Saturday, September 2, 2017

Tea Grotto - Salt Lake City, UT

During our adventure out west, we spent a few days in Salt Lake City. While there, we had the opportunity to visit the Tea Grotto. Established in 2004, this fun business offers loose leaf tea, tea infused foods, an opportunity to enjoy tea in a calm and peaceful atmosphere, and an overall enlightened vibe (as per their website). 

Located at #401 East 900 South (thank goodness for Google Maps), we made a quick visit here and found the shop and the clerk very welcoming. While we were there, there was a steady parade of customers. Some purchasing loose leaf tea to replenish their stock, others picking up a 'to go' cup of their favorite tea, and others sitting down to enjoy a cup of serenity.

Our order included a little bit of everything. First, we sampled an oolong prepared Gongfu style. This little tray held everything we needed to measure, brew, steep, strain and enjoy multiple steeps of the oolong.

Susanna tried one of their flavored Chai blends which was served in an oversize mug.
Angelica has become a matcha enthusiast and she ordered iced matcha. 

While there, we had to try some of the tea infused food. We ordered the hummus plate which came with a nice variety of veggies. The tea flavor with the hummus was mild, but inspiration to try making this at home! So what did Cedar try? Well, right beside the Tea Grotto was a little sidewalk cafe where he was eager to purchase a soda. He nibbled on a few of the carrots also.
There are a lot of little nooks to sit. Cushioned sofa, a semi-circular table overlooking the sidewalk to people watch, square tables and chairs in the center, and even a hidden private little area to escape the din of the world if you wish.

What a great spot where (to quote their business card) Tea Lovers Unite!

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

I love this kind of tea shop and very much like what we have around Portland, OR. I love that you each tried different things, that is part of the fun of visiting teashops. Thanks for sharing this special shop.