Some time ago, I had stumbled upon SPORTea at one of my favorite places, Baltimore Cofee and Tea Company, and it was on a display table along with many other teas to select for your brewing and steeping enjoyment.
It just didn’t feel right at the time. Sometimes it just doesn’t. It didn’t stand out to me. I drank it hot. It literally felt like a tea that was just there to me. I ordered it, I drank it, and then I left. Maybe it felt forced. If it sounds like I’m talking badly about it, I don’t mean to. There’s a reason I never felt compelled to write about it. I have so many teas like this on backlog, and these stories will sadly (or not) never see the light of day.
But then something magical happened…
A couple of weeks back I stopped in at Baltimore Coffee and Tea’s newest location, at the Annapolis Towne Centre, I already knew I was going to walk into something special.
I could tell from the outside looking in that this has that place to be kind of vibe. And I don’t mean in a pretentious sense. I mean in a place to feel like you’re in your world world, or your own universe, but still feel same to be near your home or loved ones.
In typical fashion, I stopped in alone and already felt at peace about things. It’s all your perception, and I could have felt like I was just there or in a funk, like I was in a previous visit I alluded to, but I felt good. The gentleman at the counter literally read my mind. I asked for an iced tea recommendation and without any hesitation, he said SPORTea.
There was a blast from the past and a flashback but right away. I had heard that name from somewhere, but it didn’t register right away.
All you need to know about SPORTea can be found here & here. I’ve done my job and now I’ll just tell you how great this tea is. The dichotomy is like night and day. This is meant to drank iced.
I don’t think words can describe how healing and uplifting this drink is. It hit the spot on so many levels, and I don’t have the words for that either. Being in a good mood and in a good place helps.
I started off admiring the inside, but a drink like this and a place like this screams sitting in the courtyard that faces the Towne Centre and the rest of the world. But inside I felt safe, I felt protected, and I felt like I was the only person on Earth. I’ve often said this in previous stories, but it’s true.
The skies and the sun were looking picturesque, and it was a perfect day for doing nothing or anything you want. That can apply to just about any day if you think about it, or better of not. This felt like a go with your own flow kind of day, and I’m grateful I ended up here.
Baltimore Coffee & Tea has always displayed the best, brightest, and most inspiring stories to me, for not just tea, but life life in general (previous visits from all around the area can be found here) and for this to be in Annapolis (My past Annapolis memories for your viewing pleasure are right here) makes it that much sweeter.
Speaking of sweet, I can’t help myself but include a sweet treat with my teas, but SPORTea can be enjoyed alone or with anything you want.
I’ve yet to see SPORTea outside of Baltimore Coffee & Tea but this link to shop online seems like a good start.
I hope you have a great one and as always, peace be with you…