A holiday trip to Seattle included a visit to Ballard, a favorite neighborhood featuring fun shops and cafes. Tea tasting at Miro Tea was a perfect way to warm up and relax. Miro offers one of the best selections of teas around and the staff is well versed on preparation and blends. Enjoy your choice by the cup or pot. Any of the teas can be purchased by the ounce and at very reasonable prices. Prepackaged options are also available along with a nice assortment of gift items. If you’re hungry, the cafe offers a nice menu … try one of their crepes either sweet or savory. The special Pumpkin Pie Crepe was large enough for three of us to enjoy! And it paired well with all of our tea choices from black to green varieties. Note: Miro does a nice job with their blog, too.
Speaking of tea choices, it was SO fun to see Smith Tea now available at Cupcake Royale! (We frequent the West Seattle location but there are a number around town.) Teabud, Diane, took home a box of Fez after enjoying a cup at the cafe. CR has always gotten my vote for the BEST salted caramel cupcake in the Northwest. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better … they’ve added a premium tea to the menu. Nice going, guys. Can’t wait to return next month.