Monday, June 1, 2009

tea garden

i spent my morning and early afternoon at zen clay's cafe or the tea garden. it is a wonderful place to meet up with friends to share a pot of tea (or two or three in my case), sit and read, grab a bite to eat, or study (as was in my case today). anyway you look at it, the tea garden is one of the best cafe's in town. (and for all of you in the dc area, this is as close to teasim as morgantown has.)

when i first got there i ordered myself a pot of pu-erh tea with rose hips. i set down inside the cafe and laid out my things to begin to study. but i decided to pack everything back up and move onto their deck. there was no one on the deck and the sun was beaming in brightly. how could i resist?! so, outside i went. i set everything back up and got my study on!!

after an hour and 15 mins into studying, i needed a little lunch break (and another pot of tea). i ordered their "peanut sauce wrap." this wrap had mixed salad greens, tofu, green peppers, carrots, red onion, roma tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumbers and peanuts in a ever so slightly spicy and delicious peanut sauce. it was even better than i described. with my wrap i enjoyed a pot of gunpowder green tea with hibiscus.

one of the best parts about the tea garden (besides all of the delicious things i have already listed) is that their staff is extremely friendly. this is something that is really important to me.

after lunch break, i went into another little round of studying before i headed off to unwind with a great yoga class at bliss bliss bliss.

photos by moi


  1. Mmm this looks so good! Definitely looks like what you get when you cross Teaism with Java Green here in DC!

  2. I have one question...were you able to study while being surrounded by all of the tea options calling your name?

  3. lauren - it was fantastic!

    pink heels - amazingly enough, i was. i made sure to pick my tea before starting the studying process :)