While many people are focusing on third wave coffee culture, a similar revolution is taking place with tea and one of the best examples of this phenomenon is Toronto's 'Plentea.' Unlike other tea shops, this contemporary space is staffed by knowledgeable tea sommeliers serving up scratch-made drinks by the cup.
Located in Toronto's hip Parkdale neighborhood, Plentea is a modern tea bar co-owned by entrepreneurs Al Barwani and Mohammed Bin Yahya. The shop itself is a chic, open-concept space that is meant to inspire those who visit. At the counter, tea sommeliers serve up creative teas from scratch by combining freshly ground ingredients plucked from the vast collection of containers hanging on the walls. Some of the most popular concoctions include a soothing citrus drink called a Hot Toddy and the ultra-indulgent Coconut Cream Latte.
For those looking for a modern tea shop experience, this Toronto hotspot is the perfect destination.