Apres-Midi is a new teahouse located in the heart of Gastown – It’s a lovely spot, away from all the hassle and bustle of Downtown Vancouver. You really feel the stress melting away the moment you walk thru the door.
And what a lovely door it is! The store is beautiful: large comfy couches for larger parties, small intimate tables and chairs by the floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a set up that really encourages conversation and comfort.
One of my favourite features of the store is their “sniffing” bar. Here you can let you senses explore their different teas.
With over 70 types of teas, ranging from black, green, white, Rooibos and Jasmine. Their choices are tantalizing and delicious. Each tea has its own unique balance, and it has different brewing methods. For example: White tea is more delicate than Rooibos, which requires a longer steeping time.
I chose the Dark Chocolate Black Tea based on the amazing smell. I couldn’t wait to try it.
I opted for ordering the Cream Tea Set – For $13 you get a pot of your choice of tea, four mini scones with Devonshire cream and preserves. It was delicious! I loved the cranberry scones, which came hot and fresh out of the oven. What a treat.
For a limited time, purchase a cream tea set and enjoy 50g of loose tea of your choice. That’s over 20 cups of free tea!
You can follow them on twitter here: @apresmiditea