Say Tea II
Say Tea on Yonge is a quaint teashop that sells tea, coffee, and an assortment of tea paraphernalia. The tiny shop has been around for 6 years, and is not to be confused with Say Tea on Bloor Street, which is run by separate owners. I thoroughly enjoy this shop as it's decorated and furnished like a cozy kitchen. Several cedar and oak cabinets and shelves are filled with tubs of loose-leaf tea, teapots, mugs, and saucers. They even have a small selection of marmalade jam.
Say Tea's collection of loose-leaf tea features some of their own house blends. Among the traditional black, green, organic, and herbal tea selection, I go for the Roobois tea (herbal). The saleswoman gives me a quick tea lesson, explaining that Roobois comes from the Honey Bush.
If I want a tea for the road, they offer cups-to-go for two dollars. Otherwise, 55 grams of loose-leaf tea starts a $4.95, and goes up based on quality or size.
In addition to their teas, Say Tea sells a variety of eclectic stuff, many of which would serve as pretty decent gift ideas for tea lovers. I am most intrigued by their "tea cosy's," which are cute, mitten-like teapot covers that are meant to retain the pot's heat.