There's beer, wine and coffee tastings, so why not tea? Verdant Tea in Minneapolis' Seward neighborhood offers just that and so much more in a relaxed space on Franklin Avenue.
The write ups on the artisan tea growers Verdant partners with and dozens of flavor profile overviews draw you into the world of tea. I like tea, but I don't know that much about it, so it was a chance to learn more with a flight of hot teas. You can also get any tea flash-chilled for a made to order iced beverage.
|Mrs. Li's Shi Feng Dragonwell green tea with flavor notes of sparkling, vanilla, spinach, white grape, cucumber and lychee. For more of the story on this tea, check this out.|
They got me to stay by offering a myriad of refreshing and satisfying vegan food options like green tea or chai donuts; Birchwood's sandwiches, salads and soups; Sweet Science's dark chocolate and pear riesling sorbets; and a congee (quinoa & rice porridge)with a bunch of topping options. We sampled the sorbets during a tasting. The dark chocolate was rich and fudgy; while, the pear riesling was fruity and bright.
Verdant Tea is a great addition to the Minneapolis foodie scene, and a great place to explore new flavors.