I’ve been running around like a madwoman for the past couple of days, fueled by coffee, coffee, and more coffee. In an attempt to shake things up, I stopped in at T for, erm, a cup of tea. They’ve got a great selection of teas from all over the world, with little sample jars to sniff. It’s lots of fun, but it’s really hard to pick just one.
My favourite is the vanilla Earl Grey ($23.95 for a 3.5 oz tin) which tastes even better than it sounds. It’s like the tea leaves walked into a pastry shop, ate whole Tahitian vanilla beans, and rolled around in a tub of dark caramel. It’s not too sweet, though – you can still taste the tea underneath all the sweetness. If you’re craving a little snack, you can get a scone and tea for $5.80 plus tax. Try the ginger-currant scone – it has little chunks of candied ginger in it, which makes an otherwise lovely scone just a little more special.
They also sell tea accessories: teapots, teacups, tea strainers, tea cozies…you get the idea.
1568 W. Broadway