I’m a major tea lover, and I often am so jealous of coffee drinkers. There’s always a new cold brew, gourmet beans and new frappuccinos for coffee lovers. For tea drinkers, we usually have a couple of interesting lattes in the winter, and that’s it.
Starbucks has introduced a new type of tea to their permanent menu, for tea lovers like me to enjoy all year round. Yay! The new beverages are Teavana Tea Lattes.
The main difference between these drinks and other tea lattes, are that they are made with whole-leaf micro-ground tea. They’re then topped with foamed milk and some sweetener. The new teas are available in 4 distinct blends. (more…)
It feels like someone flipped the switch from spring to INSTANT SUMMER. It’s so hot in Toronto that I just want to be lying in front of a fan (or a beach, maybe?) all day long.
If you’re looking to cool off like I am, then this post is for you. David’s Tea has a bunch of new iced teas to keep you cool all summer long. The Boardwalk Collection ($28) features 5 sweet teas for summer. (more…)
Tea is my favourite drink all year round. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter- I start my day with tea, and end it with tea as well. And that’s not such a bad thing, because tea is actually pretty healthy! Black tea (my favourite) is full of anti-oxidants, low in calories and decreases your risk for cardiovascular disease. Sounds great, right? (more…)
Something about fall makes me want to curl up with a giant cup of tea. Especially with this wet, rainy weather! David’s Tea is one of the best places in the city to sip, smell and experience new flavours of tea. The following flavours are part of their Fall collection and were created with the outdoors in mind.
Toasted Marshmallow is a black tea with marshmallow, brittle pieces, cinnamon, allspice and roasted kukicha green tea. I really want to try this one!
This Pumpkin Chai tea is my favourite fall tea from David’s. It’s a black tea made with cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel, squash, carrot, caramel bits and pumpkin candies. It is a spicy, energetic tea.
Banana nut bread is a sweet herbal tea comprised of dates, currants, almonds and banana pieces and slices. Sounds relaxing!
MoRoCo Cholat is one of my favourite places to have brunch in the city! It’s elegant, beautifully ornate and sells delectable macarons. It’s an excellent place for high tea and dessert. MoRoCo has three seatings. Brunch on weekends, afternoon tea and dinner. This weekend I stopped by for brunch with a friend.
We shared a pot of Swiss Schoko tea ($10) that was served with a yummy strawberry macaron. Swiss Schoko tea was a “Ceylon black tea layered with chocolate pieces, vanilla, almond and calendula.” It was delicious, and the chocolate taste was very pleasant.
For my meal, I chose the Savoury Crepes ($17) with chicken and mushroom in a white cream sauce. It was delicious! And surprisingly filling. I also ordered a side of homefries ($6) but I didn’t end up finishing them! I’ve also had the breakfast pastry basket in the past, and it’s filled with warm breads and pastries. A good choice for only $11.
My friend had the Blackstone Eggs Benedict ($19). It was her first time having eggs benedict (I’m not a fan) and she really enjoyed them. She especially liked the capers.
In addition to the restaurant, there is also a shop attached to the store. MoRoCo makes their own chocolates and macarons. They have cookies, sweets and more for sale. I especially liked these boyfriend chocolate treats!
A Word to the Wise: MoRoCo can be a fantastic place, but it also has it’s downfalls. It’s not the best for groups, because they don’t do separate bills. Also, they automatically add a 18.5% tip to all bills. The service varies, and I usually have to beg them to bring us sugar and milk for our tea.