Friday, October 16, 2009

Numi Tea Garden

So how cool is THIS!!!

And THIS!!!

For the last two years while Zeus and I have been making our twice-yearly pilgrimages to the Bay area I have seen from the freeway a building with an advertisement for the Numi Tea Garden. Today we finally made it a point to go in and see what it was all about. We had a delightful lunch of Spanikopita and Olive Tapenade and tea in the garden and then picked up a few souvenirs to take home. I'm not a hot tea drinker so was particularly pleased to find that they also have cold, bottled tea. It was really goooood! Now I just have to find out if there are any suppliers here in the land of UT. Doubtful.

The flight home was a bit longer than planned. Gave up my seat so a family could all get on the same flight. No, I wasn't just being nice. I was well compensated by the airlines for traveling from Oakland to SLC via Portland. It really wasn't bad. I spent the last leg of the trip watching Arrested Development on my laptop.

It was hard to leave Zeus behind in Berkeley, especially considering that today is his birthday. If you get a chance you might want to send him some extra good wishes! Love ya, hon!



KFinley said...

Mmmmmnnn Spanikopita...I love it. Here they call it Spinach Pie, just doesn't the same ring. That's really awesome that you were able to go to your namesake tea garden, it looks awesome!


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bleason said...

I noticed the Budda on one of your interesting SF photos. I have a laughing Budda in my Herrenzimmer, the place I call my study and write my endless and wordy blogs. Herrenzimer is German for "mens room." The name is used in German hotels. This summer I visited several hotels in Germany, but no men's rooms were to be found. One attendant said they were all gone in the name of political correctness. Oh well! It was nice to see that you found numi shops and brands on your visit.