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Tea Time Bliss: Where to Buy British Tea and Biscuits in Canada - British Bundles

Tea Time Bliss: Where to Buy British Tea and Biscuits in Canada


British tea and biscuits hold a special place in the hearts of many people, with their rich cultural significance and unique flavours. However, for British expats, finding where to buy British tea and biscuits in Canada has in the past, been quite a challenge. As a British expat myself and an experienced food supplier specializing in British food items and curated bundles, I understand the struggles you face. In this article, I will guide you to the best places in Canada to buy British tea and biscuits, ensuring you can continue to enjoy the taste of home.

British Tea and Biscuits, Clotted Cream and a scone on a table

The Essence of British Tea and Biscuits

British tea and biscuits have a long-standing cultural significance in the UK. Tea defined respectability and domestic rituals, while biscuits became an integral part of the British teatime experience. The preferences of British expats often lean towards classic teas such as Earl Grey and English Breakfast, paired with beloved biscuits like Digestives, Rich Tea, Custard Creams, Jammie Dodgers, and more. These combinations induce a sense of comfort and nostalgia, bringing back memories of tea times shared with loved ones. I still remember visiting Nan & Grandad’s on Sunday afternoons back in England, with family gathered and these treats on the table. That's the taste and experience we're aiming to recapture when we explore where to buy British tea and biscuits in Canada.

British Biscuits and Tea packages on a pub interior background

Seeking a Taste of Home in Canada

When we first moved to Canada, finding where to buy authentic British tea and biscuits felt like a treasure hunt and it was completely impossible as many of you would know if you moved here in the 80’s. While globalisation has made it easier, there's still a thrill in finding a shop that stocks our beloved brands. And let's be honest, nothing beats the taste of home! As a British expat, it can be disheartening not to find the same selection of British tea and biscuits in Canada. However, options are now available that can help you recreate the comforting teatime experience. The key is to find places that prioritize authenticity, ensuring that the brands, flavours, and quality are the same as those in the UK.


Premier Retailers for British Tea and Biscuits

British Bundles Canada

Website: British Bundles


Our shop, British Bundles is new to the online British food market and launched in early 2023. We’re only online for now and offer an array of British products, from tea and biscuits to sweets, pillowcases, and gifts. We Specialize in providing curated bundles that bring the taste of Britain right to your doorstep. One of our carefully crafted bundles, British Tea & Biscuits Care Package includes a popular British tea (selectable) and 5 packs of biscuits, such as McVitie’s Tasties Custard Creams, Milk Chocolate Digestives and Burton’s Jammie Dodgers and is available with Free shipping anywhere in Ontario.

Taylors Yorkshire Tea, McVitie's Tasties Custard Creams, Bourbon Creams, Milk Chocolate Digestives and Burton's Jammie Dodgers in a British Bundles Mailer Box on a red, white and blue starbust background.

We prioritize quality and authenticity, ensuring you can indulge in the true taste of home. Let us know if you want one of your favourite British teas added as an option.



Website: BritShop


BritShop has been serving the British expat community since 1980 and is renowned for its wide selection of British products. They offer an extensive range of teas, jams, biscuits, and more. Whether you visit their brick-and-mortar location or shop online, you'll find all your favourite British treats.



Website: Blighty's


Blighty's British Store is another fantastic option, offering in-store and online shopping with delivery across Canada and the USA. They have a vast selection of imported British food and drinks, including a variety of teas and biscuits.


Other Shops in Canada Providing British Goods

  • British Pantry: Located in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, the British Pantry is a charming grocery store catering to British expats since 1997. They offer a wide range of British groceries, confectionery, and gift items.
  • Simply British Foods: An online and physical store in Whitby, Ontario Simply British Foods specializes in British food products. It caters to Britons and Commonwealth members in Canada, offering a range of imported British foods. The business focuses on serving customers across Canada.
  • British Pride Bakery: Well on track to becoming a franchise in Canada, British Pride Bakery is a chain of British grocery stores in Ontario, Canada, offering a wide selection of British groceries, baked goods, and butchery items. The bakery is known for its diverse product range, including specialty meat pies, sausage rolls, pasties, Scotch Eggs, and British sweets. They also bake fresh scones daily. The bakery has several locations in Ontario, including Cambridge, Burlington, Niagara Falls, London, and Mississauga, and their latest addition in Stittsville opened its doors in November 2023.

These premier retailers and local shops provide British expats with a range of options to satisfy their cravings for authentic British tea and biscuits in Canada.


British Tea and Biscuits in Canadian Supermarkets

If you prefer the convenience of shopping at mainstream Canadian supermarkets, you can still find British tea and biscuits. While the selection may not be as extensive as specialty retailers, these supermarkets often carry popular British brands and varieties that closely match the traditional British tastes you crave. Look for brands like McVitie's, Yorkshire Tea, and PG Tips to get your fix.

There isn't any tea in this image but some Canadian grocery stores do carry British tea.

British items on shelves in a Canadian grocery store


Online Resources and Communities

In addition to physical stores, the online world offers a wealth of resources and communities for British expats seeking British tea and biscuits in Canada. Social media groups, forums, and blogs provide platforms for discussion, sharing tips, and recommendations on where to find the best authentic British products. Engaging with these online communities can be a great way to connect with fellow expats and discover hidden gems.



British expats living in Canada no longer need to miss out on the comforting taste of British tea and biscuits. With premier online retailers like British Bundles, BritShop, and Blighty's, along with local shops and mainstream supermarkets, you have access to a wide range of options on where to buy British tea and biscuits in Canada. Whether you choose to shop online or explore the local markets, the flavours of home are within reach.


A Guinness World Record Biscuit Dunking Adventure!

As a delightful endnote, let's take a moment to celebrate a rather extraordinary and whimsical world record that perfectly encapsulates the British love for tea and biscuits.

In a spirited display of British eccentricity, Simon Berry etched his name in the Guinness World Records in 2016. Imagine the thrill and precision required as Simon, connected to a bungee cord, plunged downwards with a chocolate-covered McVitie’s Hobnob in hand, aiming for a cup of tea. This wasn't just a daring leap; it was a Guinness World Record-setting bungee jump for the highest bungee dunk ever. Berry's remarkable accomplishment highlights the playful, adventurous side of the British tea culture in a most extraordinary way.

Inspired by Simons’ daring Guinness World Record achievement, I'm feeling a bit adventurous myself. Maybe it's time for me to strap on a bungee cord. Wish me luck! Marc




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