About Us

International House of Tea originated in Thunder Bay, Ontario as a fundraising project for local humanitarian organizations. The success of Humanitea created a demand for a permanent source of quality loose tea in Thunder Bay. We opened our retail shop in November of 2006 on Fort William Road, sharing space with Orysi Aromatherapy and Solsbury Hill Wellness Centre. Having outgrown our first location in 2011, we relocated to the Bay and Algoma Shopping District in June of that year. 

International House of Tea has grown from a collection of a dozen teas to over one hundred teas, herbs and special blends. We proudly supply to many of Thunder Bay's finest restaurants and cafes, and our signature Thunder Bay Tea Blend is available in some local gift shops as well!

We want to acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people of Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850.