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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

  • Photo of Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar
  • Photo of Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar
  • Photo of Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar
  • Photo of Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar

VISIT TEA LEAVES TEA TASTING BAR and boutique to experience both the simplicity and intimacy of brewing, presenting and savouring this timeless indulgence in a relaxing atmosphere.

Taste before purchase or arrange a pre-booked group tea tasting - a popular attraction many are drawn to.

Sample from a hundred and fifty of the world's best, freshest and most exotic loose-leaf teas - white, green, red, black, smoked, roasted, rolled and many, many more.

Owner Karen Hartwick is Canada's tea sommelier whose passion is introducing people to the sophisticated, rich and varied world of fine tea - from Yunnan and Fugian in China, to Assam and Darjeeling, India, from Shizuoka, Japan to Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) and beyond.

All teas are selected and arranged by Karen and presented by a trained tea bar attendant, to suit your personal tastes and interests:
• novice to aficionado
• introductory to exotic
• comforting to challenging

Our teas are presented with careful attention to optimal brewing temperatures and infusion times, in sommelier tasting cups, with relevant commentary on origins, production methods, flavour profiles, aromas, colours, textures, health benefits and more.

An impressive range of handpicked teapots, cups, trays, sets and brewing equipment fill the shelves at the Tea Boutique.


Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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