Our Story

About Us


Established in Vancouver, Shaktea was founded by my aunt Maria Ma in 2005 to share with our Main Street community the dizzying varieties of loose-leaf brought back from her numerous trips to tea hotspots such as India and China. She couldn’t stock all of them, but the ones she did had this in common: high quality loose-leaf blends with flavors that honoured and accentuated the classic flavor of tea, rather than hide it. It’s been twelve years and I’m happy to say we still choose our teas based on these ideas. However, this time around we want to share our loose-leaf tea with more than just our neighbours and friends. Welcome to Shaktea’s online store, and let us send you some awesome tea.