Katie’s first experience with tea comes in the memory of drinking Irish Breakfast with her grandmother out of delicate teacups. Today, she carries the same reverence and passion for the art of tea into her day to day life. Katie founded The Monarch Tea Co. in late 2013 with the vision of bringing together the traditional eloquence of tea time with a modern twist.

Katie is currently pursuing her Tea Sommelier of Canada certification while offering hands on tea talks to others. Her passions involve reading, cooking and spending time outdoors. Her favourite tea is Cream Earl Grey.