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Yesterday I travelled to the Milwaukee Art Museum, because I’d never been there. Of course, it’s the middle of summer, so they cranked up the air conditioning as high as they possibly could. I had left my sweater in my locker and I was freezing. We were having lunch, and this was on the menu, so I figured I would try it. I never had Pu-erh tea before.
The problem with museum food is that once you’re in there, you’re stuck in there to eat whatever they have to offer. As a vegan, I’m often delegated to salads—which are fine, they just don’t warm you up. So, thus the tea. I really liked it! It reminded me of a lentil soup I make with ginger, one that I had been craving. This tea warmed up up right away, and I had the energy to keep going and check out the modern wing upstairs. (Can I just say: Helen Frankenthaler and Richard Dierbenkorn? I’m surprised that I fell in love with their work so thoroughly yesterday, when I had paid them no heed before.)
This Pu-erh might not be the best, but it certainly is tied to a lot of memories of yesterday. I might have to try this for myself at home. And while Pu-erh is warming, does anyone know about a tea that is ‘energizing’? I have canvases to begin and I’m dragging. Canvas+dragging=Tea.

Cofftea

I was there to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and didn’t find any loose hot tea. Where was it? But P.S. I had an Indian taco that was amazing. Loose chai would have been great w/ it. :(

Cofftea

Ok, I’m an idiot- I didn’t read “art” lol. I saw Milwaukee and museum and assumed public.

Cory Ostermann

the milwaukee art museum has a little cafe in the lower levels. They offered a bunch of different Rishi teas. I had a lot of trouble choosing between the Pu-erh Ginger and the Blueberry Rooibos.

Cofftea

Well since I do not like blueberry or rooibos, that would be an ubberly easy decision for me:) Do they serve matcha?

Cory Ostermann

I can’t recall! I tried to look it up on their website, but strangely, the page of the menu with all the drinks (and Tea!) was missing. http://www.mam.org/visit/details/detail_cafe.php
:( Next time I go I’ll make sure to ask for matcha.

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Cofftea

I was there to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and didn’t find any loose hot tea. Where was it? But P.S. I had an Indian taco that was amazing. Loose chai would have been great w/ it. :(

Cofftea

Ok, I’m an idiot- I didn’t read “art” lol. I saw Milwaukee and museum and assumed public.

Cory Ostermann

the milwaukee art museum has a little cafe in the lower levels. They offered a bunch of different Rishi teas. I had a lot of trouble choosing between the Pu-erh Ginger and the Blueberry Rooibos.

Cofftea

Well since I do not like blueberry or rooibos, that would be an ubberly easy decision for me:) Do they serve matcha?

Cory Ostermann

I can’t recall! I tried to look it up on their website, but strangely, the page of the menu with all the drinks (and Tea!) was missing. http://www.mam.org/visit/details/detail_cafe.php
:( Next time I go I’ll make sure to ask for matcha.

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I’m a student artist and unruly feminist, having recently moved to Baltimore to attend school. I have a particular fondness for tea, cats, painting…and vegan food. :)
I love most teas—especially chai.
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