• White tea is the un-oxidized Camellia Sinensis leaf freshly plucked and dried. White teas usually do not undergo any processing whatsoever, and apart from being dried, are the closest one usually gets to steeping the leaves right off the tea plant. Our reserve collection hosts some of the best white teas available in Canada.
  • Green teas originate from China and are minimally oxidized tea leaves. Oxidation is the chemical reaction which starts as soon as the leaved are picked, and is also referred to as fermentation. Shortly after the leaves are picked, they are either pan-fried, steamed, baked, or sun dried in order to halt the oxidation process. This classifies them as a green tea. Green teas are the type of tea most often associated with the health benefits of tea, however all teas have various health benefits.
  • Oolong teas are more oxidized than green teas but less than black teas. This creates a sweeter and more delicate tea than you may expect from black tea. Oolongs are a great introduction for those who are new to tea. They represent a wide range of flavors, not green, not black, but in between. Oolongs are definitely gaining popularity with tea drinkers in Canada.
  • Black tea, also known as Crimson Tea because of the reddish color of its infusion, is more oxidized, stronger in flavor, and contains more caffeine than the other tea varieties. The crafting of black tea involves the withering of the leaves until the moisture content reaches below 60%, at which point they are rolled to help in the release of organic compounds which add to its distinct flavor. Black tea is perhaps the most popular style of tea leaf in Canada.
  • Pu-erh Teas are post-fermented teas, and are the only teas to get better with age. We recently acquired both cooked and raw varieties from a famous Chinese farm in Yunnan Province. Many sophisticated tea drinkers in Canada will prefer Pu-erhs over all other teas, however it is definitely an acquired taste.
  • There are four categories of herbal teas: Single herbs, herbal blends, functional blends, and crossover blends. Our herbal teas and blends include only the highest quality ingredients from around the world, including Canada. Called 'Tisane' in french, herbals teas are not actually form the tea plant, but are referred to as 'teas' because they are prepared in the same manner. Herbal teas are most popular with those who prefer a naturally caffeine-free tea.
  • With the help of a Canadian Naturopathic Doctor, we have carefully crafted a series of wellness teas to help you achieve your health objectives. Although these can never be a replacement for seeking advice from a health professional, our wellness teas are blended with ingredients known to positively contribute to our health and well-being.
  • Although Canadians and the western world in general tend to use the word ‘chai’ to describe spiced Indian tea, the word ‘chai’ literally means ‘tea’, and does not actually refer to any particular type of tea. Terms like ‘Chai Tea’ are therefore seen by Indians as a humourous redundancy, however most go along with it as it serves to distinguish the Indian style of tea-making from the more simple and popular methods. In Canada, chai has gained tremendous popularity.
  • We carry a range of high quality herbs and spices for use in tea blending, simply as tisanes, or as culinary ingredients.
  • Seasonal teas, tea flowers, iced teas, rare teas... We've put them all together for you in our special Collections section.
  • Om ChaiWare is a new line of simple, elegant, and healthy teaware for tea lovers, and debuts with the attractive and functional double-walled glass travel tea infuser. Keep an eye out for more new additions to our Om Chaiware line of luxury teaware.
  • Some great unique seasonal gifts for the tea lovers on your list, order by December 12th for delivery before the holidays.
Crème de Cacao

Crème de Cacao

A wonderfully crafted black tea, an excellent treat anytime of day

Vanilla Almond

Vanilla Almond

Luxurious black tea blend with notes of vanilla and almond

Tanzania Long Leaf

Tanzania Long Leaf

A smooth tea from Tanzania, an exceptionally unique cut and clean taste

Assam TGFOP Garden

Assam TGFOP Garden

A medium bodied and lightly floral black tea with a rich and malty infusion. Great all day.

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Assam Orange Pekoe

Assam Orange Pekoe

A full-leaf Assamese black tea, a perfect example of the region's famous flavour profile. A wonderful tea anytime of day.

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Los Andes

Los Andes

A full bodied floral black tea from Guatemala; a lively cup, brisk and strong.

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English Breakfast

English Breakfast

A full-bodied Ceylon black tea blend with an inviting aroma and a light, fruity taste.

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Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong

A strong, full-bodied, smoked Chinese black tea.

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Kong Fu Black

Kong Fu Black

A medium-bodied tippy black tea, which floral notes on a light, earthy base.

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Irish Breakfast

Irish Breakfast

"What a whiskey will not cure, there's no cure for!" Same goes for this Irish-strength black tea blend.

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Korakundah Decaf Black

Korakundah Decaf Black

A medium-bodied decaf black tea, light in caffeine but not in flavor.

Serengeti Black

Serengeti Black

A strong and earthy black tea from Tanzania

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Mint Chocolate Clouds Decaf

Mint Chocolate Clouds Decaf

A seductive fragrance which will have you floating on clouds of minty chocolate

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Raspberry Earl Grey

Raspberry Earl Grey

A berry blend of bergamot and black tea... say that 3 times!

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Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

An incredible strong, spicy and slightly minty blend which is sure to do justice to its namesake.

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Strong Earl Grey

Strong Earl Grey

A full strength black tea and bergamot blend, great for london fogs.

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Orange Black

Orange Black

Deliciously sweet and fruity with the underlying support of a robust black tea.

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Darjeeling Black

Darjeeling Black

An exquisite light bodied 2nd flush black tea from Darjeeling, rich in muscatel flavor.

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Strong Assam

Strong Assam

A full-bodied broken leaf black tea that is great for lovers of a strong morning cup of tea.

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Keemun

Keemun

A lively black tea from China, with a mild smoky character and light cup.

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Black Lemonade

Black Lemonade

Probably the best black lemon iced tea you've ever tasted.

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Black Maple

Black Maple

A Canadian favourite, the sweet flavor of maple with a soft black tea.

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Ancient Forest Black

Ancient Forest Black

A full bodied, earthy infusion typical of high quality Yunnan black teas.

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Assam TGFOP

Assam TGFOP

A medium bodied, rich and malty infusion. A perfect morning cup of tea.

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