Choose Between Two Options
- C$10 for admission for two to Tea Sparrow’s second annual Tea-Off (C$20 value)
- C$19 for admission for four to Tea Sparrow’s second annual Tea-Off (C$40 value)
The event takes place 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on October 25, 2015 at the Heritage Hall. During the all-day tea party, 16 top-rated teas from 8–9 different companies from around the world go head-to-head for the distinction of top place.
It all started when Michael Menashy, now a self-described "tea party animal," tried his first loose leaf tea. He was in China, and a factory owner brewed him a floral-scented oolong in his empty boardroom. Ever since then, he's been spreading the word about loose leaf tea's delights through Tea Sparrow.
The mail-order tea company, which he co-founded with chef Zeta Newis, works simply. Every month, each subscriber receives a curated (and taste-tested) package of four teas, which collectively yields about 35 cups. Once they've sampled all the teas, subscribers then submit reviews, such as "love the floral scent" or "very crunchy without water" to help the team further customize the next month's package.