Tea

Algebra Tea House

Today E and I visited Algebra Tea House near Little Italy on Murray Hill. I got the Tanzanian dark roast and E got their Raspberry Black Tea.

Tanzanian Dark Roast in E's coffee mug!

Tanzanian Dark Roast in E’s coffee mug!

E wanted to try something new and she had never had fruit flavored tea before.

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Algebra’s tea menu (above).

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Arabica Coffee House

Last weekend C and I went to Arabica Coffee House in North Ridgeville on Center Ridge Rd. It was a great outside- one of the first that hadn’t been freezing temperatures- and so we went and drank our caffeine in the sun 🙂

Welcome to Arabica Coffee House in N. Ridgeville!

Welcome to Arabica Coffee House in N. Ridgeville!

C and I both got mocha drinks, but I added a little twist: a caramel apple espresso shot! It was so delicious and C was jealous she hadn’t thought of it first. It added just the right amount of fruity flavor from the apple flavor, and we all know caramel and coffee go great together.

Sitting outside with our mocha at Arabica Coffee House.

Sitting outside with our mocha at Arabica Coffee House.

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Snapple K-cup

Lots of tea companies have jumped on the K-cup band wagon (Lipton, Twinnings, etc. etc.). I recently tried Snapple’s  K-cup version of iced tea.

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Snapple K-cup

I have always been a big fan of Snapple. My personal favorite is the diet peach iced tea, so I was very excited to try the Keurig version. These K-cups can be found almost anywhere. If I remember correctly, I think we picked these up at our local Walmart. They sell several flavors and it comes in diet and regular.

The Keurig makes hot tea, so the iced tea required several steps. First I brewed a large cup using the k-cup. Then, after it cooled down a little, I poured the tea from the mug to the Keurig pitcher (pictured below).

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Noodle Cat

Green Tea

We went to Noodle Cat this weekend. P and I and a few of our friends were having a book club meeting. We went to the Euclid location down town, but there is also a new location in the West Side Market.

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Noodle Cat

While Noodle Cat offered several hot tea options, it had only one iced tea option. The iced tea (flavor not listed on the menu) was Orange Blossom green tea – by Rare Tea Cellars.

I looked up the brand: Rare Tea Cellars and am guessing that it was the Sicilian Blood Orange Green. The website for the tea provides tea by the 1/2 lb (expensive! – 1/4 lb ~$40 instead of the usual Harney and Sons 1/4 lb ~$10-ish).

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Mochi at Noodlecat

Mochi Ice Cream

Cleveland Restaurant Week is one of Cleveland’s fun annual traditions. Various restaurants downtown provide special lunch and dinner menus for a discounted price. We went to Noodlecat on Euclid and tried the lunch menu.

More importantly, we tried coffee and green tea flavored mochi ice cream for dessert. Mochi is ice cream wrapped in rice-flour dough (read about more fun flavors at Mochi Ice Cream here).

Coffee mochi from Noodlecat.

Coffee mochi from Noodlecat.

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Starbucks Gold

When we started this blog, I promised myself I would NEVER post about Starbucks….but here we are. Honestly, I am more excited to share than anything else. As a warning, I am posting this because I absolutely could not resist based on HOW COOL  this Starbucks was, but since I am vowing to never again put Starbucks as a blog title, I am sharing all of my Starbucks details…so this is a bit of a long post. Apologies. As many of our readers are aware (because they are fellow students), this is Spring Break, which I am spending in a very sunny city nowhere near Cleveland.

 

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The Coffee House

Tuesday we visited The Coffee House at University Circle (Juniper Road). Below, is my choice for the day – Orange Spice. I went with P and our friend C after class to do homework and make weekend plans. The Coffee House is inviting and they were very nice – helped me with food choices and gave me a hot water refill for the tea after I finished the first cup.

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Hand Packaged Orange Spice Tea

P and  C both had coffee. Lots of choices (as you can see from the giant menu).

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