Introducing Boreal Forest Teas

posted Aug 26, 2014, 9:06 AM by Dwain Ehler   [ updated Sep 14, 2014, 7:39 PM ]

2nd Russell Scouting is pleased to introduce Boreal Forest Teas.  By purchasing Boreal tea you will be supporting your local scouting group with the added benefit of knowing that your purchase is supporting conservation efforts in Canada’s magnificent boreal forest! 

This is a pilot fundraising project and we do not have any inventory on hand yet, however if you are interested please contact us at If there is enough demand we will be able to start taking orders. Each bag is $16 and contains enough tea for 60 cups. 

Boreal teas is a small, organic herbal tea company located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  They offer organic handcrafted, northern-inspired teas, which have been blended with the finest ingredients nature has to offer. Our teas combine wild harvested boreal plants and berries with organic cultivated herbs to create 8 delicious blends that are good for you and the planet.

Boreal Forest Teas is committed to supporting conservation efforts in Canada’s boreal forest. We are pleased to announce our partnership with Nature Canada, who works to protect nature, its diversity and the processes that sustain it. Specifically, 5% of proceeds from the sale of Boreal Forest Teas will support Nature Canada’s conservation efforts in Canada’s boreal forest.

So, whether you are looking for a warming cup of tea to sip with a friend on a frosty northern winter night, something to strengthen your immune system, a delicious chilled iced tea to take the heat out, or simply a nourishing everyday beverage, Boreal Forest Teas has a delicious and nutritious blend for you.

All available tea blends are detailed below.


1. Boreal Berry Blend (90 g) :

A delicious blend of boreal plants and berries. Bursting with northern flavour!

Ingredients: dandelion leaves (Taraxacum officinale), nettle (Urtica dioica), blueberries (Vaccinium spp.), cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) and red clover (Trifolium pratense). 



2. LoonSong (70 g):

A lullaby in a cup! Calming and soothing, reduces stress and promotes sleep. Gentle and safe for children.

Ingredients: chamomile (Matricaria recutita) lemonbalm (Melissa officinalis) and lavender (Lavendula officinalis). 



3. Northern Lights (90 g):

A quintessential northern experience and a great companion for frosty, winter nights!

Ingredients: chamomile (Matricaria recutita), nettle (Urtica dioica), rosehips (Rosa acicularis) and wild blueberries (Vaccinium spp.). 



4. EverGreen (180 g):

A northern version of green tea. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Ingredients: sencha green tea (Camellia sinensis) and wild blueberries (Vaccinium spp.). 



5. 40º Below (140 g):

A northern version of Chai. Aromatic and warming. Perfect to take the chill out.

Ingredients: cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), star anise (Illicium verum), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), ginger (Zingiber officinale), cloves (Syzgium aromaticum) and dandelion leaves (Taraxacum officinale). 



6. Happy Camper (70g) :

Nourishing and energizing, ideal for sipping by a campfire, while exploring the backwoods (bring thermos!) or as an everyday beverage.

Ingredients: nettle (Urtica dioica). 



7. Canadian Shield (90 g):

A cold, cough and flu brew. Build your defenses against illness, and speed recovery. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Ingredients: peppermint (Mentha piperita), rosehips (Rosa acicularis) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium). 



8. Cranberry Mint (90 g):

Refreshing and aromatic. Supports digestion and quiets the mind.

Ingredients: peppermint (Mentha piperita) and cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon). 



Packaging  We strive to avoid creating unnecessary waste in the manufacture of our teas. Our large tea bags are 100% recyclable and compostable.

All 8 blends can also be made into deliciously refreshing iced teas. Simply brew as you would a hot tea, add sweetener of your choice and/or lemon slices and chill. Bring large quantities for picnics, barbecues, and summer parties; they’re a big hit and go fast!