I visited New Orleans recently and of course I’m going to seek out places to drink tea. Now if you’re reading this, and you live in this beautiful city, or have visited, you may think there’s some obvious choices. Well I’m not always about the obvious.
After a gorgeous day of sightseeing and wandering, I come upon a charming coffee shop, Pulp & Grind. How I ended up in the Warehouse District, I don’t know. But that’s the fun of visiting a city with little to no planning. I discovered a gem of a spot.
Of course I was in the mood for tea. There’s never a bad time for a cup. And it was a bit humid out, so a little refresher was in order.
Since I’d never been there before, I took a little more time perusing their menu items on the big board. I’ve had Wheatgrass shots before and getting one here was the perfect way to rejuvenate me and get my day doing again. I wish I had taken a picture.
In researching their shop, I see they’ve only been open a few months. They had some fruit and pastries on display, but I didn’t have the biggest appetite.
I was in New Orleans and all I’ve been doing is eating some amazing dishes. So all I could take was a piece of small chocolate at the register with my cup.
So I got the White Jasmine. I’m going to believe it’s either a tea that is sent to them or from some magical place. Well I’d really like to believe the latter. The city itself is magical and full of a unique energy I have never felt before.
The tea was just fine. It wasn’t anything special or blew me away. But for where I was, I didn’t care. I sat and enjoyed my snack and hot cup, and enjoyed the view outside. I wasn’t in the touristy part, near Bourbon or Frenchmen Street. That would take place before and after this tea break. But aside from these few photos, I just sat and admired the scenery for at least a good 30 minutes.
The tea soothed me, the view outside soothed me, and being in a vibrant and amazing city soothed me.
I will add the staff and locals inside were very nice, all smiled, and said hello. It’s not something I’m used to. I’m usually very friendly but it’s not always reciprocated. A friendly response make everything look, taste, smell, and feel better.
And I felt so good.
All The Best,