The grey Sunday of April 10 was not enough to keep Torontonians from whetting their curious inner or outer foodies and adventurers at TEAlightful.
Down at Propeller Coffee Co off Landsdowne, TEAlightful delivered an event that made you forget about the severely delayed Spring weather and instead, created a reason to celebrate indoors with a brewed cup of something deliciously aromatic and a tasty nibble of the many treats on offer.
There was a host of workshops that demonstrated how to cook with tea, how to make tea cocktails as well as some tea history. The sessions kept our minds as well as our bellies engaged, and we all left with a new outlook and appreciation for what was in our cup.
Live musicians, vocalists, a tea leaf reader and a belly dancer kept stopped the crowd amidst the tea-drinking talk and fanfare. PixelBooth also let us take away a great memento from the day with our very own PixelStrip.
Tea tastings by Genuine Tea Toronto offered up a selection of wonderful flavours and aromas such as Sakura Rose, Evergreen Peppermint and Lemon Ginger Rooibos. The never-ending fountain of tea was almost like Charlie’s Chocolate river, with a lot less sugar, and was delicious enough to keep returning to.
This event was the result of the hard work by the graduating students at George Brown College. A stellar outcome and a happy crowd, and the passion and goodwill behind the project screamed very loud and clear.
It could have been the tea that had us buzzed by 4pm (you wouldn’t think tea could do that, but trust me, it can!) but I think it’s safe to say that the end to the weekend was done justice. And we only hope that Toronto can keep bringing this calibre of events to the table.