Seven of Toronto’s top tea blends, from fermented Yellow Dragon to Oh Canada Maple
Slamming back an espresso may get the caffeine coursing, but tea is a drink for all senses. A roundup of the most beautiful, fragrant infusions
At Tsaa, the ginger rooibos is a straightforward red rooibos tea with a twist: slivers of dried ginger add a comforting warmth. 412 Danforth Ave., 647-347-8720.
Tea Emporium’s fermented, aged Yellow Dragon pu’erh is purported to reduce cholesterol. Claims aside, the lemon grass and ginger flavours are both zingy and soothing. 351 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-488-4061.
The smokiness of the Lapsang Souchong at Majesteas is strangely but pleasantly reminiscent of pepperoni, and its punchy taste will appeal to whisky lovers. 950 Queen St. E., 647-350-4646.
In Japanese tea ceremonies, pulverized green-tea-leaf powder (like the Organic Green Matcha sold at Sanko) is whisked into a froth for a lush, mossy green cup with a grassy taste. 730 Queen St. W., 416-703-4550.
The Green and Fruity rooibos at David’s Tea has 200 times more antioxidants than red versions. Bonus: dried fruit makes the place smell like a candy shop. 2285 Bloor St. W., 416-769-9991.
3 thoughts on “Seven of Toronto’s top tea blends, from fermented Yellow Dragon to Oh Canada Maple”
really surprised you left out red tea box since they pioneered specialty tea shops in toronto over a decade ago . havent been by in a long while but they have some of the most creative , interesting and delicious blends in the city . they are not a chain and dont do gimmicky things like mixing in maple sugar . just beautiful , well-sourced traditional as well as new and interesting teas . and no , i dont work there i just really think it was an oversight to not include them in this list .
Nice when you live in Toronto and drink tea in the morning. Not that live in Greece and do not know what to feed children today. And sorry that you are not of African Tumbayumba.
Majesteas is an amazing little tea shop! The teas are very tasty with a wide variety to chose from. The staff are very knowledgeable and the atmosphere makes for a truly enjoying tea experience. I won’t shop anywhere else!
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