This incredible new cocktail lounge just opened in downtown Toronto, specializing in tea-infused beverages that are alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Their signature drink menu is comprised of original cocktails curated using top of the line teas.
Infuse Café Bar combines organic, fair trade ingredients with industry-leading technology to tantalize your taste buds. Located at 354 Yonge Street, the space that once occupied the popular Infuse Café has been revamped to offer both tea and cocktail enthusiasts an elevated experience. The bar can seat forty-two people and provides a comfortable and relaxing ambience.
“My late grandfather used to work in The Tea Estates back in Sri Lanka, where I’m from, so you could say that tea is in my blood,” said Co-Founder Glen De Mel. “We saw a gap in the marketplace and knew we had something we could offer that’s unlike anything else in the city. Marrying the science and creativity of an excellent cup of tea with high-quality spirits just seemed to make perfect sense.”
Guests are greeted by a mixologist who will provide some recommendations after asking for their flavour and spirit preferences. Guests are also shown the tea leaf concoctions to see, touch and smell before making their selection. All tea infusions are done in-house. For proper and full tea flavour, each batch takes between 20 and 40 minutes steep time (pre-batched, of course – no one is waiting that long for their cocktail order!).
The cocktails are (from left to right):
Taro Pisco Sour
Here are some of their other cocktails:
If you’re looking for a bite, the lounge offers the most delicious and perfectly cooked sous vide steaks with a choice of side, along with bar snacks and for dessert these Japanese cheesecakes are insanely good.
Have you tried tea-infused cocktails before? Let us know in the comments!
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