Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Peet's Coffee and Tea


During my recent Sunday morning in CA, I found my way to Peet's Coffee and Tea. I wasn't expecting much, as I assumed this franchise was just like a Starbuck's. I was happily proven wrong! To start with, they had a full tea menu. Then, the servers were able to converse intelligently about the various teas. And finally, glory, they served the loose tea in a pot and with a timer. I was impressed! The next time I'm in town, I will seek out Peet's.

I had a very nice pot of Yin Hao Jasmine.
Have you been served a good cup of tea in an unexpected place? Tell me about it!

8 comments:

Rosemary said...

Fun post! The first time I was served tea with a timer was in England, in 2000. I remember being impressed!
Nancy

Angela McRae said...

I had no idea! I've heard that name, but like you assumed it was just a Starbucks-like place. Sounds like they know what they are doing!

Jessica said...

Oh yum! I've had wonderful cups of tea served at friends houses--I don't know if it is the tea or the company!

Southern Touch Catering said...

What a great touch with the timer! Love it. I;ve never heard of theat company, but will stop in for sure should I ever run across one. Thanks Steph.

parTea lady said...

Looks like a great chain. Too bad there isn't one in the Atlanta area. Thanks for the link to their website. They have a lot of great tea and other products. I really like that Tampopo Red Pumpkin teapot.

Marilyn said...

My understanding is that Peets was started by the original owners of Starbucks; so they definitely know tea.

kimberly said...

Thanks for the info! A friend keeps telling me about the 'coffee' at the new Peet's near me, but I did not know they serve good tea, also. I'm sure I'll be checking it out soon.

Get Natured said...

I love Peet's! When I worked in San Francisco about 10 years ago there was a Peet's across the street from my building and a place right next to it that made fresh cinnamon rolls every morning. The combo was irresistible!