Yes, we're big enough to admit that we might like tea just a little bit too much.
We're still doing the math, but it really feels like we left "normal tea consumption" somewhere back at the last station. You know, before we hit over 150 different varieties? Somewhere before that. The good news is that our pain (honestly, can you imagine keeping track of all of these jars?) is your gain: we've definitely got your next favourite tea right here, just waiting to be found!
Say Tea was founded all the way back in 1980 as a proudly independent specialty shop, and just a few years later, in 1988, we landed right in the heart of Bloor West Village. A lot of things have changed in the years since 1980 — that's long enough for mom jeans to go out of fashion and come back! — but a couple of things stayed the same: we're still independent, we're still serving Bloor West Village, and we're still a tight circle of tea lovers, just thrilled to be doing something we love day in day out.
And we are thrilled to be doing it — since our inception, it's been a rare (and usually very busy!) day without one of us in the store lovingly cradling a fresh cup of some tea or another.
Honestly, it usually means we've been caught in between brews!
We drink tea first and foremost for the pleasure of it — there's something unexplainably delightful in the act of prepping and drinking a good cup o' tea. Maybe it's the warmth, maybe it's the smells, maybe it's the memories the process wafts up. Whatever it is, it has been an important part of our lives for decades now, and we can't wait to share it with you.
Our mission is to find you that cup of tea. Not the most expensive tea, not the one that gives us the biggest commission — the one that puts a smile on your face. The one that's right for you.
Quick — how many different teas can you name?
Bet we can name more.
It's hard not to lose count, but right now we're sitting on more than 150 teas (!) in our semi-permanent collection in store. On top of that, we're constantly on the prowl for new and unique flavours and formulations to bring home to you. You never know, coming in, what new temptations we've got in store!
Whatever you're looking for — a sporty pick-me-up or a classic afternoon tea, a soothing tisane before bed or a challenging presentation; whether you're treating yourself or someone special — we've got something to catch your fancy.See our teas
Should it be Say Coffee? Say Tea does coffee too!
Who can resist a freshly brewed pot of coffee in the morning? Not us!
At Say Tea, we're pleased to offer dozens of lovingly-selected premium natural and flavoured coffee beans from around the world. Need them ground? No problem — our powerful grinders can grind them to your specific needs while you wait.See our coffees
Looking for the perfect 'cup' for your 'cuppa'?
Our love for tea doesn't stop at the drinking — the perfect tea break pleases all the senses!
We do our best to keep in stock an eclectic collection of teapots, presses, mugs, cozies, infusers, and accessories — from utilitarian traditional choices through to modern, adventureous, and whimsical items. Whatever your taste, whatever your price range, we've got something that'll knock your socks off!See our accessories