Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tea for 2

Rachael and I spent the afternoon on Main Street. We were window shopping and checked out what was new in stores for fall. What was new to both of us, was we walked by Shaktea several times before and have been meaning to try this place. It's a nice little tea space on Main St. and E.21st Ave. On the menu there is close to 100 teas to choose from - so many that I wanted to try. We chose the Pumpkin Spice Cream for two ($6.95) which is only available during fall and winter. It contains Rooibos, bended with Nettle Leaves, Apple Pieces and Sunflower Petals. Rooibos is from the Cape in South Africa, which is found to be rich in antioxidants and is caffeine free. It came served in a pot that stood on a tea light stand which kept the tea warm. The tea had a nice scent of spices, not too overpowering and a taste of Rooibos with a vanilla aftertaste. It was also served with little cookies that complimented the tea perfectly. The service was excellent and the staff was very knowledgeable. The experience at Shaktea was a relaxing change from a coffee shop. People actually having a conversation (not filled with students and laptops).

It was a nice way to end a Saturday afternoon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon your blog while I was blog hopping.

Sounds nice the place you are at. Wish I could go there for a tour.