A few weeks ago, my BFFer Tina told me she wanted to try out this new tea place called Tea Time in Palo Alto. Being a big pearl milk tea fan, I thought she was just talking about a new boba place that I haven’t heard about. Turns out, I was wrong, and this was a legit tea place! Tina got a reservation this past weekend, so we got all dressed up and had a fancy date.
Driving around Palo Alto was so nice – gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery. One of my favorite things was seeing all the changing colors in the trees that lined every street. And of course, strolling around downtown Palo Alto was nice. When we entered Tea Time, I felt like I walked into a Downton Abbey-like era with delicate tea cups lining the walls and yellow daisies in vases decorating every table.
The tea tasting included six different teas paired with six different foods. From Taiwanese tea to Japanese tea to Peppermint tea, we were able to learn about the different places these teas were made, the process of how they were made, and what flavors these teas tasted good with.
Meet my BFFer!
I loved all the teas, but the food that these teas were paired with were bomb dot com! The three tiered carriers were so cute. I already plan on investing in some of these for my future home…
Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad. (I love the heart shape!)
Bay Shrimp Salad Topped with Avocado. (Shrimp and avocado = two of my favorite things.)
Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese. (You can never go wrong with smoked salmon…)
Between the two of us, we finished six pots of delicious tea. To be honest, I didn’t particularly enjoy the last tea, which was the peppermint one. Not only was it paired with one of my least favorite foods (aka chocolate), the tea only tasted good if it was steaming hot and if you had the chocolate taste in your mouth. Without the chocolate, it was way too minty. And once it’s not pippin’ hot, the tea did not taste flavorful at all.
If you did the tasting, you were able to get 20% off when you purchase any of the teas. The teas ranged from $7 to $20, but I was definitely more interested in buying their tea cups and tea pots. I wish I took pictures of them because some of the details and designs were so articulate and fancy!
This tea tasting was such a cool experience, especially since I love drinking tea! If Fremont had a quaint little place like this, you would know where to find me studying or just hanging out with a girl friend…