Meet The Face Behind

FIRST EDITION TEA CO.

A BRIKA maker story

Stephanie Sandercock

TORONTO, ON
"My inspiration comes from finding a way to connect my product to reading and travel: things that people love, and enrich their lives. "
“For me, handmade is about community. When we support handmade, we are supporting real people who are doing something that they love.”

“Each tea I create is directly inspired by something, whether it’s a book or a city. I brainstorm concepts and ideas about the subject, and then from there I try to associate flavors with those ideas.”


“I get to travel and see amazing things and learn new information all the time, and I get to create things to share with the world. I never would have predicted that this is where I’d end up, but I’m glad it worked out this way.”


“Each tea I create is directly inspired by something, whether it’s a book or a city. I brainstorm concepts and ideas about the subject, and then from there I try to associate flavors with those ideas.”


The idea for First Edition Tea Co. came to Stephanie Sandercock in the middle of the night when she had the thought to combine books and tea. That singular thought quickly spun into an obsession and Stephanie soon became fixated with turning this idea into a reality. After two years of research and learning – which included a trip to India to visit tea plantations and enrolling in the Tea Association of Canada’s Tea Sommelier program – she launched her company completely on her own.


Embarking on such an independent endeavor was not without its challenges, as Stephanie has had to learn new skills and find creative solutions to problems in order to ensure her business was flawlessly executed. Despite this, she wouldn’t have it any other way: “One of my favorite things about my business is that it’s all me. It makes me feel like each product is a piece of me.”


“I feel that reading and travel are two of the most important things in life and that’s why I chose those subjects to be to direct inspiration for all of my tea. Reading and travel help you learn new things and expand your life. You get to experience new perspectives and places and gain a better understanding of the world around you.”
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