Here is an up and coming for sure….a new store is on the way in beautiful Halifax and I look fwd to stopping by for some teas. Presently, one can purchase teas at a variety of locations (depending where the owners have advertised i.e. fairs etc.) The primary location is at the Dartmouth Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. The teas are fresh, and the variety remains somewhat small but I know that the owners are really hooked on tea and spent, to give it their all when it comes to customer svc. If these qualities of customer svc, quality teas, and crazy, just plain loving anything about tea is provided and offered to the customer in July 10 then Halifax has one more tea house that will most certainly offer tea lovers a run for their money!
Fm what I tried the teas were resonably priced and fresh. I enjoyed what David’s Tea calls ‘The Skinny’ which is an organic blend/mixture of oolong, puerh, ginger and some ginseng. They claim that according to ancient Chinese wisdom it is suggested that your metabolism is sped up and block fat absorption when drinking this tea….I am no expert but I do love tea and this tea is simply wonderful if one likes ginger & ginseng. A little strong but for sure a wonderful tea anytime of the day.
The new store itself in the Halifax Shopping Centre is flashy and new…and it appears that there are always customers purchasing teas….that is good when people are drinking beautiful loose leaf teas. I do have sevearal reservations though…the teas are stored in large containers that have been observed to remain open on the counter for customers to sample the elegant aromas but to my shagrin that there are no sample or smaller containers for the ‘general public’ to sample rather than the large tins that are for general sales….I really don’t want to purchase teas that other have placed their noses into the container…just my observation. Other than that…customer svc is great…some sales people are not as experienced or versed on teas but it will come with time. Great store and glad to see them in Halifax.
Presently there is no place in Halifax to sit and savor sumptuesity. That is…being present in a place that is tea; except when visiting Mie Mie at the Sawadee Tea House. Take a stroll down Granville Market and stop by the historic properties along the Halifax waterfront area to take in the over 100 varieties of organic, green, black, white and oolong teas. Share in the East Coast hospitality that only Halifax can offer you as you taste your way to tea-heaven!