David Segal was a 28-year-old tea loving entrepreneur. His cousin Herschel Segal was a Canadian retail pioneer. What did they have in common? A vision: great tea, a friendly environment and a colourful, modern store. It seemed like a simple idea, but they couldn't find anyone else that was doing it. So they decided to take matters into their own hands. With David's energy and enthusiasm and Hersche's know-how, it was the perfect balance of youth and experience. Our first store opened in 2008, on vibrant Queen Street in Toronto, Canada. Before long, first time customers became regulars, our neighbours became our friends and our store became a community fixture. And the same thing has happened at every new store since. Now you can find our tea shops in neighbourhoods and communities across Canada and the United States. And we're not slowing down any time soon - we can't wait to share the DAVIDsTEA experience with the whole world.