Just have to give a shout out to the wonderful folks who work at the Uptown location in Victoria BC. Fantastic people with a true passion for the product, I always end up spending more time than planned in the store talking about tea and coming up with new combinations to try. They know what I’ve tried, and what I need to try, know what I like without having to tell them. I’m in there so frequently (at least once a week now) and they’re always genuinely happy to see me. Walking into the store feels like I’m walking into family’s home, I feel accepted and welcomed. It’s more than a retail store. It’s more than a tea bar. It’s that cozy little breakfast nook in your grandmother’s kitchen, or the squishy armchair your dad had when you were a kid. Very few places can make a person feel like that in the hustle and bustle of modern life, and the ones that do are usually small businesses in tiny towns in the middle of nowhere, where everyone knows everyone, not one piece o!
f a larger company in a busy city full of faceless people. I go back to the Uptown store so frequently not JUST because of the fantastic tea, but because amazing people like the folks working there are just so hard to find in this city. It’s because of them that I choose the Uptown store every time, despite there being two other stores in the city. Thank you David’s Tea for not only a fantastic product, but for the chance to meet such great people, for a safe place to go and have a cup of tea with friends, and for turning “Let’s go for coffee” to “Let’s go have tea”.