July 30, 2013
Review: Press Tea
On my second visit to Press Tea, I had a full serving of rooibos. I enjoyed a sample of the tea when I first visited the tea shop with Jee of Oh How Civilized in June. At that time, I ordered an iced green tea and we shared several pastries: blueberry cheesecake, apricot scone, and a matcha sponge cake.
The tea making at Press Tea is innovative. The tea is pressed with modified espresso machines yielding fresh, intense flavors.
I also like the system of ordering: select a tea, choose a preparation, and add an optional flavoring. I ordered rose syrup with my green tea (I think I thought I was ordering cherry). This time, I ordered a featured beverage - the rooibos caramel latte - and the barista graciously iced it for me. It was perfect! Cool yet warm from caramel and rooibos notes, creamy, and slightly sweet.
Although I was tempted by the cinnamon doughnut, I selected the blueberry cheesecake. It is delicious. Lots of blueberries, a great crumble top, and the cake is moist with a hint of sour. Oh, and the bottom crust was moist, too, but it held its shape well. I'll be back.