Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tea Zone

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!


parTea lady said...

Tea Zone looks like a great place. They have a nice tea menu (I'd like to try the bubble tea or Cream Assam). Their food menu looks really good too. Thanks for the link.

Looking forward to seeing more tea stuff around your new home.

artandtea said...

That sounds like a great place to go, Steph. mmmmmmm, first flush Darjeeling, my favorite!

MiLady Carol said...

I simply LOVE The Tea Zone! I'm two hours south of it and it's one of the closest tea salons to me. How sad is that? My friends actually come to my house to have the tea salon experience locally.

Are you moving to the PNW? If so, yay! I love it here!

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Angela McRae said...

Oh, yay! I am going to LOVE your visits and tea travels in your new city. The Darjeeling tea sounds great!

Marilyn said...

And they have the best Curry Chicken Empanadas! I love them. I was there recently just to have a pot of tea and empanadas. Welcome, welcome! I can't wait to have tea later this month.

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Melanie said...

Woo-hoo!!! I was rooting for you to become an Oregonian! Welcome to Oregon (the best state in the union, IMO)!