You can spot the tell-tale signs almost immediately from behind the counter: those who finished their Christmas shopping days or even weeks ago and who are perhaps picking up some hosting items or additional stocking stuffers, those who are methodically going through the list and those who are just beginning. We've seen all three types over the last few days and will for the next couple as well (our full holiday hours are listed below).
Whether you're looking for something very special for a tea aficionado, a super-elegant hostess gift or a teacher gift on this last day before the holidays begin, consider the special edition gold-tin Kusmi Tsarevna Christmas blend tea.
Kusmi was founded the same year as the Confederation of Canada 150 years ago in St. Petersburg by Pavel Michailovitch Kousmichoff - a poor delivery boy who learned the blending arts at the hand of a master tea blender and rose to create one of the world's great tea merchants. The family fled the Russian Revolution and centred the brand in Paris in 1917.
Cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, anise, ginger and liquorice are all notes in this black tea symphony and the tin is big and bright enough to be of use to your own little drummer boy or girl probably by next Christmas!
We're open 10:00am to 8:00pm today and tomorrow, the 22nd and 23rd.
December 24th, 10:00am to 4:00pm
December 25th & 26th we are closed
(Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day everyone!)
December 27th we're open 10:00am to 7:00pm
December 28th we're open noon until 6:00pm.