“天氣又轉涼了,來喝點茶吧”

If we say that the new coffee culture is

what makes Vancouver the new cool place,

let us not forget the Tea.

We were so grateful to discover this Tea Bar

on a cold day in Vancouver,

a life savour,

and surely,

a breath of fresh air

in the new cool.

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I love the sense of Space and Zen Modernism in here,

a long counter-to-stool kind of setup,

where you can watch your tea being brewed,

I find meditative calmness and inner peace in watching water boil,

brewing and pouring into different bowls and decanters.

Calm, Relaxing and an interactive experience with the Tea Master.

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茶道,

就是品嘗茶美感之道,

是一種烹茶喝茶的生活藝術,

也是一種領悟。

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There are so many high quality naturally sourced tea to choose from,

Tasting flights, from China to Japan to Taiwan,

We chose the Taiwan tasting flight in 3 different kinds of Oolong tea.

Of which we were impressed by GABA tea,

it has a 梅 aroma, and apparently is good for the brain as told by the Tea Master.

Another Tea that is really the new trend out there –  KOMBUCHA

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Kombucha is a fermented, carbonated tea brewed with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.

What it really is, is a bubbly probiotic super-tea on tap,

kind of in the concept of Yakult 益力多

It really tastes like apple cider.

but good for your body.

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This is simply, perfect.

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And some snacks just in case :)

I thought it was just going to be three cups of tea in the tasting flight,

but we tried at least 3 layers of brewing of each tea,

and it was so relaxing, we at least stayed for 2 hours, and had to pay for parking again and again.

This is a one of a kind experience, and I couldn’t ask for more but this precious quiet time,

with tea, and self-reflection.

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What is your tea inspiration?

茶的領悟,

茶像清泉,

自己看自己,

心田,心態,質量,看懂,看透

寧靜,感受

自在人生,順其自在,

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就是人生之美。

This is the perfect cup.

xx

Leslie

05 Tea, 2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver