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The Best Tea in Toronto

The best tea in Toronto comes in loose-leaf, ground, hand-plucked and rolled, or even flavour-enhanced forms. Black, green, white, oolong, pu-erh, herbal, or matcha, once brewed, they can soothe, refresh or energize your senses.

Consumed hot or cold, with milk or other additions to make iced tea, tea latte, bubble tea, and cheese foam tea, these tea purveyors carry some of the most premium products and pleasing tea blends composed of teas imported from around the globe.

Here's the best tea in Toronto.


Ten Ren Tea Co.
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Ten Ren Tea Co.

With over 2,000 locations and a head office based in Markham, you can explore the specialty teas that this Taiwanese retailer grows and harvests from their own gardens while sipping on a crafted bubble tea. 

House of Tea
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House of Tea

This Rosedale tea shop has been offering loose-leaf teas since 1997. Peruse the shelves that are filled with stacked tins of rare blends and ornate teapots, or custom blend your own teas to take home. 


Bampot House of Tea and Board Games
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Bampot House of Tea and Board Games

Like a cozy living room, this tea house offers over 80 different kinds of teas from black and white to oolong or caffeine-free herbal and fruit infusions. Try the house-made Bam Bam Chai that's served in its collection of teapots. 

Say Tea
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Say Tea

Founded in the 1980s, this independent tea shop has been supplying Bloor West Village with teas, tisanes, and coffees since 1988. Find the collection of over 200 options displayed on its quaint and charming shelves.


Pippins Tea Company
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Pippins Tea Company

Located in the Beaches, this quaint cottage-esque tea shop in the Beaches carries a deep library of loose-leaf blends, in addition to tea bags of classic Irish brands like Barry's Tea and Bewley's. You'll also find plenty of tea-themed or related wears and tools. 


Tao Tea Leaf
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Tao Tea Leaf

Certified Tea Sommelier Tao Wu's Rosedale full-service tea shop has a reputation for offering the best high-quality leaves. As the store behind the Toronto Tea Festival, the store has hosted tea workshops that include a Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony.

Tsaa Tea Shop
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Tsaa Tea Shop

This Danforth store carries over 125 globally-sourced organic loose-leaf teas that can be purchased for home consumption or enjoyed in the cafe. The latter features everything from iced teas to tea lattes, plus dairy and non-dairy loose-leaf bubble teas.


DelishTea Company
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DelishTea Company

This third-generation tea merchant in Scarborough has a storefront named after its flagship in Hong Kong, Lau Sun Mou Tea Co. Ltd. and is known for the tea blends that are crafted in-house by experienced tea experts following traditional family recipes. Besides traditional teas, they also sell Canadian-grown American ginseng.

Icha Tea
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Icha Tea

Specializing in premium Chinese pure-leaf tea, this Chinatown tea cafe brews, sells, and can even teach you all the steps behind a traditional tea ceremony which is performed in a formal tea room in the room's rear. There are also grab-and-go options including the matcha latte or cheese foam tea up front.

Lead photo by

House of Tea, @amelieebt of House of Tea, Bampot House, @maakoto56 of Tsaa Tea Shop, Jennifer M of Pippins Tea Company, DelishTea Company


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