Experience hosted by Mélissa

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

For our Afternoon Tea, we will meet at a Chinese Tea boutique. Although they are a Montreal company, they ave their own farms in Fujian. Here we will taste and talk about the history of tea. We will walk from Chinatown to the Latin Quarter through our former Red Light District and see many murals. In the Latin Quarter, we will visit one of the top tea importers in North America and their tea sommelier school. There we will learn about the different families of tea and some of the principles in making the best tea. Next, we will move to the Plateau Mont-Royal where we visit the boutique of a tea company that is over 150 years-old and a french company with Russian roots. There we will also taste. Next, we will move to a very special Japanese Tea room and eat as well as taste unique teas with the owner that goes directly to the farms in Japan and Taiwan. Lastly, we will move to a tea room for a high tea style tea with the stacked plates of finger sandwiches, pastries and scones, ending in the Mile-End. Here we will talk about the British and tea. There are no white gloves in this tea room, but everything is delicious and made in-house and the decor is very unique. There is 3.3 km's of walking on this tour. We see Chinatown, the Latin Quarter, the Plateau Mont-Royal and the Mile-End, all the while tasting, eating and learning and sometimes just soaking-in these unique places.
Other things to note
There is 3.3 km's of walking on this tour and alot of content. Please be prepared to walk that distance and dresses for the weather. Sometimes we walk briskly. There is too much caffeine for pregnant women and children under 12 on this tour.
For our Afternoon Tea, we will meet at a Chinese Tea boutique. Although they are a Montreal company, they ave their own farms in Fujian. Here we will taste and talk about the history of tea. We will walk from Chinatown to the Latin Quarter through our former Red Light District and see many murals. In the Latin Quarter, we will visit one of the top tea importers in North America and their tea sommelier school. There we will learn about the differe…

Meet your host, Mélissa

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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My name is Mélissa Simard and I have been running a gastronomic tour company since 2012 called 'Round Table Tours. I have a professional cooking diploma, a BA in Canadian Studies and I am a certified tour guide. I have also won a slew of entrepreneurial prizes. I want to bring you into the world of tea. You will never see it the same after you taste some of the things on the tour and meet some of the people who work in the industry. Learn the abc's, the history but mostly experience the diverse forms tea takes on and cultures that it is used by. I have been running this tour since 2016 and I want to show you it because I LOVE TEA. I also love the beautiful neighbourhoods and their reach history that we will walk through. You may think you know tea or that you don't at a all, but let us surprise you!
My name is Mélissa Simard and I have been running a gastronomic tour company since 2012 called 'Round Table Tours. I have a professional cooking diploma, a BA in Canadian Studies and I am a certified tour guide. I have also won a slew of entrepreneurial prizes. I want to bring you into the world of tea. You will never see it the same after you taste some of the things on the tour and meet some of the people who work in the industry. Learn the abc's, the history but mostly experience the diverse…
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Where you'll be

-A Chines tea boutique based out of Montreal with their own farms in Fujian provine
-A tea sommelier school that is very unique
-A boutique with products from a french owned but formerly Russian company that is over 150 years-old
-A beautiful and decadent Japanese tea room where we will be guided through tasting with the owner. We will also begin eating here
-A Tea Room with British style High Tea with finger sandwiches, scones and pastries

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Appropriate clothing and footwear for walking 3.3 km's in whatever weather it is
A reusable water bottle

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.