Proper Cuppa was founded on the simple principle of creating good tea. We believe that tea should be delicious and approachable. We love discovering new flavours and combinations, and hope that you will too!
Our co-founders are a couple of nerdy, tea-loving MBAs who met at UBC and lived in Vancouver before relocating to beautiful, historic Ottawa.
Despite a significant education in fine teas and the opportunity to taste some of the most unique, handcrafted, single origin (even single bush) teas from around the world, Sarah’s favourite cup is still a strong black blend with milk. Some days it’s maple-flavoured, other days it’s chai or Earl Grey, but it’s never a particularly posh cuppa.
Did you know that the country with the highest tea consumption per person is Turkey? Onur knows. Growing up in Turkey, tea culture surrounded Onur. It was an essential component to social gatherings, with a pot of strong black tea always simmering on the kitchen stove. When he moved to Canada, Onur would enjoy a cup of tea and think of his mom and grandmother back home.