Who are we?

Propriétaires de la Maison de thé Cha Yi - Daniel et Véronique
CHA YI Tea House specializes in the importation of fine tea that originates from the best soils of China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka and Africa. Each year, our team heads off to various tea-producing regions to meet with artisan producers in order to select firsthand the finest tea variety, to visit the gardens and to further our knowledge of this world of millennium refinement.

CHA YI, which means “art of tea” in Mandarin language, aims at introducing our clientele to unique artisan tea and to the exciting world it offers, at the level of both the aromas and flavours, the benefits to our body and soul, and of the beauty and efficiency of teapots and other brewing accessories. The shop, the tasting room together with the Tea School, all make our tea house an educational and discovery site for the novice as well as for the more experienced amateur. Our tea Ottawa team of aficionados will be pleased to share their knowledge and passion for these precious leaves.

Opened in 2010, CHA YI Tea House is the fruit of Daniel Tremblay’s enthusiasm for everything that world of tea entails. Before his close to 10 years of work in the business of tea – in France and in Canada –Daniel dedicated much of his studies to organic farming, herbal medicine, viticulture and wine stewardship: this path is a combines perfectly with the world of tea.

He fulfilled his dream with his spouse, Véronique Caron-Bossé, by his side: to share his passion for tea with his hometown community. From the very start, the journey proved to be inspiring and rewarding. CHA YI has since won first place in the “commerce” category of the 2011 Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest.

It is therefore with passion and excitement that we invite you to come meet us to enjoy the unique experience that terroir teas have to offer!