Our Shoppe's History:
We are mainly a retail tea shop, located on Stratford Rd. in the Stratford Place Plaza. We opened our shop in October of 2005, with a modest line of tea wares including Royal Patrician, Lomonosov, and Heritage collections, some food items and with a nice selection of over 300 teas.
Since then we have expanded our tea wares, and our teas on a regular basis, always looking for what we feel are some of the best items we can find at a good price. As we grow we intend to expand into the higher quality tea wares and some of the best teas we can find. We now offer over 500 varieties of tea, including herbals, rooibos, Mate's, and fruit teas. We deal primarily in loose leaf teas, but we also carry some teabags.
We offer free wireless internet, and a small selection of scones, cookies, and chocolates, to enjoy with your cup of tea. You can get a cup of tea to go by selecting any of the, over 400 jars, of loose leaf teas and we will brew a cup for you. Or you can sit and relax in our media section or at any of the tables in our shop. Our teas are served in a quality paper cup, as we do not have a kitchen and can not at this time use tea cups. Some of our customers bring their own cup or leave their cup at our shop so they can enjoy their tea in a china cup of their choice.
We offer private tea courses to our customers after hours, as long as we have at least 4 people signed up for the class, and we ask you sign up by the Saturday before. The cost of the class is $15 per person. During the class we will show you how to brew all 5 of the different categories of tea (white, green, oolong, black, and pu-erh), and talk about their health benefits. You will get to sample these teas plus take 5 samples of tea home with you. You will also receive a yixing clay cup to sample with that is yours to take home. At the end of the class we will watch a video which will once again go through the brewing process of the different teas plus show you how tea is grown and processed. Giving you a really good understanding of how tea gets from the plant to your cup.
We hope you get the chance to stop in and see our store and try our teas. And if you are only able to shop our store online we hope you have enjoyed our teas and we would love to hear from you. So email us anytime or leave a review on the site for us and others to see. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our love of tea with you.