First noticed the art design before actually tasting the tea–That was the initial attraction. I often am tempted by art & design before I know anything about the content. (Sounds like how people meet & marry!). Nearly everyone has heard the old saying about a book & its cover. At DAVIDsTEA (the calligraphy of their name grabbed my attention), you can have both a good book with a good cover in the form of their wide array of teas.
I went to the Mall outlet @ Westfield Centre & asked the staff if I could take some photographs & they were quite lovely about it, not put off at all. I steered clear of customers, so as not to disrupt things & it was a nice experience. They gave me one of their splendidly designed booklets. Appropriately entitled the tea menu. The variety is wide & has several with clever names “cold 911”–“forever nuts”–no doubt to drink when reading Forever Amber?!
I like the teas I have tried & enjoy the shop’s upbeat energy. It’s upbeat without being intrusive, and that’s a huge thing in this world of stress & high pressure sales.
One question I have not asked anyone is “What is Kosher tea?” I noticed that most of the teas are labelled as such. Perhaps drinking tea is a religious experience?
I just seek pleasant flavour.
They sell their teas for individual enjoyment, or as gift packages. The seasonal design we see now looks like the call of Autumn. Happy Tea Time!
HERE IS A YOU TUBE ABOUT DAVIDsTEA!
You will hear a bit about branding–seems to be the word of the moment–Keeping up with buzz words is nearly as big a job as whatever one’s chosen business is these days!