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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New: Tea Farm Cafe

Photo by Martha Cheng

Tea varieties at Tea Farm Cafe

The choice at Tea Farm Cafe isn’t between coffee or tea, it’s between tea or tea … 50 varieties of them. Jars of tea line the shelves as if at a perfume counter; sniff each to help you choose among jasmine dragon pearl green tea, lapsang souchoung black tea, white peony tea or rooibus. To make the decision even harder, you can also combine teas: say lavender with Earl Grey, chamomile with puerh. But go ahead and smell the teas in this modern Zen bright white space and then sit down to enjoy a cup ($2.75). The cup itself is of nifty design—when your tea leaves finish steeping, the flipped-over lid acts as a saucer, saving your tea leaves for a refill. (The teacup is also for sale for $25). There are obviously many teas to try, but you might start with the blooming tea, which starts as a single ball, and unfolds into a flower, for a pretty pot of tea.

Food items are just ok, basic sandwiches ($6.95): cold cuts with American cheese, iceberg lettuce, mustard and mayo on sliced bread.

2600 S. King St. 106, 945-2679,

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Permalink

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From five-star restaurants to hidden holes-in-the-wall, Biting Commentary will let you know what’s hot and what’s not. Find out the latest restaurant news—who’s opening, who’s closing, which chef is moving on, where the great special dinners are. Discover the best menu items, fabulous wines, stunning cocktails, hand-crafted beers. Be the first to hear about upcoming food events and festivals.

Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.


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