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Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Morning Haiku

Lemon bar and a beautiful rooibos tea at The Casual Cup
It's a rainy day
I just want to stay inside
and drink loose leaf tea
Last weekend, I had the absolute pleasure of going to The Casual Cup in Phoenix for a 2 hour tea tasting.  We tried a white tea, two types of green teas, a black tea (assam) and a rooibos "tea" (it's not really tea since the leaves come from the African Red Bush).  The wonderful owner, Wendy Savelle, paired our teas with delights from the kitchen - scones, quiche, lemon bars.  
Everything was absolutely delicious!  More than that, it was just so much fun to learn about tea and to try all different kinds!  I met the loveliest ladies and learned about the Royal Tea Club - a group who meet up for Tea at various tea rooms in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and sometimes England!!!! 

I realized that once I finish all the million teabags that I have left in my kitchen, I will tread softly into the Wonderful World of Loose Leaf Tea. 
I also realized that I miss going to Tea Rooms, and will try and make a serious effort to getting around to more of them this year.  What a wonderful resolution :)

The Casual Cup
13820 Jarrettsville Pike
Phoenix, MD 21131
phone: 410.667.3606
toll free: 877.937.9338


strawberriesinparis said...

We went there for my cousin Jen's bridesmaids lunch after our mani and pedis. It was really fun. Love a high tea. Love it. You should totally come out to Serenity tea here in Frederick!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

I LOVE Serenity Tearoom in Frederick! I went there about 5 years ago, so it's time to go back!!!! High Tea is such a delight!

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