FirstEditionTeaCo

Unique loose leaf tea handmade in Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada · 1395 Sales

FirstEditionTeaCo

Unique loose leaf tea handmade in Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada 1395 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(262)

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Stephanie

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Announcement   Welcome to First Edition Tea Co! We are a proudly Canadian company producing unique, luxury tea blends handcrafted in small batches from high quality ingredients in Toronto, Canada. Our teas are a perfect gift for the tea lover in your life, or for yourself.

We are home of The Literary Tea Collection: Delicious tea inspired by great books.

All orders ship from Canada.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 3, 2017

Welcome to First Edition Tea Co! We are a proudly Canadian company producing unique, luxury tea blends handcrafted in small batches from high quality ingredients in Toronto, Canada. Our teas are a perfect gift for the tea lover in your life, or for yourself.

We are home of The Literary Tea Collection: Delicious tea inspired by great books.

All orders ship from Canada.

Stephanie

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Stephanie

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5 out of 5 stars
(262)
annacburch503

annacburch503 on Jan 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This tea is so amazing. It is my favorite tea I got from this shop. The smooth jasmine flavor is so delightful!

annacburch503

annacburch503 on Jan 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These teas are super cute! I haven't tried any of these ones yet but I'm going to update when I do and they smell amazing!

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Updates

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a restful holiday season. Our Etsy shop is back open after a much needed holiday break.
Mother's Day is May 15th. Treat your mom to some tea and give her a moment to relax. Use the code MOM2016 at checkout to get 20% off any order with First Edition Tea Co.
Holiday sale! 15% off everything!
Looking for the perfect unique gift for the tea lover in your life? Why not tea from First Edition Tea Co? We’ve got tea based on classic books and great cities of the world, packaged in tins and perfect for gift giving!

About

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 January 3, 2017
Welcome to First Edition Tea Co!

Have a specific question that you don't see answered here? Please feel free to message us and we will answer as soon as possible.

Have an idea for a custom order? Perhaps a unique tea for a special someone or an event? We do that! Drop us a private message and we can discuss.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All payment must be received before orders can be shipped out.
Shipping
All items are shipped from Toronto, Canada.

Packages are typically shipped within 2-3 business days. During periods of high order volume (ie. Christmas, Mother's Day) they may take longer to ship.

CANADIAN SHIPMENTS:
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.

US SHIPMENTS:
Items shipped to the US are shipped as US Small Packet Air, without tracking. US orders typically take 5-10 business days to arrive. Orders can be upgraded to Expedited packages (either 4 or 6 day delivery) with tracking at checkout for an additional fee.

UK/EU SHIPMENTS:
UK and EU orders are shipped International Air, without tracking, and usually take 2 weeks to arrive. Larger orders will ship International Surface and may take 4-6 weeks to arrive. In these cases you will be contacted about the additional transit time.

ASIA/AUSTRALIA SHIPMENTS:
Orders sent to Asia and Australia are sent International surface, without tracking, which takes 4-12 weeks. This can be upgraded to International Air, with or without tracking.

ADDITIONAL SHIPPING UPGRADES:
US and International orders are not shipped with tracking numbers by default. If you require a tracking number or expedited shipping for these orders and do not see an option to upgrade your shipping at checkout, please contact us directly and we can arrange this for an additional charge.

If your package does not arrive within the specified timeframe, please contact me.

All duties, customs fees, and additional taxes charged after the item is shipped are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Refunds and Exchanges
Problem? Get in touch!

Orders must be cancelled before the package is shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
Want to carry First Edition Tea Co. in your shop? We do wholesale. Get in touch!

We also do custom orders for wedding favours, events, etc. We cannot do custom orders for single tins of tea. Please get in touch for more information.