Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Teasim the Season...

...To be sippin' on some delicious chai! Teaism is a delightful tea shop and restaurant in DC. There are three locations: Dupont Circle, Penn Quarter, and Lafayette Station. I have been to both the Dupont and Penn Quarter locations. I first heard about Teaism on the food network (ok so I was a little behind on the news). Ever since I had my first sip of hot chai, I knew there was no going back to the Starbucks version. It was warm, creamy, and spicy.

I had raved about this place so often, that I was afraid I had overhyped the chai for my boyfriend. But it seems the chai has won him over, and now he has been raving about it to his friends in Boston. We decided to take Matt to Teaism the day after Thanksgiving to show him what the hype was all about.

Chai, 'nuff said.

We drove into DC to the Penn Quarter location. Although I have yet to see the Lafayette Station location, I believe the Penn Quarter restaurant to be the nicest. It is artfully decorated with japanese prints, bamboo screens, and my favorite - a koi pond!

One fish, two fish, orange fish, huge fish...that's how it goes right?

There is nothing more relaxing than sipping on a hot chai while listening to the sound of water trickling into the koi pond.

Doing their best fishy faces.

While we didn't sample any treats on this trip, Teaism has a delightful ginger scone and a scrumpcious salty oat cookie. Also, don't be afraid to order a bento box if you happen to stop by for lunch or dinner. Well, these are a few of my favorite things...

PS Don't call it a chai latte! AJ was harassed for calling it such. This ain't no starbucks y'all.

Penn Quarter
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 638-6010


Raisin Canes said...

I wouldn't go as far as to say that I was "raving" about it

Matt said...

Oh, you were raving alright. Fortunately for you, the tea backed up all your big talk.

Ariel said...

I'm just happy you two are reading my blog!

Jenn said...

Mmm teaism! Their iced chais are delicious too :)