For entrepreneurs wanting to run a home-based business, who have a passion for tea.

Want to Run Your Own Business?

Do you want to run your own, home-based business? Are you looking for a side gig, that will let you make some extra money without investing thousands of dollars? Do you like working with people? Do you have an interest in tea? If you answered yes to these questions, an Elora Tea franchise might be for you.

Our home-based franchise pack provides you with everything you need to start up a home-based tea business, without the substantial upfront cost. The pack, which costs $350 plus HST includes:

  • marketing materials (a $120 value)
  • a training course about types of teas, ingredients, and tea sourcing (a $250 value)
  • a sample pack of 16 different teas (a $128 value).
  • a set of tea accessories, as display items to show customers (a $40 value)
  • your franchise fee (a $350 value).

Our home-based franchise model is simple. After getting some advice from us on where and how to sell our teas, and completing our training program, you take orders and payment at retail prices locally, then submit a bulk order to us at wholesale prices. We ship your order of retail-ready tea to you, which you then deliver to your customers.

To apply to become a franchisee, purchase the franchise pack below. We will then email you an application package, and will meet with you within 2 weeks. We'll explain our home-based franchise model, as well as other options, such as opening a farmers market franchise, and will provide advice about the costs and benefits of doing so.

If we agree in that meeting that an Elora Tea franchise is a good fit for us both, you'll enter into a formal franchise contract with us. You'll then be sent your franchise pack, along with links to our training materials.  Once you have completed the training, which takes around 10 hours, you can start running your business.

If it seems like becoming a franchisee wouldn't be a good fit, your $350 will be be reimbursed in full, and we will send you some free teas with our good wishes, to thank you for your time.

If you have questions, please email Peter at, call us at 519 831 3253, or come visit us at the Elora Tea store in St. Jacob's Farmers Market.