In the midst of all the tea posts I have pending, many to fall by the wayside. Others have an expiration date or statue of limitations that would make no sense to see the light of day. Maybe I’ll explain that another time, or maybe give you an example in the future. But then there’s others that I feel are so personal and so inspiring that either it’s a memory I want to retain just for me and the amazing people I shared it with (and in many instances I was alone), and then there’s growing businesses and the fantastic people behind it that you feel a personal responsibility to share it with as many people as possible.
Back in October I was at one of the many festivals that makes Baltimore so unique and so special. And at many of these events I keep in the back of my mind about something I could write about in the future. Little did I know that I would discover one of those incredible food and tea combinations I’ve ever had. And this pairing is always going to be at the top of my list.
I wanted to give a huge thank you and hello to The Sacred Kitchen.
At many a festival food trucks and the usual food stands are all too commonplace. The options for something different have become lost in the shuffle. What’s different now is basic meals and what’s become the norm is sometimes businesses being too cute for their own good.
And then there’s The Sacred Kitchen.
On this one day I just couldn’t make up my mind on what to eat. I wanted something healthy, something that wouldn’t blow me up, and something out of the regular options.
These guys came through without having too try to hard. And their booth was so much more welcoming and approachable than just about anything I’ve come across in a while.
Their mobile vegan operation is one that I’m fortunate to have discovered in the early stages of this growing venture.
I got the pleasure to meet the owners Harpreet and Kelly, and we were chatting like we had known each other for years.
But wait just a minute. What does this have to do with tea? Look at the menu below.
It took me a second to figure out what this Blueberry Tulsi Mauby Tea is. I’ll tell you what and I’ll be honest, I still don’t know. What I do know is this was so refreshing, so enlightening, and such a healing drink. I can’t tell you why exactly. Part of is for me to appreciate but part of it I truly think doesn’t need to be explained.
Meeting the great souls who made this tea and having this for the first time instantaneously is one of those truly remarkable things that I appreciate just for what it is. Nothing more and nothing less. Well hopefully more. I’m craving a cup right now.
You might be asking what this visually pleasing plate of food is. That would be the Armitsari Chole made of garbanzo beans and spices, that yes, do uplift the senses and the soul. Throw in some Punjabi Puri Bread and this is one of those life-changing meals that will well, change your life.
This entire experience raised my spirits. Why it took me nearly five months to write about this is something I can’t explain, other than this is the time that it was supposed to happen, and…
Spring is approaching and that means more festivals, more events, more parties, and hopefully more opportunities to try amazing tea and food like this.
I need to get myself to the Kent Island Farmers’ Market on a Thursday at the very least. If you’re anywhere close by, I would highly recommend you do the same.
If you’re interested in having them cater your event or be a part of your party or festival, you can contact them here or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When and when the opportunity presents itself I hope I get to share another amazing tea and food experience with these genuine and down-to-earth souls again.
Everything about this was beautiful.