The real essence of anything in this world is infinite love, and so “falling in love” with tea was how Bon Thé Place came into existence. The French expression “bon thé” meaning “good tea” epitomizes my first impression when I discovered tea arts in Quebec City. I was delivered into the world of teas ever since.
On the 4th of July, 2008, I opened a small tea business in Ontario in the heart of Guelph and called it Bon Thé Place, also affectionately known as Bon Tea Place. Being inspired by the melting pot of our Canadian culture, Bon Thé Place decided to sell a few hundred types of loose leaf tea. Having the traditional kind of black tea, white tea, green tea, and pu-erh proved insufficient; our desire to elaborate on diversity brought forth many flavours of African Rooibos, Yerba Maté from Argentina, Indian Chai, European Herbal tea, Maple tea, and many tisanes and fruity flavours inspired by the Canadian Native culture. For tea lovers who prefer non-caffeinated beverage, we have these for you as well. Last but not least, we serve bubble tea in over thirty different flavours at Bon Tea Place.
If you are a tea enthusiast, we offer courses on tea history, production, plantation, and other topics relevant to tea learning. Tea is not merely a thirst quenching beverage, it is an implement for spiritual inner cultivation in many Eastern parts of our world.
This popular Chinese Phrase “以茶會友” meaning “meet new acquaintances through tea” is an alternative of transcending cultural disparities and language barrier. Tea becomes our port to new friendships and deeper spiritual interconnection.
During social gatherings, drinking tea functions as the platform for interesting conversations and great social chemistry. In moments of quietude, a cup of tea gives rise to internal tranquility and sometimes philosophical discoveries. When you’re feeling exhausted, tea energizes and wakens your body. Feeling anxious? Enjoy a cup of herbal tea for the mere aroma of nature that will bring you instant physical relaxation and mental ease.
Visit us and enjoy a good cup of tea at Bon Tea Place.