Sunday, August 21, 2011
Red Tea Box on Queen St West
The Red Tea Box on Queen St West is a unique tea shop and restaurant that fits well with the other fun and quirky establishments on that street. The store is at the front and sells tea leaves and teapots as well as sweets (cookies, cakes, chocolates). There are also a few dining tables and chairs in the middle of the store that hint at the tea salon and restaurant area in the back. It seemed strange to dine in midst of the shoppers so we opted to have our lunch in the official dining areas.
Walking through the store and then down a narrow hallway adjacent the kitchen, we emerge into a beautiful garden patio that was perfect for a warm summer afternoon. The decor in the patio complemented the zen feel of the tea shop with a large red Asian parasol, and an ornate metal screen that had Indian motifs.
Red Tea Box
696 Queen St W