After a long day at work I decided to try out a shop I saw while apartment hunting. On the Danforth only steps away from Chester Station was this adorable shop. If there had not been tea things in the window I would have passed it off as a regular cafe.
Once I was inside I was welcomed by a warm atmosphere and a wide selection of food and drinks to choose from, not just tea but bubble tea and different coffees. A fire place and a wide selection of tea ware which was featured not only for purchase but as art as well.
My first cup for the evening was a Yunnan Gold Superior which I enjoyed along side a grilled chicken and veggie sandwich. It paired quite well and balanced out the meal. After while reading ( I,Lucifer) I had another cup but of Phoenix Mt. Oolong Tea. Out of all the times I have had a high grade tea , this is the second or third time that I experienced “tea drunkenness”.
Tea drunkenness is the best kind, it relaxes the body from the inside out. Slowly it warms you, feels almost like hot flashes but it creates a full feeling in the stomach. Eventually it spreads and your head feels light the same that happens with true drunkenness from alcohol.
After finding a tea that creates this effect I have reserved this shop for those long days when I need a little release from the world. With the holidays coming I plan on visiting this week to relax and get back to things. I dislike being angry at people who come in looking for tea or tea ware because they are comming in large numbers and sometimes manners are gone. If you work in retail, especially one that is part of a large company (or growing one), take a moment for yourself to refresh get back to those times where helping makes you feel good. Because, helping should feel good~ Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone <3
412 Danforth Ave.