drink :: Cally's Tea

Celebrate the grand re-opening of Cally’s Teas in the new Whyte Avenue location.

Designer Trevor Furmanek, who is known an interior as well as a theatre designer, created “three jewels” of space within the larger location:

  • “the great wall of tea”, featuring 250 kinds ranging from plain green to blueberry merlot.

The 'tea wall' separated by place of origin

  •  a shop, carrying products from around the world.

Cally brings in teaware that is part of each tea culture

  • a small tearoom for a cup of tea and a treat.

Baking by Laurel Ferster, formerly of Treestone Bakery.

Originally located on 99st, Cally says the new spot reflects her vision more. She believes in community and encourages her customers to sit down and have a cup at one of the numerous eclectic tables scattered around the store. She’s also happy that the new space fits with the philosophy of the Roots building’s (which is next door.)

Born in England, Cally’s love of tea started early. With a family of bakers and innkeepers, hospitality has also long been a part of her. (She hopes to soon host themed afternoon teas)

When asked what her favourite tea is (which might be akin to asking who one’s favourite child is), she laughs and says “basic black tea”. She likes a strong “builders” tea (going back to those English roots) where the tea leaves are almost like coffee grounds.

Cally's Tea (10151 82 Avenue, 780-757-8944)