Tea and scones

I’ve been running around like a madwoman for the past couple of days, fueled by coffee, coffee, and more coffee.  In an attempt to shake things up, I stopped in at T for, erm, a cup of tea.  They’ve got a great selection of teas from all over the world, with little sample jars to sniff.  It’s lots of fun, but it’s really hard to pick just one.

My favourite is the vanilla Earl Grey ($23.95 for a 3.5 oz tin) which tastes even better than it sounds.  It’s like the tea leaves walked into a pastry shop, ate whole Tahitian vanilla beans, and rolled around in a tub of dark caramel. It’s not too sweet, though – you can still taste the tea underneath all the sweetness.  If you’re craving a little snack, you can get a scone and tea for $5.80 plus tax.  Try the ginger-currant scone – it has little chunks of candied ginger in it, which makes an otherwise lovely scone just a little more special.

They also sell tea accessories: teapots, teacups, tea strainers, tea cozies…you get the idea.

T
1568 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 730-8390
http://www.tealeaves.com

Published by: Eagranie

7 years as a chemist + 9 months of culinary school + 2 years as a pastry chef & chocolatier + a lifetime of writing = this blog. This blog won't always be about chocolate, but it will almost certainly be about food. The name of the blog is a triple play on words. 1. It's a nod to my training as a classical pianist. Among other fantastic accomplishments, J.S. Bach combined technical prowess with artistic inspiration and penned the 24 preludes & fugues that make up The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II. 2. In order to behave properly, chocolate needs to be tempered. In a nutshell, tempering prompts the chocolate to assume its most stable crystalline form (beta prime, if you're interested) so that it is shiny, snappy, and as stable as it can be. 3. Depending on my mood and how we meet, you might agree that I'm well-tempered. Or not.

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2 thoughts on “Tea and scones”

  1. Sounds like you’re making a good life for yourself Eggy (being busy and still enjoying a good cup of tea) 🙂 Keep it up! Chat soon!

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