Baby it’s cold outside. Looking for something to warm you up on a cold winter day? Well, look no further! Toronto is filled with tea shops to satisfy all your tea needs during the next few cold months. So, whether you’re a tea connoisseur or new to the tea game, looking for a grab-and-go or to sit down and relax, we’ve got you covered.
Infuse Cafe is one of the closest places to campus and have some of the friendliest staff around. Their easy to read menu lets you pick how you want your tea to make you feel (healthy, energized…etc), and the way they brew their tea will seriously blow your mind. P.S. Their smoothies are also delicious and they also have free board games to play with!
You can never go wrong with David’s Tea. Also located just around the corner on Yonge street, they’re proud to offer a huge variety of tea (including Cold 911, which might be helpful this time of year). Not to mention their tea merchandise is adorable and you also get a free tea on your birthday if you sign up for a free rewards card!
Teavana is also filled with plentiful tea options. The best part about Teavana is their tea directions and recipes. In order for you to get the most out of their tea they include instructions from how much to put into your mug to the exact water of the temperature. They also have some amazing feel-good recipes for mocktail teas!
Located a bit further east in the Danforth shopping district Tsaa Tea offers you a relaxing tea escape. Their comfy couches will keep you for days, but their french macaroons could keep you for weeks! Tsaa is proud to offer 125 globally sourced teas from all major tea categories for your choosing.
House of tea is just north of Yonge, and is ready to give you a quality international experience.The family-owned business is managed by Marisha and Michael E.Golla, who worked in the global tea industry in Sri Lanka. With over 280 teas imported from around the world theres no shortage of options. However, if you’d like you can still create custom blends!
If you’re looking for a sit down spot for some world class tea you need to visit Bampot. Offering vegetarian and vegan meal options and a fun bohemian atmosphere to hang out in. Make sure to take advantage of their free board games, as well as their gorgeous art for some Instagram photo-ops.
Say Tea is an independent specialty tea shop that has been owned and operated by tea lovers since its inception. Not too far from campus, this trek is worth the walk to Bloor. They have over 200 tea options, and recently introduced 30 premium coffee blends to please all caffeine lovers!