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The Best Tea Cafes in Toronto

The best tea cafes in Toronto are as varied as the seemingly endless blends, styles and flavours of tea available. While some brew cups with modern machines and techniques, others use centuries-old brewing traditions. Whether you're seeking to sooth your senses, invigorate or entertain, a cup of tea will always satisfy.

Here are the best tea cafes in Toronto.



Plentea
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Plentea

This Parkdale tea bar blends its own leaves, spices and dried fruits and brews tea through a unique espresso-like machine. Order frothy lattes, hot or cold herbal teas and signature drinks like the Thai Dragon, a strong black tea spiked with coconut.

Simit & Chai
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Simit & Chai

The Turkish cafe on King West is a cozy place to kick back with cups of strong, deep copper-hued tea. Play a game of backgammon or order up a selection of tiny tea sandwiches and Turkish bagels.


Tealish (Roncesvalles)
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Tealish (Roncesvalles)

This retail store on Roncevalles carries a dazzling selection of over 100 types of tea in blends ranging from orthodox to nutty, and I mean that quite literally in the case of the Toasty Almond. The counter brews cups to order, but take-home tins and tea accessories galore are for sale throughout the store.


Kitten and The Bear
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Kitten and The Bear

Fancy a spot of tea with your scones? This Parkdale storefront is the perfect destination at tea time. It showcases its house-made fruit jams with fresh, flakey scones and steaming pots brewed from a collection of Sloane Teas.


Crimson Teas
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Crimson Teas

Sooth your senses and discover the health benefits of pu'erh teas, black teas, green teas and herbal teas at this calming cafe on College Street. A lineup of tea snacks, including tea-marbled eggs and green tea noodles, are available to accompany steaming hot bevies.

Annvita
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Annvita

The Willowdale location is the sole North American outpost from this chain of Victorian tea rooms originating in Shanghai. The bright blue room is the setting for formal afternoon tea service, showcasing tiers of pastries and crustless sandwiches along with steeped beverages in fine bone china.



Tsaa Tea Shop
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Tsaa Tea Shop

Owned and operated by a long line of tea drinkers, this tea-centric cafe on the Danforth carries 125-plus loose leaf teas sourced from around the world. Custom blends include the Midsummer Peach, Coconut Oolong, and Jasmine Dragon Tears.

Infuse Cafe
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Infuse Cafe

Teas at this Yonge and Dundas area cafe are brewed with a vacuum-like process called Reverse Atmosphere INfusion (or RAIN for short). This results in maximum flavour extraction, which means each cup is thick and full-bodied.


Light Cafe
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Light Cafe

Creamy milk oolong green tea, choco-mint rooibos and matcha au lait are just a few of the steeped beverage options available at this Baldwin Village cafe. Order yours hot or on ice, steamed into a frothy infused milk or decorated with fresh fruit. The premium tea leaves are supplied by Pluck.

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