Brewing Tea 101

Author: Shirley and Mike Wong

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Simple beauty of contents of Chocolate Macaroon tea by David’s Tea. Its main components are black tea, toasted coconut, pecans and cacao nibs.

“I got nasty habits: I take tea at three.”

– Mick Jagger

 This ain’t your granny’s tea: gone forever are the days of stuffy, boring leaves. Hip Toronto-based retailer David’s Tea has changed the attitude toward tea in the Canadian beverage landscape. Their stores are a bright turquoise, the staff are welcoming and there is an embarrassment of riches, as in tea blends, you can try.
They are also brilliant at dreaming up inventive, mouth watering flavours. Just be warned that you may get hooked on a limited-edition tea; when it’s time is up, it’s unlikely they’re bring it back again.

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Review of Caffe Divano (Burnaby Heights): Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley and Mike Wong

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Caffe Divano’s chai with latte art and mini cookie on the side. It was deliciously textured and the barista can also make you a custom blended chai. Divano is Stop 5 in our weekly Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.”

– Howard Schultz

You may be someone who has made a zombie-like daily journey to the same chain coffee shop for years. But have you ever passed another more interesting café, and wondered about it? Well we used to pass Caffe Divano in our ‘hood, until today. It’s our 5th stop in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee. Continue reading Review of Caffe Divano (Burnaby Heights): Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

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