Visiting my mum while she was in Calgary’s Foothills Hospital, I ventured down Memorial Drive to the great Kensington area.
My destination #1 was the Oolong Tea House, which has free parking in the back, a little outdoor seating area and a wireless connection.
On my first visit there, I recorded this little video:
The Oolong became my place to go away from the hospital for an hour. I’d meet up with James via iChat, taste another calming herbal concoction, and have a good video chat.
At first I felt the place was a little uncared for – the dark green paint on the wall has pockmarks, it was not really pristine if you know what I mean. But that soon translated as “relaxed” to me, and the pockmarks on the walls were because of art being shown there over time. This is a loose tea house, easy to stay in for a long time. Many people set up with laptops and macbooks tapping away, good music playing and a great location. Made me think of Portland.
Oh, they also sell their teas and blends online. Thank you Oolong Tea House for giving me space, tea and wireless!