I’m not sure how this all transpired but once again I found myself in beautiful Annapolis, MD this past week. And as we’re rapidly approaching Summer it’s only right I find myself on the waterfront. More on that shortly.
I was all set to sample a specific tea and write a review of said tea, but once again plans have been altered and this could not have worked out more perfectly.
Of course I go into a coffee shop looking more tea. Make sense right? Well actually it’s nowhere near as close to perplexing as that sounds. I just have to go and be different again don’t I?
City Dock Coffee is a place I’ve largely taken for granted and I have no explanation for it. I’ve walked or driven by the beautiful storefront a multitude of times and maybe set foot in there once or twice. Maybe I grabbed a cup of coffee, I don’t remember for sure.
When I walked in I inquired about their teas. A lot of staples you see in many shops were available. Yet, one of the gentleman behind the counter pointed me to the last remnants of a familiar friend, Capital Teas. I was told they stopped carrying their teas. No explanation was given as to why. Honestly, I was just so excited to see their teas in a somewhat neutral location (that’s a bit of a reach) that I didn’t care to ask anymore questions.
With what was left I went with the oh-so-appropriately titled On The Waterfront Tea. As I was steeping inside I fell victim to my own obliviousness to the outside world. It was gorgeous out and I planted myself at one of the outdoor tables, soaking in the sun that has been missing in this area for quite some time. It was hot, humid, and heavenly. Yes I did that on purpose.
I had no idea what was in the tea nor did I care. It was a comforting and soothing Rooibos gem. As I was sipping I did detect spearmint and something nutty. That would be almond and you can never have enough almond.
All the other ingredients belonged and bounced off each other perfectly. Luckily, this tea was caffeine free or I’d be doing the same thing. I loved it. And this organic masterpiece if what I come to expect from this great company.
There’s a funny irony to all this. Capital Teas has set up shop at a prime location, literally across the street (kind of across the water but I can’t embellish) and I’ve been meaning to write about my experiences with the shop. This is just the segue I needed. This will be revisited later in the Summer.
But for now I will add some pictures of all the pageantry and beauty of Annapolis.
I hope you all had an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.