Zanzibar

Honey Lavender Lattes are back! by Steve Willingham

Another returning favorite!

We brought the blood orange latte back in January, and it was a hit! Unfortunately, the warmer weather has made it difficult to find delicious fresh blood oranges, so we've had to say goodbye. 

Don't mourn the blood orange latte just yet. We've got another returning favorite. We started the honey lavender latte last March as our introduction to spring, and for that, it is perfect. We take local honey and blend it with lavender buds sourced by our friends at Savory Spice to make a syrup. Mix that up with some espresso and milk and you have a delicious honey lavender latte.

We're also going to feature another tea from Urban Teahouse this month. Rooibos Zanzibar is a blend of rooibos leaves and spices from Zanzibar, Tanzania. It's a nice caffeine-free option for your afternoons.

Swing by and try these out this month. See you soon!

February Special: Red Tea Latte by Steve Willingham

Don't panic. We still have Blood Orange Lattes too!

February's special is based on one of Urban Teahouse's amazing teas: Rooibos Zanzibar. 

While technically not a tea, rooibos, or red tea, has some tea like characteristics that make it perfect as an uncaffeinated alternative. The plant grows in the fynbos belt of South Africa's Western Cape. The leaves are picked and oxidized, much like tea, until they have the reddish brown color that gives it its nickname. Normally rooibos is steeped just like tea and sugar and milk are added to taste.

The Zanzibar part of the name comes from one of the "spice islands" off the coast of Tanzania. This tea has spices added to the leaves before steeping, specifically cloves and cinnamon that originate from there. These spices, along with a little orange oil, give this drink a lot of complexity that shines through a bit of milk and sugar giving it a nice balance.

We'll have this drink all month, so swing in and try it!