I visit tea shops at least once a week, simply because I love them. They are far different from those newly built coffee shops that seem to be springing up all over the place, and that’s good as far as I’m concerned.
Tea shops are different from coffee shops, they are targeted towards a different clientèle, and they are usually nicer too. I like tea shops because when you go in, the emphasis is not on having a coffee, and blasting the latest tunes at you. A tea shop is all about comfort, it’s about tiny cups with saucers, nice cakes, and a friendly atmosphere. This is what I like about tea shops, and it’s probably the reason why I go as often as I can.
Celebrating a special occasion
I will be going to my favorite shop in a few days to celebrate a special occasion with my mother in law. I feel inclined to treat her, and therefore I will. It will be nice to catch up with the mother in law, and see how she’s getting on. She’s probably going to tell me all about the dog training classes she’s taken her youngest puppy too. It will be interesting to see, or rather hear about the progress that she made in that regard.
It’s just not the same
Although we could have the same conversations in a coffee shop, it wouldn’t be quite the same. The atmosphere in those places is just not as relaxed, and to be honest, the prices can be pretty high too. What’s more is the service isn’t as personal, and they just aren’t as cozy. If you’re stuck and really want a drink, then I guess they will do, but we both prefer a tea shop.
Younger people enjoy them too
The good thing about tea shops, is they aren’t full of old ladies, as you would expect. There would be nothing wrong with it if they were, but there are also younger people in there too. I was sitting in my favorite tea shop the other day, when a young mom and her sister came in and ordered 2 hot chocolates.
I’ve also seen some men who were in their late 20’s come in and buy some tea and cake. They are probably aware that the cake is fresh here, the portions are bigger, and they cost less also.
Just a few minutes from my home there are 6-8 tea shops that are targeted towards those who love to treat themselves this way. I’m lucky to have so many nice places nearby, and I often encourage people to give them a try. I could eat out at fancy restaurants, and I could have a meal in a bar, but I would rather not. Why don’t you give your local tea shops a try? You never know, you may love it!