We grind coffee beans when it's ordered and serve a pourover brewing.
Selections of loose teas from Dobra Tea and from Japan are brewed each cup with care.
TEA SELECTIONS :
- Tama-ryokucha - This tea is produced in the Kyushu Island area. It is a first class type of green tea, and is appropriate for festive occasions. A tiny, dark green leaf, evenly rolled makes a light green infusion. Its cup results in a rich brew, traditional, delicate grassy flavor but with a bread-like sustenance and fullness, even after several brews. $3.50
- Kyoto - This type of Japanese green tea is currently the most typical tea on the Japanese market. It requires painstaking processing to obtain dark green, flat leaves of uniform size, with a fresh, grassy aroma and a delicate taste. It also gives many crisp infusions with a distinctly cleansing feeling and is a good tea for a quiet get-together with close friends. $3.00
OTHER GREEN TEA
- genmaicha - A unique Japanese delicacy, this is a green tea mixed with roasted rice. The combination gives it a seductive aroma and unusual taste, reminiscent of pine and grains. In translation the name means "unpolished rice." Suitable as an after lunch drink, when you need to warm up or even for lunch. $3.00
- Kukicha - Kukicha is the twigs from the green tea bush. It's has a grassy mild flavor with minimal caffeine. It fits with our sweets and savory really well. $3.00
- Green Jasmine - Green tea leaves are mixed with jasmine flowers to create a tea with a distinctive perfumed fragrance. The tastes are sweeter than green tea. You can enjoy a few infusions of nice flowery aroma. $3.00
Hojicha - A delicate tea of roasted leaves and stalks, which give a taste and aroma unlike that of any other Japanese teas. The name means "lightly roasted tea." The infusion is brownish, the aroma reminiscent of freshly baked bread, roasted grains or chestnuts. It is recommended as a particularly good drink after a substantial meal. It gives a rich, warming brew even after several infusions. $3.00
Roasted Oolong - This dark oolong, grown amongst fruit trees, has a mysteriously sweet, fruity flavor comparable to grapefruit or apricot, though it is not a flavored tea. It was a top find on a more recent trip to China and is grown only in the Northeast Guandong Province, in the valleys below the Phoenix Bird Mountain, Mt. Feng Huang. From the variety of Dan Cong teas, we chose this "Mi" (honey) "Lan" (orchid) variety. $3.00
Darjeeling Himalaya - A pure high-mountain Indian black tea, plucked in the fall on the southern slopes of the Himalayas. This is an original blend, distinguished by the equilibrium of the color of the infusion, its taste and its aroma. The small brown-black leaves with light color tips are evenly rolled into half-moons, and in the cup give a red-brown infusion with a rich aroma and robust taste, which we recommend as a good thirst-quencher. $3.00
Chocolate Chai - This blend of black tea and spices with the addition of chocolate pieces has subtle notes of cinnamon and vanilla round out the flavor of this tea. For a truly special treat, add a splash of milk and sugar! $3.00
Chamomile - Chamomile tea calms your nervous system, soothes and supports your digestion. It's a perfect tea for a busy afternoon with mildly bittersweet, flowery taste. $3.00
Peppermint - Peppermint's bold, fresh fragrance only hints at its pronounced, lively character. This is an infusion that will refresh you from the very first sip -- a perfect caffeine-free pick-me-up. $3.00