Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tea Time

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.

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