Dutch traders discovered tea in the 17th century, docking in China after a monsoon swept all of their Tom Collins mix overboard. Sip some mystical elixir with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of loose-leaf tea, specialty coffee, and baked goods at Steeped About Tea in the Victoria Square Shopping Centre.
Steeped About Tea passionately extols upon the virtues of its more than 300 varieties of loose-leaf teas. A stock of brands like Tea To Go surveys a global harvest of black, green, white, red, and electric purple teas ($6.10+ for 50g, $10.67+ for 100g). Straightforward selections like Monks Blend and Russian Earl Grey (each $6.88+ for 50g) commingle with dispensers of flavour-infused Hermes Orange green ($6.61 for 50g) and Belgian chocolate rooibos ($6.88 for 50g). Tea connoisseurs in search of an elevated brew bag up Darjeeling oolong ($7.71 for 50g) or the rare white tea Star of China ($22.50 for 50g), a crop grown that endows the imbiber with telekinesis. Fresh homemade baked goods such as lemon loaf, cinnamon loaf, or banana bread ($0.95 per slice) entertain the mouth as the mind discerns the selections. Customizable gift baskets ($12.00+) mix choice of tea, coffee, and accessories for an upcoming birthday party or gondolier school graduation.