October 09, 2012
Tea Shop - The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
After completing a round of errands, I treated myself to a cup of tea from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shop on Bleecker Street. I considered the Dragonwell but they were not serving it on the day I went. I also thought about the Scottish Breakfast. I have drunk English and Irish but only recently read about the Scottish variety. Wanting something perky but with low caffeine, I settled on the Chai Rooibos. The smell was very floral. When the tea cooled enough to sip it, it tasted overwhelmingly like a "hot cinnamon" candy. As it cooled further, I detected the Rooibos but the dominant flavor was cinnamon. Less of a treat than I expected. Next time I will order the Scottish Breakfast or hope they have the Dragonwell back in stock.
Other Chain Tea Shop reviews are Chain tea shop: Argo Tea and Chain tea shop: Think Coffee.