Hey there, tea drinkers! I hope you’re having a great day. Today’s post is the third in my new ongoing series, Tea Out, in which I share experiences where I’ve come upon tasty, or even just interesting, tea when I’m out in the world, at restaurants, cafés and the like.
I recently discovered that the Jeng Chi restaurant in Richardson, TX’s Chinatown shopping center has a small café/bakery inside that serves a limited selection of freshly brewed hot teas. And guess what? They are actually prepared from loose leaf tea, not teabags! A major plus for me. I’ve been by twice so far to try their offerings. Both times I took my tea to go, but if you sit in they will re-steep the leaves for you, no extra cost. So far, I think this is the only restaurant/café I’ve found that offers re-infusable loose leaves, not counting dedicated tea shops or tea houses/rooms.
On my first visit I had an oolong tea which was quite tasty. On the second visit I tried a green, which tasted nice, but, in my opinion, it was steeped too hot and for too long, which left it super astringent; surprisingly, though, it wasn’t terribly bitter. Despite the astringently prepared green I had, I’m looking forward to going back and trying more of their hot tea selection.
So, there you have it: freshly brewed tea made from loose leaf at the café/bakery in the Jeng Chi restaurant in Richardson, TX. If you are in the Richardson/Dallas area and are looking for a cup of hot tea, I’d definitely recommend giving them a try.
Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspires you to get out there and to keep trying new teas, or in this case, tea infused treats.
Do you have a place you think I should tea out at? Drop a line down in the comments to let me know.
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That’s it, tea drinkers. Until next time, keep enjoying the wondrous taste of tea! — Blake – the tea drinker behind Blake’s Tea Journal
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