Photo courtesy of Boulder's fabulous Dushambe Tea House
Yes, I know it's unbearably hot, but I still love my tea! Despite the temps outside, teatime even factored into last week's Colorado vacation. Yup, I sipped hot green tea at both the Detroit and Denver airports before takeoff (a great way to begin and end my journey).
Our first night in Boulder, we stopped into a fun little coffee house (OZO Coffee Co.) after dinner. There, I savored some hot jasmine tea...
Last Monday evening, Mark and I dined at Boulder's fabulous Dushambe Tea House; a gift to that city from Tajikistan. What a treat! It is an authentic Central Asia tea house with a to-die-for atmosphere and wonderful cuisine. I enjoyed delicious strawberry-hibicus iced tea with dinner; plus, purchased a tin of their Rocky Mountain Mint Herbal Tea. Sounds like the perfect thing to sip after a long day, doesn't it?
While walking Boulder's lovely Pearl Street Mall, I happened upon a wonderful tea parlor, Ku Cha House of Tea. After an delectable spot of browsing there, I bought a tin of their organic green chrysanthemum tea; which I cannot wait to crack open!
Besides some great used books and organic bath products, tea buying was the only true shopping splurge I partook in out west. No, I didn't do the factory tour, but I did enjoy shopping at the Celestial Seasonings Tea Shop. Eight boxes and one complimentary tote bag later, I wondered how I'd get my assortment of goods into the suitcases for the flight back home (smile). It took some thoughtful planning on my part; which was totally worth it.
A snapshot featuring my coveted tea loot!
Today will mark the first day back at the 9 to 5 since June 29. One thing is for sure: Aside from this evening's yoga class, my mid-morning tea break is one sure pleasure I know this day will bring!
Joy & peace, T.