Afternoon Tea: Le Total

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Quartier Latin, Chinatown and The Plateau-Mont-Royal


$135 CAD + tx

Due to government regulations, we are taking the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of infection of COVID-19, we will be prioritizing small private tours at this time. Email us at melissa@roundtablefoodtours.com to make arrangements.

Chinese Tea, Japanese Tea, Tea sommellerie and High Tea are what we will explore and how these manifest very uniquely in Montreal.

  • Enter the universe of tea! From its history to its current reality, we will experience it from all angles, tasting as we go.
  • Visits to two retailers, a top tea importer, a tea school, and two tea rooms.
  • You will be served a substantial amount of food in the second half of the tour and we can accommodate all food restrictions.
  • As tea is an appetite stimulant it is recommended you do not start on an empty stomach, but you will likely finish the tour full!

We will be walking 3.3 km (2 miles). For private groups, we can arrange transportation.

This tour is not recommended for children under 12 yrs or pregnant women.

We recommend taxis or public transportation to and from the tour.

We will email you all the details once you have booked the tour.


What to Expect

Tea lovers and the tea curious will rejoice in this tour all about tea! Do you know what the tea families are? What makes a tea a black tea? Be ready to be immersed in this cozy and refined tour. You will smell, taste, learn and try your hand at making the perfect cup of tea. We start in a Chinese pharmacy, move on to a tea sommelier school for a short course and then taste elegant English sandwiches and pastries as well as Japanese delights along with tea in the second half of the tour.  The tour starts with a lot of history, tea learning and tea-making technique but gets more and more euphoric and loungey as you become what we call “tea drunk.”

Tea will never be the same once you fall down this rabbit hole and realize that you have discovered a new world of tea! Meet some of the magical people that travel the world picking out the best teas just for you.

You will return home with a new appreciation and understanding of the diverse world of tea and how outstanding the tea available in Montreal is!

This is a guided exploration in all things tea.


Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

While we do not recommend the tea tour for children- children over 12 can come on this tour- but their chaperones need to supervise the teas the children consume as to be wary of their caffeine intake.

The tea tour finishes very far from the tour beginning so we recommend that you take taxis or use public transportation to and from the tour.

Be prepared to be active on this tour as we will be walking 3.3 km (2 miles), so be sure to wear appropriate footwear for lots of walking.

For private groups, we can arrange transportation.

This tour runs all year in all weather conditions so please check the weather conditions for your day’s tour and dress appropriately.

You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water.

When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses.

During the cooler seasons, it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves.

If it looks like rain we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho.

Since every tour involves moving to several locations wearing comfortable footwear is highly recommended.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.

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Melissa is a knowledgeable and engaging guide. The Afternoon Tea Tour was a highlight of my trip to Montreal. The stops on the tour were each unique and Melissa had wonderful stories to share about various sights along the way. Loved this tour and will do another one next time I'm in Montreal.

"rebadler09", Chicago, Illinois

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