Raiding local trees and throwing their leaves in boiling water cuts down on aphid infestations, but it won't make a good cup of tea. Enjoy leaf-water made from ingestion-appropriate plants with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of tea and more at The Naked Leaf. This Groupon is only valid for in-store purchases.
The independent teaporium offers an abundant selection of natural and organic teas alongside locally made chocolates, teaccessories, and teafused skin products in its cozy Kensington shop. Ease your morning with a cup of the lightly caffeinated Japanese houjicha, an organic green tea with a toasted flavour ($18 for 70g), or for a strong start to a day of weight- and baby-lifting, brew up a cup of the Chinese smoky black, a slightly fruity black tea smoked with pine sap ($18 for 100g). White, oolongs, mate, chai, and more are offered at the tearie, and aficionados of the brewable can happily spend an afternoon leafing through the selection or mooning over the handmade teapots, teacups, and gallery of tea storage tins designed by local Calgary artists.
The Naked Leaf is independently owned and operated by a former professional dancer with a passion for the tasty leaves and their myriad health benefits. The warm and knowledgeable staff is happy to help new tea drinkers find a blend or hairstyle that's right for them among the shop's seemingly endless collection.
The Naked Leaf
As a professional dancer, Jonathan Kane consistently turned to tea when he needed help summoning stamina for his routines. These days, he channels that same passion into his shop, The Naked Leaf. Here, he dispenses a range of organic teas that are imported from around the world and free of preservatives and artificial flavours, and he even keeps free samples on hand for visitors to taste test. He also encourages his customers to decorate their tea canisters with customized labels crafted from their own art, photos, and text.
When he's not espousing the benefits of tea, Jonathan dedicates his time to supporting the creativity of his community. Each canister of tea he sells is plastered with a limited-edition label that showcases artwork from locals, whose pieces adorn the shop. The Naked Leaf also stocks handmade tea ware from local artisans, locally made chocolates, and tea leaves harvested from local caffeine trees.
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