Our Story

Created in 2009, Boreal Forest Teas is an award-winning, nature-inspired herbal tea company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We hand-craft our teas in small batches using premium quality, organic cultivated herbs and sustainably wild-harvested boreal plants and berries to ensure the highest quality. We support Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) initiatives, organic growers and conservation efforts in Canada’s boreal forest. Our teas combine only the finest ingredients nature has to offer.

Our teas are packaged loose, rather than in tea bags, to help preserve the integrity of the plants’ nutritional and medicinal properties, and reduce unnecessary waste.

Boreal Forest Teas is the recipient of a Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.

We've stayed small and true to our vision of creating a line of teas that are good for people and the planet! We are proud to give back to conservation efforts that support our vision.

About the Owner

Lee-Ann Chevrette was born and raised in northern Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Environmental Protection from the University of Guelph and a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Lakehead University. She spent more than a decade working as a forest ecologist and wildlife researcher in northern British Columbia, the Yukon and the western Arctic region of the Northwest Territories. Lee-Ann is also a Chartered Herbalist through Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, and is a Forest Therapy Guide-in training.

Lee-Ann lives with her family in Thunder Bay, where she continues to be inspired by the rugged beauty of the boreal forest and Canadian Shield. Boreal Forest Teas was inspired by Lee-Ann’s combined passions for boreal forest ecology and conservation, wild food & medicine, organic agriculture & local food systems.