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A Storm in a Teacup - Tea Cafe

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by Yui Sakata (subscribe)
A Melbourne food lover and explorer. Invite me over for an honest review!
Published September 19th 2012
Only the best from the world of tea
I'm not making A Storm in a Teacup when I say this little tea cafe is extraordinary.

Located on quiet south end of Smith street, this tiny glass facade is noticeably dainty. Stacks of tin tea boxes are proudly marked "A Storm in a Teacup." With organic bonsai ornament, delightful cakes and tarts are lined on countertop, setting its mood for a secret tea time.

Scanning through the concise menu, it only takes a moment to realise the owner's passion into the universe of tea. Sectioned into white, green, black, and so of tea kinds, each entry describes its origin and character. Price of a cup largely varies depending on origin, rarity, and other reasons. They are especially sourced tea from all over the world.

Presentation is alluring. English-style black tea comes in an earthy pottery. Enjoying tea at A Storm in a Teacup sets the example of fitting ceramics enhancing the taste.

You are to leave the brewing to the experts, who are well aware of popular polar tendencies. Careful drinkers seep their tea a bit too long, and excited enthusiasts pour too early.

At this cafe, tea-soaked prune brownies are signature desert, served with or without cream. Unheard of, yet fitting approach to soak prunes in tea to embed in thick chocolate produces a successful result. A piece comes in just the right size for a casual tea break.

To the paradise of tea, the door is open everyday except Mondays.

Overlooking kitchen and entrance
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Why? The tea of high quality is flawlessly brewed at this cafe.
When: 11am-6pm Tues/Wed, 11am-9pm Thurs, 11am-11pm Fri/Sat, 10am-6pm Sun
Phone: 03-9415-9593
Where: 48A Smith Street Collingwood, Vic. 3066
Cost: $5-20
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