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Jan 29, 2009 09:09 AM

Selection of loose-leaf black tea in TO?

Can anyone offer any good suggestions for places with a good selection of loose-leaf black teas? I've tried a few places but have inevitably found a good selection of green teas, and an extensive selection of flavoured black teas, but I'd really like good Indian black teas in an unadulterated state.


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  1. This is an odd place to buy loose tea, but Lee Valley has it.
    7 oz tins of high grown Sri Lankan buds and tips. It is exceptional, especially at $8 a tin.
    Apparently Mr. Lee needed a good source of loose tea, and began importing it.

    Lee Valley
    590 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

    Lee Valley Tools Ltd
    1275 Morningside Ave, Toronto, ON M1B, CA

    Lee Valley
    5701 Steeles Ave W, Toronto, ON M9L, CA

    1. A new place just opened in Scotia Plaza downtown...Teaopia...from it's website it looks like it has a number of locations

      There is also a place in First Canadian Place (and I think they also have a location on Bayview called The Tea Emporium


        or you can go to their retail site on Walnut st. off Queen st. W (opposite Trinity Bellwoods park)

        1. to have at a cafe or to make at home?
          Theres a company called Tea in the Sahara and they have huge selections, almost any kind of tea you can imagine, although it is hard to find places that sell it.
          They usually provide for restaurants/businesses however..there are a few