I'm more into coffee than tea, mostly because the latter remains a bit of an enigma. Do I choose black, white, green, or herbal? And from there, do I prefer Darjeeling, oolong, or rooibos? (Sigh. Right about now is when I order a latte.)
, a tea emporium located on South Kipling Parkway in Littleton. The shop not only specializes in artisanal whole-leaf teas, but owner Carole Bright-Alvarez makes it her business to educate customers about all things tea. To wit: She's designed a questionnaire that establishes your perfect sip---a tea fitting, if you will.
After answering a dozen or so questions, including my preferences for cheese (hard/stinky, mild/firm, soft/creamy), caffeine (low, medium, high), and chocolate (white, milk, dark, very dark), Bright-Alvarez arrived at four options.
So far, I've only sipped the pineapple-mango (which isn't nearly as fruity as it sounds), and I'm anxious to try the Wu Yi oolong, which promises hints of raisin, honeysuckle, and roasted barley.
Log your tea preferences on an index card, and the shop will keep it on file.
8174 S. Kipling Parkway, Littleton, 720-981-2512