So we came into this place after an afternoon of shopping around town and had to wait a little.This just furthered my interest even more. Once we were seated, we got little menus and a bell. The bell was for us to use when we were ready to order, so we didn’t get that “can I take your order” rushed feeling. We were able to leisurely look at the menu and take our time. And time was needed, it was such a detailed menu that provided such rich information. I liked how there was an introduction in the beginning, so that even someone new to tea could feel welcome in this place. I loved the descriptions for the tea, they were also quite detailed and made the decision process easy and hard, because there was so much to choose from.
The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable in tea. I found them super relax, which added to that relaxing ambiance. There was no sign of stress in this place. So with my family we tried three different teas.
I tired the Hojicha, which is a fire-roasted green tea that has a different color and flavor than other Japanese green teas.So I thought it was a great tea that was served, in what I think was a Houhin ( A traditional style of small Japanese teapot in Chinese-style porcelain with a built-in leaf strainer. Suitable for personal infusion of almost any sort of tea.) I loved the smoky, almost roasty smell that this tea had. It was interesting to have such a different smell to associate with tea. The taste was light, lighter than I expected.
My sister had an interesting black tea: Hong Mu Dan, which was quite pleasing to the eye. It looked particularly good and enchanting. I tried a few sips of this tea an it was quite tasty, I would order this one perhaps if I revisited Dobra tea.
Lastly, my parents shared a pot of Rooibos, which came in a cute red teapot and matching mini red cups.
All in all, I was very much impressed by this tea place and would for sure return to Burlington to enjoy some good tea. If you are in and around Burlington Vermont, I highly recommend you to check this place out.
So I when I found out that Mississauga had a tea store like this, I was ecstatic. Recently opened ( Nov 2012), this independent tea store is unique and a breath of fresh air. I really like the look of the place. I just visited it this weekend and was impressed. I learnt some new things and tried a new tea. The people were friendly and approachable. The tea I tried was called earl grey bouquet. I am planning on going back.
I had one of the most amazing tea experiences ever this summer by visiting this lovely store. Before visiting the heart of all things Kusmi in Canada, I was subjected to just little tastes and teasings of this wonderful company. To go into this store was heaven. I awaited a few months to actually go and be able to go to this store, in this time I was giddy with excitement and eagerly counting down the days till I would go.
It really was quite the experience, much better than my expectations. The boutique was large and spacey and filled from floor to ceiling with teas, I had literally walked into my version of heaven. I was just so in awe by the beauty of what I saw. The man working there was very kind and personable, he even let me take pictures of the whole store. It was also a great way to practice my French and chat with someone about tea.
Not going to lie, Kusmi Tea is more expensive than I would like it to be, but for the quality you get, you really can’t complain. I have never really been dissatisfied with a tea from Kusmi, I do think that their specialities are their exclusive blends. I am planning on another visit really soon… giddy with excitement at that possibility.
I honestly had a great experience going here one day. My cousin and I went in the store simply to browse and met the most helpful and kind person, who turned out to be the store manager. She introduced us to matcha… which was something new for the both of us. Sadly it’s now Teavana…
I love this place… I am basically addicted. Looking beyond my addiction, the staff are always friendly and share my enthusiasm in tea. I really love going there and leaving satisfied. I always anticipate my next visit.