The Many Faces of Tea under glass are my study for the moment. Nate is checking email at a grounded computer that he must pay for time for.
(Nothing feels free in NYC but that isn’t actually true. There is as much free as there is things to pay for BUT wifi and restrooms are at a premium and can be had for the price of a purchased something. What a culture we live in.)
I AM enthralled for the moment by the loose tea before me…Yes, it doesn’t take much to amuse me, does it?
The Lullaby Tea Blend before me at the Bean is a composite of rooibos, coconut, pineapple, vanilla
The Love Machine is a blend of green tea, black tea, jasmine flowers, vanilla flavor
The Grouch…rose petals, blueberriescherries, rose hips, blue mallow blossoms, strawberry leaves, raspberry leaves
Cup a Beauty…rooibos, marigold, rose petals, blue mallow flowers, orange and lemon
Across the table are four more tea blends under glass displayed like art that I can’t collect ingredients on yet for the seats are occupied.
I see cardamom seeds though and suspect a chai type tea. Another tea blend clearly has more something to cause Buzz Buzz Buzz as it is so named and that I can read upside down from where I am sitting. As to what tea is held captive in the square beneath the guy with a Mac, I can’t say. I can return another day. It is around the corner on E. 3rd St and 1st Ave.
The thing about NY that continues to be a bit off putting to me is how dense the population is and how individually buffered most people in public are.
Tea I.V. is composed of rooibos, lemon peel, raspberry leaves, raspberry
The Superhero…black chai spices, coconut
Buzz, buzz, Buzz…black tea, ginger root, cinnamon, lemongrass
The Doctor is in…rooibos, ginger, saffron, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, peppermint, safflowers, fennel, licorice
Hmmm. Must sent to Astara to send to Nelson!
Mosaics and brightly colored art on display would bring me here again and again.