Afternoon tea at Annvita Tea Room

On Halloween 2015, Yuki and I decided to try the newest tea room near my place, Annvita Tea Room. It opened a few months ago but I never got a chance to visit it til now.

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Don’t let the grungy parking lot or the neighbouring chicken store fool you, it’s a pretty tea room inside.

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Here is their menu. Probably the prettiest but also the worst menu (read: overwhelming) I’ve ever come upon. It makes the mistake of having too much content. I love reading but I do NOT want to sit around reading through a menu. I’m not kidding. There are tabs on the menu and someone needs to come by and spend 10 minutes explaining everything for you to understand.

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Like most tea rooms, they do have tea leaves for you to smell but they have SO MANY teas to choose from that they have the samples divided per table.

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After navigating through that menu, we finally decided on afternoon tea for two which came to $90. The tier arrived before the tea which is not usually the case.

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FINALLY the tea arrived. This was actually pretty good. I mean, probably one of the better teas I’ve had to be honest. What’s the secret? They brew the milk IN with the tea. Blasphemous. But I don’t care, I’m not a purist. It was exactly the kind of sugary and creamy goodness I was looking for. 😛 It even came with a mousse with cracker.

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For the savory tier, we have a ham and cheese croissant, a chicken salad croissant, shrimp & salmon cracker, more ham, and pineapples wrapped with bacon. (Yo dawg we heard you like pork)
As you can see, they only gave us one of each sandwich which baffles my mind considering how much we’re paying for this. So I ended up with the ham. It was OK. I can’t comment on the chicken. The shrimp salmon cracker was also mediocre. I found the bacon too dry – saved by the pineapple. The ham slices were dry but ok for flavour.

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Now this is where they shine! Their scones were delicious. One was a regular scone the other a rose flavoured scone. The seafood puff tasted too seafood-ey. (Before you say that I’m picky, let it be known that I was a pescetarian for over 2 years so when I say something is seafood-ey, I mean it!) The madeleines were forgettable. Yuki said the kiwis were green/raw.

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Their tiramisu was delicious! But why is there only one?! The macarons were also soft so I was pretty pleased with that. I could have done without the other two desserts.

All in all, it was a decent tea room. Would I return again? Not if they continue to charge that much for half the portions!
However, if the downtown area is too far for you, Annvita is a decent option uptown.

Annvita Tea Room
annvita.com
5437 Yonge Street,Toronto, ON
(647) 505-5666

A piece of me… in Dec 2010 (Happy New Year!)

a monthly game started by Shirley of Notes from the Toothfairy ♥
More info on the game: This game is to share a piece of you, every month. That way, you and your readers can see what’s happening in your life, including the changes. I.E. one month, you might love chocolate, a few months later you’ve might come to hate it. It’s also to remind ourselves of people you love and the plans you have – Shirley

What the heck happened to me? I totally forgot. Oh yeah it happened on Christmas and I was a busy bee that day! =P

ALSO HAPPY NEW NEAR YEAR to everyone! I will be having a giveaway soon so watch out for that. Anyway, onto the meme…

I don’t like: not having enough sleep! Bad for you, I tell you! But I guess I’m done a little earlier today and I’m able to nappy nap at home before Mr.S and I watch Tangled. And OMFG Day Zero died due to heavy traffic. I panicked for 3 seconds – the thought of all my hard work picking goals for 1001 days. Luckily, they are safe :3

I want you to know: that I had loads of fun painting a tea set with my good friends!! And I finally did my first ever geocache on Jan 1st

I’ve planned: to make chicken wings for the first time (like home made, guys!) And also do some more geocaching.

I want to say to someone special: Yuki (at notyourcheese.orG), Thanks for always being there when I need to talk! And although 2010 was a bit rocky in the beginning, we worked it out and even then you were there when I needed some guidance. Love you!

Here’s a picture of the tea set we ended up painting,.

Anyway here are pictures of my two cousins (once removed) with my boyfriend AND DUFY. SO ADORABLE <3

How did you celebrate your New Years?