Milk Oolong – Tsaa

    I have been visiting Tsaa (pronounced Cha) since I discovered it apartment hunting. A very well lit cafe style makes it very welcomeing. Promoteing the consumption of glutten free and vegan treats, they also offer coffee, bubble tea, teaware, teas etc. They are very versitile and cary a vass aray of tea ware. From chawans for Japanese tea ceremony to yixings for gong fu ceremony right down to the tea pot I got to use with this weeks tea.
     I apologize that I only have one image as this review is from notes I have sitting around waiting to be posted. I ordered a whole pot of this tea for the afternoon. Hidden is a glass pitcher in which I was given he first infusion and the second was steeping in the pot.  The first sip was creamy and warmed my stomach thoroughly. The brew was very consistent. The second infusion had cooled a little by the time I was able to enjoy it (Japanese homework keeps me quite busy). It had a lighter taste and was sweeter than the tea while it was hot. 
     Drinking tea in this manner is quite relaxing although I felt as though I should have made more infusions with the leaves. Though by the time the second infusion was done I was itching to paint that afternoon. My tea art is a result of that. I perhaps will revisit this tea again sometime in the future and compare many Milk Oolongs together. I am still formulating notes so this may take some time and research on the process for Milk Oolongs themselves.

Tsaa- Tea Shop

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.
Toronto, Ontario