Come experience Kingston in Spring! We will meet in the heart of Kingston's downtown core among all the wonderful sights and smells the city has to offer. Next, we will embark on our tour of downtown Kingston together, checking out hidden alleyways and the highlights of my city. There will be plenty of time to snap pictures to capture the best image. I'll go over the history and stories of Kingston throughout our journey. Just when you are ready to rest your feet we will head down to the waterfront for a tea tasting experience. We will complete a full sensory evaluation of tea, comparing and contrasting different teas from around the world. We will end the tour with panoramic views of the water as we enjoy delicious tea and conversation. Suitable for solo travellers. On colder days blankets will be provided for the tea tasting portion of the event. We will cup 4 different teas for the tea tasting.
Hi! My name is Erica and I am one of 231 Tea Sommeliers across Canada. A tea sommelier is an expert on tea, and I can’t wait to share my knowledge with you. Before I started to train my palette and study tea, I was a tour guide for Canada’s most popular tourist destinations: Niagara Falls and Ottawa. What does touring a destination and tasting tea have in common? Both experiences tell the unique story of geography, climate, people and places. Not only am I your guide for Kingston and tea, I will be your storyteller.
Tea I’ll provide loose leaf teas from various tea producing countries. We will complete a full sensory evaluation of each…
Blanket On cooler fall days, blankets will be provided for the tea tasting portion for each guest.
Together we will explore limestone alleyways and Kingston's famous tucked away artist alleyway that is covered with local art. Highlights will include Kingston's last gas lamp, several national heritage sites, a stationary train and the most interesting buildings of Kingston's downtown core. Our tea tasting will take place at the water, across from Wolfe Island and in the backdrop of Kingston's Royal Military College.
Spring in Kingston may be cool and wet! Kingston is very windy so please ensure you dress warmly! Feel free to inquire about this experience on a different date or time not listed!