What a tea experience that was. I feel enlightened. I had dropped
my car off at the mechanics (auto masters) and was walking home
when i saw some teapots in the window on palmerston street..tea
I thought.thatd b nice. I was greetedby the owner who is a very
passionate chinese tea woman. She refers to us as the westomers
or western customers which I thought was funny. After that amazing
tea experience I ask myself why do we the "whites" put
sugar in our tea? And drink it in big cups with milk lol? Stupid
whites have been drinking tea the wrong way for generations. But
i felt good to let her "the owner" educate me on all the
correct methods, procedures, brews and strain info. She's a tea
guru. I bought the bought glass set with six cups and 20 sachets
of their fresh green tea. Very happy. Won't forget that tea experience."
A very quaint Chinese mother and son greeted us on our visit to
the store. We were after some oriental tea meant as a gift for a
friend. After mentioning that we were interested in a unique oolong,
some pu-erhs and chrysanthemum, they actually sat us down and gave
us free tea tastings for all three types - all the while making
it clear that we were under no obligation to purchase anything;
they were true tea fanatics, not salespeople. They taught us how
to brew each type of tea properly and even toured us on several
different tea mugs that we were interested in. We spent over $100
so we got a 20% discount and it was indeed a very happy purchase!
be scared that it all seems really foreign - the pair speak English
very fluently and are not condescending at all.
note that this place specializes in Chinese teas specifically, I
think, so if you're after Japanese or western teas, you may have
better luck elsewhere." Hung-Yi Loo
This is a feast for all senses!
would have walked straight passed this tea gallery if it weren't
for the elaborate window display, creatively showcasing some gorgeous
intrinsic, tea cup sets on a wooden, circular display shelf. I walked
up to the door, which was locked, and pushed the door bell - as
instructed by the signage - how mysterious. A woman opened the door
and greeted me while i began my adventure. This establishment is
more than a sip and much more than a gallery! As I walked through
the display of fine china and tea party dreams, the woman offered
me a tasting of some tea, which I initially declined but succumbed
to her encouraging manner. She is truly passionate about tea and
teh process of making, drinking and enjoying it. I browsed a little
longer while she produced a frozen packet to me the "Tie Guan
Yin - organic glacial tea" fresh from the freezer - I later
discovered that this is the semi-fermented tea for the light weights.
A safe bet for first timers. When she was ready to begin the ceremony
I sat at a marble table and she explained the process of the tea,
how it was prepared, how best to maximize the flavour and usefulness
of the tea. Then once poured "to the last drop" we drank
and she explained the health benefits specifically related to the
aid of digestion, detoxing and subsequent weight loss. " Taz
Now I don't think I stop talking about how much I love tea, perhaps
it is my very British upbringing. I moved over here when I was 12
and well, that true british love for tea still hasn't left the system.
Now I love nothing more than beautiful tea cups and saucers. I have
a collection at home of old vintage cups, perfect for any Alice
in Wonderland themed tea party.
think the lady like tea more than anyone I have ever met and she
made me really happy with her passionate love for all things tea.
We got talking about a load of different types of tea and she recommend
some that I had never heard about before. I have tried her recommendations
all of which where delicious.
gallery of all this tea is sure to put a smile on any tea lovers
face! " Happy P.
On the hunt for a nice tea to drink, we made an unplanned stop at
It's More Than A Sip. What a great experience!
ringing the doorbell to enter, we were greeted by the store owner,
who was conducting a tasting. We were asked if we would like to
join the tasting.
tea tasting was like no other. We tried the Glacier Tea, which is
a semi-green Oolong tea. The smell of the Glacier Tea was like smelling
a delicate, fresh flower. The taste was just as pure.
shop owner was very knowledgeable about Chinese teas -- how to rinse
them, brew them and enjoy them. We tried two other teas, after having
several pours of each.
purchased the Glacier Tea and the store owner gave us a sample of
a black tea to try at home. Looking forward to the next time we
can stop by!
any tea drinkers or those who like to try new things, this is the
place to go." Carolyn B.
Another man was in the shop and he too was invited to this tea ceremony
for three. he had experienced the glacial tea previously and was
going to take on the fully fermented variety. This was explained
by him as similiar to wine in that, the older the tea is, the more
expensive it becomes. The whole experience was lovely. Elaine, who
is the woman who runs this gallery - shrine to tea is a very warm
and patient woman who I a sure I will see again. She did say that
more westerners are getting into her teas and seeing the benefits
so hopefully her business will continue to touch the lives of the
Perth community and we can enjoy some of the Chinese herbal remedies
at our finger tips.
than just a sip ... The tea gallery is a cup of life! " It's
More Than A Sip Tea Art Gallery