Monday, July 23, 2012

A Pearl of a Tea

We had company this weekend and took them to our newest favorite Thai restaurant.  They had a selection of about 12 teas, all from Harney's.  I had their Jasmine Pearl.  It came as a teabag with the ubiquitous pot of not too hot water, which is fine for greens.  It had a lovely aroma and tasted very good as well.  There was a good balance of the jasmine flavor and aroma, with that of a pleasant green tea.  I wondered how this would hold its own with the spicy Thai food, but it held its own very pleasantly and complimented the food quite nicely.  Altogether a very nice surprise.

We also took in one of summer's joys - the wonderful farmers' market in Ithaca, NY.  This is reminiscent of European markets, with all sorts of produce, wonderful baked goods, potters, clothiers, wine makers, crafts men and women, plant sellers and cider and cheese makers.  Set at the Southern tip of Cayuga Lake, it is quite a fun outing.

It has finally cooled off a bit and we are MOST thankful.  I was beginning to feel like a wrung out dish rag.

A wonderful old doorway in the summer palace of the Hapsburgs in Vienna, Austria.


The Teaist said...

I've started drinking Jasmine green tea with Asian food and find that it works wonderfully!

All the best :)

Steph said...

I've had some Harney Jasmine Pearl and thought it was excellent. In fact, I have some that I need to drink up before it goes stale!