Unique loose leaf tea handmade in Toronto, Canada

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Note from shop owner First Edition Tea is now closed while we move on to new adventures. Thank you for an amazing 3 years.

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Last updated on 04 Aug, 2022

First Edition Tea is now closed while we move on to new adventures. Thank you for an amazing 3 years.


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About FirstEditionTeaCo

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Tea and Books: The Perfect Companions

Hello there!

My name is Stephanie Sandercock, the owner of First Edition Tea Co. and I create fun and delicious loose leaf tea blends for people who want to bring the joy of literature into their everyday lives.

This is a one-woman company, which means that I do every aspect of making my products from start to finish: the ideas, blending, design, and packaging. All of my tea is blended in small batches and packed fresh by hand, so you get a flavourful and carefully crafted tin or bag of tea every time you order.

This all started as off as a crazy middle of the night idea, as most things seem to. I was lying awake and the thought passed through my head: "What if books were tea?" That crazy insomnia-fuelled idea refused to leave my head. I have spent over 15 years entrenched in one obsession or another. Sometimes it's been movies or television shows or video games, but it's always come back to books. I know that fandom doesn't have to end with the source material. That passion can bleed into your life through music, art, writing, and countless other ways. For me, the medium is tea and I love to share the creations with other people who are passionate about books!

For the Literary Tea Collection, I start by reading the book and coming up with ideas. Characters, themes, places, atmosphere, food and flavours that are mentioned in the story. From there I come up with some tastes that I think would evoke these ideas. Then the fun begins! I get to go a bit mad scientist, blending different high quality teas, herbs, spices, flowers, roots, fruits, and other ingredients until I end up with a recipe that I think best represents the story.

The Wanderlust Tea Collection is heavily inspired by the huge variety of teas around the world. I enjoy taking tea that the region would be well known for and then putting a twist on it (for example, adding citrus and camomile our Moroccan mint tea, while taking out much of the sweetness, or adding floral and smoke notes to our Indian chai).

First Edition Tea Co. is a proudly Canadian company based in Toronto, Canada.

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  • Stephanie

    Owner, Certified Tea Sommelier

    This is a one-woman company, so I do it all: blending, design, and packaging. I am a proud tea, book, and video game nerd who loves crazy world road trips and pizza. I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband and my two cats.

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2022
Welcome to First Edition Tea Co!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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Returns and exchanges only in cases or damaged or incorrect orders. Request must be made within 3 days of receiving your shipment.
All payment must be received before orders can be shipped out. No exceptions.

Orders must be cancelled before the package is shipped.
All items are shipped from Toronto, Canada.

Most packages are typically shipped within 3 business days. During periods of high order volume (ie. Christmas) they may take up to 7 days to ship.

All duties, customs fees, and additional taxes charged after the item is shipped are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Items shipped within Canada are shipped Canada Post Expedited with tracking numbers and arrive within 1-7 business days depending on their distance from Toronto. Order that consist only of 10g bags are sent lettermail without tracking.

The default shipping to the US is US Small Packet Air, which DOES NOT INCLUDE TRACKING. US orders typically take 10 business days to arrive. Orders can be upgraded to Expedited shipping (either 4 or 6 day delivery) with tracking at checkout for an additional fee.

We are currently unable to offer shipping outside of Canada and the US due to shipping costs and transit times from Canada and a higher rate of lost packages.

If your package does not arrive within the specified timeframe, please contact me. During periods of high mail volume (eg Mid-November to January), shipping timelines can take longer than anticipated. Shipping timelines are not guaranteed and we are not responsible for any delays due to mail volume.