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Decent Cup of Tea in Even A High End Spot -- Rare As Bigfoot

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Decent Cup of Tea in Even A High End Spot -- Rare As Bigfoot

BHAppeal | Jan 11, 2007 12:13 AM

Responses in another thread brought up the question of quality -- or lack there of -- of tea in even high end dining spots in the U.S. I've stopped ordering it when out, since not only will it not match the most basic bags of Yorkshire Gold or even Barry's at home, it is likely to be just terrible. (I'm always shocked by that. Perfect meal, they make great coffee, but then the tea comes out and yuck.) I suspect it's the fact that few places have enough demand to keep decent loose leaf in stock, and don't want to boil water fresh for each customer. Asian places are the exception of course -- but basic, non-green tea, properly brewed is tough to find in some place in the U.S. other than the occasional tea shop. Anyone know why, or had great tea when dining out here?

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