I love tea. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved tea in various forms—hot or iced, sweetened or highlighting just the right combination of herbs for a flavour that doesn’t need add-ins to be delicious. From the local dairy that sells iced tea with a cult following to the never-ending search for a perfect Earl Grey, I’m always looking for new teas to try. As a result, I’m constantly seeking the best online tea shops.
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I’ve been lucky enough to find a few lovely tea shops in person over the years, like Voila! in Frederick, MD. But, in each case, it’s not local, meaning I can’t restock very often. And, of course, I can find enough tea to satiate a craving. The options are then limited—basically an assortment of black or green tea bags and likely a chai or decaf option. If I’m lucky, there might be a few herbal varieties and a Yogi tea or two (Yogi makes some of my favourites!).
Recently, I replaced my electric kettle, which disappeared in my last move. That could only mean one thing—I need more tea! So, I took to the web, seeking out the best tea I could find online. I turned to a few sites I usually use, as well as a new addition or two. And I’m excited to share these fantastic online tea shops here on the blog!
Harney & Sons
Best for: an aesthetically pleasing, indulgent tea cabinet
I was eyeing Sips by for quite a while before I finally took the plunge and signed up for a customised box. I skip months more often than I get the month’s order but, whenever I do, I’m thrilled with the results! Few things bring me as much joy as a box of happiness waiting in the mail, and Sips by is one of the happiest.
Best for: finding new teas you’re sure to love
Dollar Tea Club
Dollar Tea Club is the newest online tea shop I’ve tried out, and I love it so far. I haven’t tried much of the tea just yet but, with my second order arriving next week, I’m looking forward to identifying my favourites! I do especially love my mesh heart infuser, though. I picked out that and a ball infuser with my first order—the latter arrived without its hook on the end, but a paperclip quickly fixed any inconvenience. Both work beautifully!
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Best for: anyone trying out tea or wanting to find what they like most
My mom introduced me to Snarky Tea with their Just Chill Out relaxing tea. It’s quickly become one of my favourites and, by far, has the most profound effect on me out of all my teas. It’s hard not to fall asleep soon after I’ve finished a cup! I haven’t tried their other blends yet, but I have no doubt they’ll be wonderful if Just Chill Out is any indication.
Best for: anyone wanting their cuppa with a side of sass
Adagio Teas have been on my wish list since college when a friend recommended them. They offered such a glowing reference that I knew I’d be in for a treat once I finally try it! I actually have a cart waiting for my very first order—I’ll be sure to report back with my thoughts once I’ve given Adagio’s tea a try.
My wish list:
I stumbled across Schmerbals Herbals on Etsy while browsing for witchy supplies (check out my witchy Etsy haul if you’re curious). I love their wide range of organic herbs—with affordable prices! This shop is another I haven’t tried for myself just yet, but I’ll report back once I have. I’m excited to try my hand at creating my own blends!
My Wish List:
I love a good cup of tea, so few things excite me as much as finding the best online tea shops to replenish my supply. Any suggestions? Let me know of any recommendations in the comments!