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Nelson, BC
422 Vernon Street Nelson British Columbia V1L 1S8 CA

Ancestar Teas

Francois and Imaji lovingly blend Ancestar Teas right here in Nelson. Founder Simone Vandersteen created these healing loose leaf teas with self-care and empowerment in mind. When Simone passed, her husband Francois and her daughter Imaji decided to carry on her work.

Who are the makers at Ancestar Teas?
Francois Berard and Imaji Anisesoleil

Where are you located?
Nelson, BC.

What do you make?
Herbal Tea Blends.

How would you describe your company?
Ancestar Teas was created out of concern for people’s health. We strive to spread well-being with each cup of tea. In a world with so many choices and contrasts, we wanted to offer a product that was simple and authentic.

All of our recipes were created from and are packaged in a balanced and loving space. We love where we are and what we do! May this consciousness shine through each bag!

How long have you been in business?
Ancestar Teas was founded 9 years ago, in 2011.

What motivated you to start?
Being a health-centered family, we decided to create herbal remedies for people in search of alternatives.

Since our beginning, Ancestar Teas has been guided by our wife and mother, Simone Vandersteen. After her passing in 2019, we decided as a family to carry on her energy and work.

Simone What are some of your greatest joys?
Spending time as a family and creating new product lines.

What are some of your greatest challenges?
As a specialty product, our teas are a niche market, which brings its challenges. Branding our inspired teas to the mainstream consumer who is used to pre-bagged teas is one of our main challenges!

What is your vision for your company?
Our vision is to keep creating healthy affordable herbal teas, while always maintaining the integrity of our organic vision!

If you could deliver a message directly to Co-op members/customers, what would it be?
Ancestar Teas is proud to be local and grateful to be apart of this great community!  Thank you for the continual support!

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