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Aug 13, 2008 07:44 AM

Loose Tea in Toronto

I have been trying to find a good place to buy different types of loose tea here in Toronto. I used to shop at a place called the Tea Haus in London but have not yet foudn anything like it here in Toronto.

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  1. Well on Bloor West (near Jane) is Say Tea.
    I think they have a Yonge St location too.

    And there is The Tea Emporium at First Canadian Place (King and Bay).. it's a bit pricier though!

    1. Tealish on Walnut St. - south of Queen West. Very interesting selection. The young couple that own the store are delightful and spent a good deal of time becoming knowledgeable.

      198 Walnut Ave, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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      1. re: dinin and dishin

        love tealish.. they're mixes are great such as the patisserie.

      2. You should definitley try The Tea Emporium - they have a few stores in the city - not sure how many, but you can take a look at their website - I don't find them pricier - their product is much better than any of the other stores I've been to.

        1. Capital Tea no longer has retail location but can be access on the web.

          the owner is very knowledgeable and helpful. If you are looking for something in particular or have an idea of what you want, give him a call, and describe what you want, he will be able to recommend a few items...

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          1. re: cometier

            I'd like to second the Tea Emporium.

            Frank Weber and his lovely wife Shabnam know all there is to know about tea.

          2. I agree with the Tea Emporium recommendations. We buy our loose tea there and have never been disappointed (and we drink A LOT of tea). In fact, we've picked up the same black teas (Yunnan Imperial and Keemun) at Mariages Freres in Paris and found no discernible difference in quality or taste. You won't be disappointed.