I had my first tea outing in the Northwest over the weekend, to The Tea Zone. And while I've been here before, this time felt different because I knew I'd be back! The Tea Zone is a casual and hip place to grab a really good cup of tea, lunch, or a tea-cocktail.
I was lucky to be able to try a 1st flush Darjeeling. 1st flush refers to the first picking season of the year. I was surprised at how green it tasted, in a pleasant way. I was also thrilled to learn that the owners have a personal relationship with the tea producer for the one I chose.
Lots more tea stuff to see and explore, and this was a good start!