Our Story

EAT. DRINK. SHOP.

Thanks for visiting! My name is Nicole Keats and up until this year, I owned two businesses, Bistro On Roe and The Newfoundland Tea Company. I love what I do for a living but I found I was spending way too much of my time on not so fun stuff like office work and red tape which left me next to no time to devote any time to growing my businesses. In January of 2019, I merged the two businesses into one and re-branded Bistro on Roe to The Newfoundland Tea Company. 

 

The bistro has been in business since 2006 and is known for offering fresh upmarket meals done right. We love our customers; many of whom we've been feeding for 13 years. Not much has changed except our name and we still cater to people looking for freshly prepared meals made with quality ingredients that we work hard to source locally when we can. 

The tea company is a little side business that I started in 2016 which grew into much bigger little side business. Right now you can find us in over 45 shops and restaurants which are listed below. I currently offer over 20 blends of organic teas in our new gift shop as well as a wonderful selection of handmade goods crafted by local artisans many of whom live and work right here in gander. 

WHY ORGANIC TEA?

I stand behind my product 100% and here's why:

 

Tea pickers are generally the poorest of the poor in tea growing regions around the world. They work hard to cultivate and harvest the tea that we drink. Buying only organic means that they do not have to face the dangers of chemical farming in order to feed their families.

It's good for our earth. No harmful chemical pesticides or fertilizers are used. The soil is enriched with natural compost and mulch retains moisture while providing extra nutrients as it breaks down.

 

Organic tea is higher in antioxidants that provide many of the health benefits that tea is famous for. 

Tea plants can live more than 100 years. Organic farming methods allow the plants to remain healthy for the duration of their lifespan. Which means less expense to the farmer as they do not have to replace the plants as often as they would with the use of chemicals that breakdown the plant or poison the earth that it's grown in. 

 

Organic just tastes better! The way nature intended it to.  

 

WHERE TO FIND US:

ALL HERITAGE SHOPS ACROSS THE PROVINCE:

7TH WAVE COFFEE ROASTERS, St. John's Farmer's Market

ANNA TEMPLETON CENTRE, St. John's

ARTISAN MARKET, Twillingate

BANTING GIFT SHOP, Gander

BELBINS GROCERY, St. John's

BIRCH ISLAND SPA, Happy Valley-Goosebay

BONAVISTA BICYLE PICNICS & CAFE,​ Bonavista

BRINDY'S LINENS, Brigus

CAMPBELLTON BERRY FARM, Campbellton

CAPE SPEAR

CASHIN'S CHESTNUT TREE, Gambo

CASTLE HILL

CHES'S FISH & CHIPS, Gander

CLARENVILLE FARM & MARKET

COMMON GROUNDS, Grand Falls-Windsor

CRAFT COUNCIL, St. John's 

CUPBOARD UP, St. John's

DOWNHOME SHOPPE & GALLERY, ST. JOHN'S

DUCKWORTH STREET

FUNKY ISLAND, Conception Bay South

GANDER AIRPORT 

HARBOUR GROUNDS, Corner Brook

HAWTHORNE COTTAGE

HOMESPUN FOR THE HOMESTEAD, BAY BULLS

IDA'S PLACE, Greenspond

JUNIPER KITCHEN & BISTRO, Grand Falls

L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS

MANUEL'S RIVER INTERPRETATION CENTRE, Conception Bay South

PHILIP'S CAFE, Placentia

PORT AU CHOIX

RAGNAROCK NORTHERN BREWING CO., St. Anthony

RAYMONDS, St. John's

RED BAY

ROCKET BAKERY, St. John's

ROSE MANOR INN, Harbour Grace

ROUND DA BAY INN, Plate Cove West

RUNNING THE GOAT BOOKS, Tors Cove

RYAN PREMISES 

SALTWATER COUNTRY, Bay Bulls

SEAHORSE SALON, St. John's

SIGNAL HILL

ST. JOHN'S AIRPORT

ST. JOHN'S PHARMACY MUSEUM, St. John's

ST. JOHN'S WOMEN'S CENTRE

THE BEACHES HERITAGE CENTRE, Eastport

THE BEES KNEES, St. John's

THE CLADDAGH INN, St. Mary's

THE DOCK MARINA, Trinity

THE GANDER BREADBOX, Gander

THE GRIND CAFÉ, Deer Lake

THE HILLHEAD HOUSE, St. John's

THE KILLICK CAFE, Stephenville, NL

THE MAKER'S CRATE, St. John's and online

THE NEWFOUNDLAND STORE, Toronto

THE NEWFOUNDLAND TEA CO. Gander

THE TILTING CUP, Tilting Fogo Island

THE TREASURE BOX, Torbay

TRINITY CRAFTS, Trinity

 

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110 Roe Avenue

Gander, NL

A1V1W8

709-651-4763

thenewfoundlandteaco@gmail.com

Lunch:

Wednesday - Saturday 11:30-2:00

Supper:

Wednesday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm

(last seating at 8:00pm)

© 2019 by The Newfoundland Tea Company