Last week, I went to the Cardinal Tea Room to hang out with some good friends and to unwind a little bit. It was a much-needed break after my exams because this semester is more chaotic and overwhelming than the previous ones. I discovered about this place through Instagram and found out it is one of the best places in Montréal to enjoy a variety of teas in a 1920’s decor.
Honestly, the prices are quite high: 5-7$ for a piece of cake and around 5$ for a few cups of tea. However, the pastries’ were amazing and not too sweet. My favorite one was the lemon cake. The scones were perfectly crispy on the outside and tender in the inside. I always thought scones were dry and dense like bread for some reasons.
As for the teas, we chose the Genmaicha Yamasaki (which is a type of green tea), Tu Quan Yin Iron Goddess (oolong tea) and homemade chai (with and without soy milk). They have subtle flavors and were very delicious! It’s perfect for a cold winter evening. However, I didn’t like the homemade chai because of the strong spices.
Overall, I would still recommend this place to any tea lover if they are willing to pay a little bit more for good tea, delicious pastries and an incredible decor.