Chapels on Whatley – Tea Heaven

Posted by on 15, Sep, 2011 in Maylands, Perth Cafes, Tea | Comments Off

I can only handle so many coffees in one day, so when I am still ready to keep going, I go to a tea place.  A perfect spot on Whatley Crescent in Maylands exists, it’s called “Chapels on Whatley“.

If you are into tea, you may already be aware of this sensational place. I love my green tea and appreciate a good cup. Recently I started to explore teas a bit more than usual and am slowly working my taste buds through their extensive range.

At the moment I’m drinking their Bai Hao Silver Needle tea, which is a white tea. This tea is the premium of teas, and it’s the 1st leaf that appears on the tea tree, it’s only picked once a year which is in spring. The tea comes from Fuijian province in China. It’s the most expensive tea you can get your hands on, it’s the one with most antioxidants and least caffeine in it. So if your body needs some antioxidants, you’ve found your perfect match, as this is as as good as it gets.

Here are some photos of Bai Hao Silver Needle Tea

This tea has a slight yellow colour to it and is very easy to drink, I brew mine in a large mug and let the leaves loose to extract, allowing them to sink naturally.  Most people don’t like the leaves floating, but they sink and they don’t end up in your mouth, so I’m not sure what all the fuss is about. I can drink 2 to 3 cups of this tea easily in one night, it’s great to drink.

At Chapels, they run Tea Tasting classes which are only $15.95.  It will be worth doing and introduce your taste buds to the world of teas and appreciate what is what.

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