Raiding local trees and throwing their leaves in boiling water cuts down on aphid infestations, but it won't make a good cup of tea. Enjoy leaf water made from ingestion-appropriate plants with today's Groupon to ATeaCo, also known as the Annapolis Tea Company. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of café fare and drinks.
• For $15, you get $30 worth of loose-leaf teas. This option also includes 20% off any retail purchase in the store.
ATeaCo satiates the thirst of arid palates with more than 125 varieties of loose-leaf teas, as well as a menu of organic, locally grown seasonal fare. Browse the café's menu of casual fare fashioned from locally grown ingredients such as the GD' Morning breakfast burrito ($4.95+), or a fiery bowl of green-chili chicken soup ($4.99). The perky staff can also whip up a 16-ounce tea smoothie, boba tea, or matcha latte ($3.99 each for a small). For bean enthusiasts, there's fresh, hot coffee from local roasters, and for introversion enthusiasts, free wireless Internet access. Art from local creative types dots the walls, and mugs, pots, and other tea accessories reach for the ceiling like vines soaked in extra-caffeinated English breakfast.
Bring home a bag of fragrant foliage from local brewmeisters Kung Fu Cowboy Tea Company, such as mango white tea ($6/oz.), sweet and smooth Japanese bancha ($4/oz.), or the Monk’s Blend, a vanilla-tinged brew known to induce in its drinkers spontaneous bursts of zen. Loose-leaf-tea prices vary by the style, grade, type, and how many stouthearted strongmen died to bring it to your mug, but some 12-ounce selections start at $2.99, including rooiboses and herbal tisanes. Supplement a pouch of fragrant herbals by using the 20% retail discount to take home a glass teapot ($38) or matcha bowl set ($50).
3107 Eubank Blvd. NE
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