WHO ARE WE
At CLARKEsTea, wellness is an integral part of who we are and what we do! We know how hard it is to make healthy choices, so we’re here to help. Our Teas are an exceptional way to embrace life and advocate change and growth every single day. Our health is important to us, and so is yours. We strive to provide you with the very best organic teas and to raise awareness of the incredible health benefits you’ll gain from incorporating our teas into your everyday.
All of our teas are 100% pure. We promise you’ll never find any salt, sugar, glutamate, additives, preservatives, colouring, sulphur dioxide, hydrogenated fats, or artificial flavours in any of our products.
We’re particularly proud to offer you our unique Veggie Teas. Each sachet is filled with organically grown, dehydrated vegetables. Our dehydration process preserves the full spectrum of nutrients and minerals, delivering an astounding taste and a long list of health benefits.
Enjoy our delicious teas day or night, hot or cold!
The Story Begins
Val Clarke, Founder and CEO of CLARKEsTea, was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario where she still lives with her family.
She studied Business Marketing and Strategic Management and has worked in the Financial Industry for the last 20 years.
Progressing from Coordinator all the way to Director, her days have been filled with data analysis, corporate initiatives and strategic planning.
Val was diagnosed with MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance), a condition in which an abnormal protein is formed in the blood. A few years later, she was diagnosed with Crohn’s, an inflammatory bowel disease. These events served as a wake-up call and Val knew she had to put herself first.
As she started her journey back to health, Val introduced teas to her diet and felt an instantaneous positive impact. She dove in and spent most of her free time researching and testing a variety of vegetables, herbs and plants, noting the different results on her energy, her digestion and her wellbeing.
A passionate flame was lit, and CLARKEsTea was born.
"Entrepreneurship is a journey that starts with an idea and ends with a product or service that benefits others and fulfills your own professional and personal goals.”
Val Clarke - Founder and CEO
Beyond the Boardroom
At CLARKEsTea, we’re dedicated to making a difference. Our founder, Val Clarke, has been giving back to her community as long she can remember.
In the past, Val has managed events, fundraisers and ongoing support for youth-based organizations. In 2005, she organized the Steve Nash Foundation Charity Classic, bringing together community groups and sponsors to get families involved in their communities, assisting underprivileged children with their health, education, and personal development. In 2007, she collaborated with the New York Knicks, NBA Cares, Clinton Foundation, American Heart Association, New York City Sports Commission and other organizations to set up Slam Fest, a Healthy Eating Youth Initiative.
CLARKEsTea is committed to helping youth lead productive and responsible lives, supporting their transition into adulthood.
Our HEALTHY EATING AND LIFESTYLE PROGRAM focuses on the importance of a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle. We strive to educate youth about healthy eating habits and sports fundamentals through interactive activities.
Our MENTORSHIP PROGRAM provides inspiration and supports directly from our youths’ role models. Mentorship provides an opportunity to gain skills for success in the classroom and beyond. Through inspiration and guidance, youth can overcome obstacles and barriers as they learn and grow in all aspects of their lives.