Montréal | Tea at Camellia Sinensis and Ming Tao Xuan

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 1 No tags Permalink 0

When I visit a different city, finding all the notable tea, sweets, hotels, and afternoon tea spots are at the top of my priority list. Other stuff (real food! culture! shopping!) get in there somehow, but it’s these things that get me really excited.

We have many afternoon tea spots in NYC. But when it comes to places where we can sit and get 

just

 tea, there are not many options. Cha-An is the only one I can think of. But in Montréal there’s not only one but two (and likely more!)

just

tea spots.

If you’re only going to visit one, make it Camellia Sinensis. They have three locations – go to the tea house on Rue Émery.

The tea menu is extensive, and after you order they ask if you want to prepare the tea yourself or have them prepare it for you. So nice to have this option (aka one more thing NYC should adopt ;) April had her

Bai Hao Yin Zhen

 prepared…

…while I asked to prepare my own order of the 

Pu Er 1992 Menghai

. One…

…two…

…three. Just look at that liquor, ahhh ^_^

And then if you have time, visit Ming Tao Xuan.

This place is a bit touristy with knick-knacks crammed in every corner.

But the owners are nice and there’s nothing like spending Sunday morning…

…with a book and Dong Ding Oolong.

One to smell (

闻香杯)

, one to drink.

Camellia Sinensis

351 Rue Émery, Montréal, QC H2X 1J2, Canada

+1 514-286-4002

Ming Tao Xuan

451 Rue Saint Sulpice, Montréal, QC H2Y 2V8, Canada

+1 514-845-9448

1 Comment
  • Helena Hao Ding
    April 9, 2013

    I totally agree with you!I am a tea person and I drink Zi-Sun( , "Purple Bamboo Shoot") or An-ji Bai Cha (at home every day. It's really hard to find a quiet and nice tea spot in NYC.

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