About us


We are Alex Balcer and Andrea Legg, a couple with a penchant for fine quality tea, adventure, community living, and sustainable social change.

  We spent many years touring the world with Cirque du Soleil and Cavalia Odysseo, Alex as a technician and Andrea as a performer. As we travelled, we sought out all types of teas—from smooth sencha green tea in Japan to earthy yerba maté in Argentina to classic Earl Grey in London.

   When we set up our home in the mountain town of Nelson, BC, we wanted to harness the power of quality tea and give back to the community. We started Virtue Artisan Tea to provide delicious high-quality tea, directly sourced from small artisan growers in Asia using earth-friendly practices.

 A portion of all our proceeds goes toward helping local underserviced at-risk youth access some of the amazing arts and sports-based programming in our community.

Thank you for your support!

Alex, Andrea and Mateo

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