|OCEAN BLEND TEA CO. LTD TIN, TORONTO CANADA|
Monday, 25 November 2013
Toronto meaning "meeting place" or "where sticks stands in water" was founded by the Iroquois, In 1793 the Town of York was founded by John Graves Simcoe. As a British colony trade was a key component with the fur trade and exchange of goods including tea.
Growing up in Canada, I was not aware of this until I had the pleasure of having Toronto historian Bruce Bell at The Art of Tea event when he spoke of Toronto's tea history. The tin is an example of the many tea companies that existed in Toronto before the multi-nationals.
Toronto is steeped in a tea history- let us begin our discovery with Bruce Bell.