Like Olympic swimmers and gremlins, tea leaves only reveal their true power after being dunked in water. Unleash hidden strength with today’s Groupon to The Teahouse Santa Fe. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get a tea party for two (up to a $36.50 value), which includes the following:
- Two entrees (up to a $29 total value)
- Two cups of coffee or tea (up to a $7.50 total value)<p>
- For $10, you get $20 worth of wholesale coffee or tea.
The Teahouse Santa Fe lovingly serves a menu of light sandwiches and salads alongside a selection of more than 150 teas. Owner Dionne Christian has honed her taste for tea on past trips to China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and South Africa, and invites customers to relax on couches and cushioned benches or retire to the library for a high stakes game of book-alphabetizing with a cup of house-blended Coyote chocolate chai or Whitesage mint chai ($3.50 each). Coffeehouse classics, including lattes and cappuccinos ($2.75 for a small; $3.50 for a large) and the locally inspired chili-infused Border mocha ($3.00 for a small; $3.75 for a large) are also available. Lounging guests pair sips with organic eats, such as the garden burger ($10.75) or the Teahouse Mega salad’s healthy feast of greens, carrots, beets, tofu and steamed spinach ($12.75). For lighter accompaniment, snag a hot bowl of oatmeal with black sticky rice ($5.75), which Christian cites as her most famous dish.
The sunny yellow walls of the Teahouse also enclose a wholesale tea counter, which sells the four house-blended chai flavors in bulk ($22/8 oz.), as well as green, black, and rooibos teas. Customers can purchase fusions such as the café latte Black Blend ($10/4 oz.), which combines cocoa, almond brittle, milk granules, and coffee beans for coffee-drinkers transitioning to tea, and milk-drinkers transitioning to candy.