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Teaopia | Victoria | 600-block of Fort St.

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#1 Holden West

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:19 PM

I tried this place out on Sunday. It's in the old Artevo gallery shop at 616 Fort in the Bay Centre.

Basically, you're confronted with a giant wall of tea buckets. You choose your blend and they steep if for you in a big glass mug.

Unless you know exactly what you want it's a bit intimidating choosing among the dozens of flavours. I recommend asking the clerk for a recommendation based on your preferences.

I didn't notice if they served drip coffee. If your tea break partner isn't in the mood for tea you'd best continue elsewhere.

I enjoyed the tea and the surroundings and would definitely recommend it but I'm not sure the maximum selection of tea and minimum selection of anything else is a long-term winner.
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#2 Sparky


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:50 PM

^ Thanks Holden, I like a nice cuppa, especially on a blustery fall day. There is/was another tea shop higher up on Fort where the selections were massive. You could smell the shop three doors away from the sidewalk.

#3 masiyou

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:06 PM

This is the only place in town I've found decent Tie Guanyin tea but it seems overpriced at 4.25 a cup.


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