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.


130,000 square foot facility

We 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.


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.

We offer wholesale sales and support for:

  • Specialty tea retailers
  • Gift shops
  • Food Service
  • Restaurants, Bars and Cafés
  • Gift basket companies
  • Souvenir shops
  • Luxury Hotels


Global Perspective

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