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Where We Steep: Camellia Sinensis, Montreal

Start with a sample of the day's tea—like an almost sugar-sweet Hualien Fengmi oolong from Taiwain, airy and completely free of bitterness—and then take on the herculean task of selecting from the extensive tea list. Seasonal choices included a Shincha, Hong Xue Cha organic, and a Fair Trade Darjeeling—and then choose your method of preparation (Yixing clay pot, Gaiwan ("zhong" in French) or Kyuusu.) It's inspiring to sit surrounded by so many people on their own tea explorations, but the teas themselves are yet more inspiring. More

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