today i came to check out the new tea house on 15th. verdict: i adore it. it’s very modern inside and they were playing z-trip. vials of tea cover the walls so that you can open them and smell each kind before you try one. they have 150 different types of organic tea. at the front they have warm samples of different flavors. some of them are formulated for specific purposes (hangover tea, relief for colds, prepare for sleep, extra caffeine, etc). i chose chocolate yerba mate which really didn’t taste like mate at all, but it’s good. when you order a pot of tea, they bring you a full tray with a timer and a warmer.
they also sell alcoholic drinks with tea, tea lattes, tea smoothies, chai combined with lattes, coffee, beer, wine, and sake. next time i’m going to come here for brunch and try the “tea service” which comes with 4 squares of tea sandwiches, a pot of tea, a truffle, tea cookies, fruit, and a scone. other food items include granola and yogurt, a wide variety of sandwiches and salads, cheese plates, ice cream, etc. they have a wide assortment of appealing pastries and surprisingly at least half of the pastries are vegan. some of them are by coco la ti da (formerly of earth & ocean). mmm, cute truffles.
did i mention this place is awesome? i apologize, fuel… much as i love you, i’m afraid this is the place i’m going to be dodgeballing from. plus, not that crowded = way faster free wireless.over 6 years ago