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Guide: 6 of the best places for a delicious cup of tea in Calgary

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Whether you’re a tea connoisseur or looking to expand your tea horizon, Calgary has some tea-riffic (hehe) shops that offer tons of options! We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Teabubz to give you a list of the 8 best places to get great tea in the city! Chai, Green, Oolong, Puer, Black… Whatever your preference, we got you!

Teabubz

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Serving all-natural teas, matcha straight from Japan, Mille crepe cakes, and tons of vegan snacks, Teabubz is the spot for ultimate chill vibes. Their tea blends are all made in-house along with all their delicious and healthy food! The low-fi music and adorable decor are sure to keep you there for hours, and the owners love that.

Where: 755 5 Ave SWW

Oolong Tea House

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With over 100 tea options and a variety of vegan and gluten-free treats, this is the perfect date spot for tea lovers. They also have live music nights with local musicians. In the summer, enjoy their cute plant-filled patio for the perfect tea-time vibes!

Where: 110 10 St NW

The Naked Leaf

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The Naked Leaf is known for its quality teas and the hilarious and knowledgeable owner. He’s a huge supporter of local artists and many of their tins feature their work. Apart from an amazing tea selection, they also offer custom labeling where you can send them your artwork, photo, or corporate logo for a personalized tin!

Where: #4 1130 Kensington Rd NW

Tea Trader

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Located in Inglewood, Tea Trader has been in the game since 1993 and is one of the oldest tea shops in Calgary. They import tea from around the world with hundreds of options. The employees know everything about each leaf so just let them know you’re taste preferences and they’ll find the perfect one for you!

Where: 1228A 9 Ave SE

Market Tea

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Located in Crossroads Market, order one of their loose-leaf teas or herbal blends by the cup while you shop the market and take a bag home! Their teas are priced well, making it the perfect place for those experimenting with tea to find their new favourite.

Where: Crossroads Market, 1235 26 Ave SE

TotaliTea

 

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This local family-run loose leaf tea business operates out of the Calgary Farmers’ Market and has been curating tea for over 17 years. They have a huge range of unique matcha flavors and fun tea blends. If you can’t find something you like, they can custom order or custom blend for you!

Where: The Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Ave SE

Now that you’ve got the tea, sit back, relax, and take a sip!

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