On our walk last night after supper, Oliver and I noticed that David’s Tea on Great George Street was stripped of stock and fixtures, a victim of the company’s plan to close hundreds of stores.
On hot summer afternoons I would sometimes sit at the front counter over an iced tea, as much taking advantage of their air conditioning as anything. And Oliver and I would frequently stop in for tea on our evening walks.
Catherine was a more serious David’s Tea customer: our tea cupboard was often filled with half a dozen canisters; we own two iced tea flagons and a tea pot purchased there, and innumerable tea strainers.
While we certainly don’t lack other places for a good cup of tea in Charlottetown, David’s, with its friendly staff, colourful merchandising and long hours, it will be missed.