The essence of the brand

OUR STORY

It all began in 1992 when Johanne Dion, the company’s founder, was on a trip to London. As she relaxed on the patio of a teahouse, she heard the chimes of Big Ben ringing four times. Four O’Clock teas was born! When Johanne returned to Quebec, she and her team began developing teas and herbal teas in order to share unique and refined blends with Canadians.

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Entreprise Canadienne
A CANADIAN COMPANY
Our team is still based in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville in Greater Montreal and this is where they dream up, taste and manufacture Four O’Clock teas and herbal teas, products that are proudly Canadian!
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Entreprise Familiale
A FAMILY BUSINESS
We are a family business and the passion for tea has been passed on from mother to daughter. In 2015, Karine, Johanne’s daughter, took over the management of the company. Johanne is still involved in the company and supports the team.

VALUES & COMMITMENTS

We at Four O’Clock are committed to respecting the communities that grow our teas, herbs and spices. We were pioneers in Canada when we launched our first Fairtrade product, an Earl Grey, in 2003. We are still as committed to Fairtrade as ever and we have built on our commitment by blending a wide range of Fairtrade teas that are also organic and GMO-free. What exactly is Fairtrade? Our Fairtrade teas and herbal teas are made from ingredients whose farming practices respect local communities and the environment with an emphasis on sustainability.

We are committed to the environmental movement so it is important that we select products that respect our bodies as well as the environment. Did you know that our teabags have no staples and are 100% compostable, and that our boxes are made from recycled cardboard and are also recyclable?

Do you follow a particular diet? Our products are all naturally gluten-free and Kosher. Therefore, they can be enjoyed by many people with dietary restrictions.

A PASSION FOR GOOD TASTE

Discover our blends that offer herbaceous, spicy, floral and fruity flavours, our certified organic infusions and our original blends. Enjoy the refined flavours of our teas and drink in the delicate aroma of each ingredient.

Christian
Mixologue
OUR MIXOLOGIST
Christian, Four O’Clock’s mixologist and foodie, is inspired by his travels in search of new plants and his culinary discoveries. He also relies on his intuition and the result is exceptional blends!