I first had this tea at Paul & Elizabeth’s, a truly great natural foods restaurant in Northampton, MA. Its naturally creamy, vanilla-y taste made me crave more, but since they don’t sell it there, I had to figure out what it was and track it down. I ended up with some green Kukicha from Tao of Tea, which is good, but I wanted the roasted stuff, and was a bit chagrinned to find this at my local healthfood store, on sale, no less. It’s exactly the tea I remember from the restaurant, and it’s really good, especially considering it comes in a bag. One really good thing about this tea is that it doesn’t get bitter or nasty if it sits in the pot for awhile. Good hot or iced!
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