It’s a sopping wet mess over here right now. Just rain, rain and rain. I was out for lunch with a friend and we gave up even trying to be outside when the worst downpour started. We found ourselves right beside this place that I’ve walked past for years and years but never tried (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187791-d1722996-Reviews-Caffe_Novecento-Rome_Lazio.html) so we ducked inside. We shared a pear and marsala cake of some kind and each had a small pot of tea – it was decent, but overpriced, and first they played jazz and then something Deep Forest-y, which didn’t quite compute.
This tisane-like green consisted mostly of fruit pieces, but it was quite drinkable. Why the staff at a tea house would serve green tea in a pot without a removable filter is beyond me, though – the last of it was beyond bitter.