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Tea Desire in Nanaimo, BC
kanata rated this place
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The sheer chaos and dirtiness of this store put me off. I’ve wandered in a few times and have yet to make a purchase as it always feels overcrowded, the tea pots and cups are dusty, and the employees clueless.

I did get a free tasting of their blueberry yohgurt tea while I “shopped” there (walked around in a circle as the employees were taking up all the space and once again restocking their stock – replacing dirty wares for new dirty wares?) and it was semi-flavourful. I tried to ask the tea guy more about it but his extent of help was to read the sign above it to me.

They did have “samplers” for sale for 2-4 dollars but they didn’t include their entire tea line and were just enough to make one pot of tea.



I’m probably considered a heathen by true tea afficienados. I tend to accidentally over-boil and put too much milk in all my tea. I seem to land in the black tea/earl grey category when it comes to favourites but am trying to branch out. Living in a small town I can only experience non-bagged tea via online shopping which sucks to say the least and I’m always on the look out for a good store. Drop me a line about one if you have an idea. Bonus points if Canadian. :)


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