Raiding local pine trees and throwing their leaves in boiling water cuts down on aphid infestations, but it rarely makes a good cup of tea. Enjoy leaf-water made from ingestion-appropriate plants with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of café fare, tea, and gifts at Through the Looking Glass in Shelbyville.
Mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Through the Looking Glass caters to sippers with a blend of whole-leaf teas, tea accessories, and gifts. Combat lip freeze without kissing an incubator by slurping green teas, black teas, oolong teas, white teas, tea blends, and herbal tisane. Or complement drinks with bites from the menu such as the croissant with brie or dark chocolate ($4), the Oxford salad ($5), and the Gyre and Gimbal sandwich ($7).
After gulping some dried-leaf drink, guests can feel free to browse the storefront for a handmade, fair-trade, or locally produced gift. Aside from providing a venue for child runaways to experiment with caffeine, Through the Looking Glass also hosts special events, which may include art openings, stitching sessions, and dance workshops.
629 Washington St.
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065Get Directions