Our three-year-old daughter fell asleep, and I told my husband I wanted to go somewhere relaxing, but new. He took on his best thinking posture – twirling his hair and whispering to himself – and said, “We could go to Tea and Poets. They have games there that we can play, and we can take our own games too.”
I liked the idea! We grabbed our favorite easily transportable games and loaded into the car.
It was raining the entire way to our favorite outdoor mall, Sunset Place, and when we arrived, we were glad to be parking in a parking structure where we wouldn’t get wet.
We made our way to Tea and Poets.
|Tea and Poets storefront|
When we walked in, we were immediately drawn to the sunglasses. We started trying them on, when we heard a voice from behind us say, “Hi. Welcome to Tea and Poets.”
We turned around, and found a friendly, smiling face, “If you need anything, my name is Bianca.”
We thanked her and proceeded to try on basically every pair of sunglasses they had on display.
We finally walked to the counter and began asking questions.
My husband asked his favorite question, “What do you recommend?”
Bianca started pulling little tins out of a box and sniffing their contents. She handed one of the tins over to us, and said, “ This one’s my favorite, it has cranberries and is sweet and fruity. We use it to make the Berry Delicious.”
We smelled a few more tea options and finally decided on the iced Berry Delicious tea (for me) and the iced Catch the Bouquet (for him).
Then Bianca asked us, “Did you want them with sake?”
I said, “I’m sorry. Sake where?”
She smiled, “We can put sake in your tea.”
Now I was smiling too, “Yes, please.”
My husband wanted sake in his tea too.
|Hers and his teas with sake. They were so good.|
My tea was sweet and the taste of grapefruit was reminiscent of a refreshing cold lemonade on a hot day. My husband’s tasted more aromatic, like walking through a field of flowers, in the very sweetest, delicious way possible.
They didn’t have a lot to choose from in terms of meals. Only two sandwiches (1 media noche and 1 egg salad) and one chicken caesar wrap. But they had plenty of snacks and sweets to choose from. I munched on some Sunchips and a carrot cake cookie.
|The carrot cake cookie was delicious! And healthy because it has carrots, right?|
I found out that the cafe hosts poetry events. Who’d ‘ve guessed?
|Upcoming Poetry Contests at Tea and Poets|
They also host paint nights – those are all the rage nowadays because they are so fun.
|Poetry Nights and Paint Nights at Tea and Poets|
My husband bought me this beautiful ring they had for sale!
|Isn’t it pretty?|
We sat in the cafe, played our games, and sipped our tea at our leisure, safe from the rainy night outside.
|Me with Dead Man’s Draw card game and my tea.|
|The pizza shirt makes a comeback.|
Thank you for a lovely evening out, Tea and Poets!
Like the Terminator, “I’ll be back.”
|Photo taken from: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/450/19869372178_6bf3dc0a10_b.jpg|
What’s your favorite cafe or tea house? Are there any in South Florida that I must check out? Let me know in the comments.