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Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Path of Tea

2340 West Alabama

Rekha and I used to really enjoy trying new teas. Over time, our fanatacial interest has died down somewhat, but we still try a lot of new teas. Our recent favorite brand is Mariage Freres. I particularly like their Buddha Blue flavor. You can get it at Kuhl and Linscomb.

Today, we tried The Path of Tea. Upon entering this zen decorated space on a strip mall, we saw a Buddhist monk. Pretty disconcerting even in a city as diverse as Houston. They have a "Sniffing Bar" where you can smell some of the 80+ flavors they have available.

I tried the citrus oolong tea. it came in a glass container that sits above a teacup candle. The tea came out perfectly brewed. The water wasn't too hot. The leaves weren't left to steep too long or short. Perfect.

I also tried the black currant scones. Delicate and delicious, it went quite well with the tea. At $2.50 per cup, the tea here is a great bargain considering the choices, the environment, and the skill in steeping the tea.


Blogger maxine said...

Another tea place. Excellent! We will have to check this out asap.

We recently discovered House of Te on Fairview near Elmen. It is a pleasant experience and good value.

October 07, 2006

Blogger Huan said...

House of Te on Fairview also has an excellent environment, though the water they use to steep their tea is sometimes too hot for the tea, overwhelming the more delicate teas.

October 08, 2006

Anonymous Alex White said...

Oh thats great awesome place to hang around and have tea seems any couples can hang out with the cup of tea

August 27, 2009


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