The title of this post is just the name of a cafe that I went to. Normally, I would say that’s boring and change it, but this particular cafe has such a cute name that I wanted to borrow it. Normally, I wouldn’t review this place for a tea blog, because, hey, it’s an ice cream cafe, not a tea shop. They’ve got me breaking all my own rules in this post.
And what would bring me to this? Well, their tea, of course. I had the pleasure of going to Love ‘n Faith Community Café for the first time this past weekend, and I had no idea what to expect. I wandered in on a whim to get coffee with a friend, and found myself in an atmosphere that was simultaneously bright, cozy, modern, and friendly.
When we stepped up to the counter, the first thing I noticed was the lone tea beverage at the bottom of their menu, almost hidden under the usual list of espresso bar favorites. It read, “Persian Tea.”
I had never heard of this before, so I asked what it was, and was informed that it was black tea. Good enough! I ordered one, and my friend and I took a seat at the end of the bar closest to the window, right next to the espresso machines.
Our drinks arrived quickly, and the tea was delicious. It tasted like Earl Grey, and although the flavor was strong, it wasn’t bitter. It also came in a tall glass with a spoon, so it won extra points for aesthetics.
Finally, as we sat chatting and enjoying our tea, fog began to crawl over our table. I mean, it was almost Halloween, so that’s totally appropriate, right? Wrong! They were cleaning their machines with a combination of ice and fire that made theirs the most entertaining and visually appealing maintenance routine that I have ever seen.
I’m going to have to go back and try their ice cream.
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