Foodie Sunday: Tea Break
I like coffee. I like diet soda. But what I really like is tea. I know it's not the real thing but I navigate fast food places on the fact that they have unsweetened iced tea on tap, unlimited. On a hot day I can find a Fatburger or something that has AC and chill my insides down the level I prefer, which is about three hours after death.
On the other hand, I also really like having Tea. You know, tea with all the extras; sandwiches, little cakes and various things that are served with jam and clotted cream. It's sometimes called "High Tea", like "it's high time we ate something", especially if you're going be eating dinner at 9.
There's a place in West Hollywood that does this a treat. It's called Chado Tea Room, and it's across the the street (sort of) from Le Labo. As a matter of fact, at the only Sniffa LA I attended, this was the very-much-needed pit-stop for a bracing cuppa and a bite or three between visiting all the sniff-centric spots in the neighborhood. You can choose from literally hundreds of blends to taste, all of which you can take home.
The High Tea is delicious.
So I do love a fresh brewed pot of the real thing. Don't hate me that I like the diet coke version at fast food outlets. I'm keeping my New England core cool in the desert. If any one of them would come up with cold jasmine tea on tap I'd praise them to the skies.
If you have your own tea rituals, cold or hot, please share them in the comments.
Image source, chadotea.com.