Their London Fog Latte Blend is my next favourite tea. Besides tasting incredibly delicious, the quality of their teas AND their service are both top-notch. With confidence I recommend this company and their amazing teas, believing that they will not disappoint! (Warning: you might get hooked though! 😉 ) "
" I order online from them and always get great teas! When I worked in a local cafe, they were our first choice for high quality loose teas and matcha! Highly recommended. "
" I?ve actually never been to the physical store but have had outstanding interactions with the website and the store personnel when I had to call. Those are all good reasons to shop them but for me, it?s absolutely all about the tea: Fukamushi Pear. I?m not a big tea drinker, never been. And never even liked fruit-flavored tea, yuck! All that changed when I walked into a cafe on a rainy day in Vancouver. I was mesmerized at first sip. What is this tea? Where is it from? Since then, I?ve placed multiple orders, given bags to friends and because special brewing steps are needed, bought a kettle that allows for pre-setting temperature for myself. It?s the only tea I would drink and it?s a moment of zen whenever I take that first sip. "
" I love tea!! My favourite tea is Cream of Earl Grey from Brendan Waye (TeaGuy). I started purchasing the tea years ago when the warehouse was located in North Vancouver. The tea quality and the tea tasting experience is exceptional! "
" Tarry Lapsang is my new favourite!! Delicious "
" Amazing tea with super fast shipping! Thank you! "
" very cozy place! there are so many delicious teas! "