Monday, July 16, 2012

Passiflora Tea Room & Herbal Shoppe

The following day, our lunch stop was at Passiflora in New Hartford, CT.  This combination tea room and herbal shoppe was a fun stop for most of us.  Herbs and Tea!  Of course!  Not a traditional tea room but more along the lines of a cafe, they offer local organic ingredients with vegan and gluten free options.  Their tea list is amazingly extensive, and their cafe menu varied and delicious.

Large clear glass mugs held a lovely medium-bodied Kenya Milima black tea with a slight fruity taste, a spicy Masala Chai, and delicately sweetened Hot Chocolate.

Ordering from the daily menu posted on a large black chalkboard, luncheon specials included a roasted red pepper hummus panini, a very tasty gazpacho-like tomato soup, a sweet pepper frittata with beautiful fresh salad greens, strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette, grilled cheese medley of Swiss, provolone, and Havarti.
Their motto, Eat Locally,  Eat Wholely, Eat Thankfully, isn't hard to accomplish when they serve such delicious combinations of wholesome local organic fresh fare.
For dessert, we sampled gluten free mint brownies and Earl Grey lemon squares, both quickly devoured before even thinking about taking a picture.  Trust me, they were yummy, too!


Steph said...

Tea and herbs - perfect for you!

Marilyn said...

Sounds good! Especially the desserts that we don't see here. And yes, it is a perfect combination for you.

lemonverbenalady said...

Don't you just hate when that happens!:) I mean no pictures of dessert!:)

Linda J. said...

Fun!! I love the photo of the 3 adults.