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The Best Tea in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 12, 2016

tea torontoThe best tea in Toronto is the specialty of a discerning set of merchants. These tea shops source and import tea from around the globe, and often make their own blends in house. You can stop in to these spots for a cuppa, or pick up a bag of loose leaf to go.

Here is best tea in Toronto.

David's Tea

David's Tea

This loose leaf tea dealer opened its first store on Queen Street West back in '08 and found instant success with its 150 unique tea blends, stylish brewing accessories, and a "smell this, sip that" approach. The chain now boasts outlets across Canada and the United States. More »

Tealish

Tealish

Hand-picked, whole leaf teas blended with fruits, flower petals, herbs and spices are available at this specialty retailer on Roncy. The selection of over 100 teas includes traditional varieties as well as herbal hangover blends, dessert teas, iced teas and more. More »

Teavana

Teavana

This Starbucks offshoot makes it easy for tea drinkers to enjoy premium blends. Find Teavana teas and accessories sold at outlets in high-traffic areas like the Eaton Centre and on Queen Street West, or just order online. More »

House of Tea

House of Tea

This tea shop in Rosedale has been a neighbourhood stalwart since 1997. Find imported porcelain pieces and tea ware in addition to 280 types of loose leaf tea in store. You'll also get the option to mix your own custom blend when you visit. More »

Pluck

Pluck

Tea sommelier and connoisseur Jennifer Commins founded this bespoke loose-leaf teahouse that sells its wares online. One-of-a-kind tea blends from Pluck are made from sustainable gardens and certified organic sources and include local ingredients like lavender from Prince Edward County and grape skins from Niagara. More »

Say Tea

Say Tea

This indie tea shop in Bloor West Village was established in 1980. The store carries over 200 different types of black, white, green, oolong, roobois, herbal and decaf varieties along with an eclectic collection of teapots, presses, mugs, cozies and infusers. More »

Tsaa Tea Shop

Tsaa Tea Shop

The in-house tea sommelier at this shop on the Danforth can help you make a selection from the 125 globally sourced loose leaf teas in store and you can then decide whether you want to enjoy a cup in the serene cafe or stock your pantry at home. More »

Infuse Cafe

Infuse Cafe

This Yonge and Dundas-area cafe retails its own house blends in store and online. Grab cup brewed with the Bkon brewer that employs a process called Reverse Atmosphere Infusion for maximum flavour extraction that yields a perfect, full bodied cup. More »

Sloane

Sloane

Discerning Toronto tea drinkers are surely already familiar with the Heavenly Cream and floral Jasmine Mist blends offered by this tea purveyor. Shop loose leaf online, at local cafes, such as Her Majesty's Pleasure and Millie Patisserie. More »

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