Toronto Buffalo London Sydney
Toronto Buffalo London Sydney

About Metropolitan Tea

An unparalleled tea experience, since 1978.

Founded by Tea Master Gerry Vandergrift, The Metropolitan Tea Company has been a pillar of the global luxury tea market for decades. With an ever-expanding inventory, our company offers one of the world’s largest wholesale sources of premium teas, teapots, and accessories. As a manufacturer, we refine, blend, and pack luxury tea and herbs for food service, online stores, cafes, restaurants, and more.

Luxury Tea and Ingredients

At Metropolitan, luxury tea is more than just a product. Luxury tea is quality, sustainability, and social responsibility. Luxury tea is history, tradition and terroir. Luxury tea is ceremony, experience and lifestyle.  


130,000 square foot facility

We refine, blend, pack and ship from a FSSC 22000 certifed facility in Toronto, Canada.


Tea Innovation

From White Matcha to Stripped Tea, we’re always innovating new ways for our customers to sell tea. You can choose from over 1000 teas, blends, and herbs or we can help you develop your own custom blends.


Wholesale Only

Metropolitan Tea is a wholesale supplier only. We do not operate a retail establishment, either bricks and mortar or online. We do this to protect the markets and margins of our many customers around the world.

Become a customer and build your business with our ever-expanding inventory of loose leaf tea, plant-based pyramid teabags, herbal teas and accessories. Speak to a certfiied Tea Master today and ask us about market-specific programs for:

  • Online stores
  • Specialty tea retailers
  • Gift and tourist shops
  • Food Service & OCS
  • Restaurants, Bars and Cafés
  • Luxury Hospitality and Hotels
  • Souvenir shops
  • Gift basket companies
  • Private label


Global Perspective

We continually travel the world in search of sustainably produced luxury teas and accessories.