Places

Tea Places: Laughing Man Coffee & Tea – North End Avenue

+Laughing Man Coffee & Tea has been on my wish list for some time. For those of you who don’t know, +Hugh Jackman is one of the founders. I finally got a chance to visit since I’ve started taking the ferry to work on weekends. Although there was not a huge selection, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they offered about twelve different loose leaf teas. It was a rather warm day I wanted something light and refreshing. Bai Mu Dan sounded like it would hit the spot so I ordered a cup of that along with a raisin scone.

The staff was a bit harried but friendly. I must say that I think they have one of funniest tip jars that I’ve seen in the city. No one wants to see a child get a mullet but everyone appreciates a good giggle in the morning. Was it the best cup of tea that I’ve had? Not by a long shot but it was very drinkable. The scone was a huge! It was a little bit dry but otherwise very tasty.

I liked that they double cupped it and left the lid off. I also prefer fold over tea bags like this one to a dripping T-Sac that most coffee shops in the city use. I am often near this area so now I will have a go to spot that helps me to avoid feeding my chronic Starbucks addiction. It’s also located right next door to one of my favorite monuments, the Irish Hunger Memorial. I’ve included a few photos below of that spot because it really is beautiful.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.