Coffee & Tea

Remedy Green Tea, Bayswater, London

limster | Apr 15, 2008 02:48 PM

This is a cafe/teahouse; also serves some food. But I walked in because of the list of teas on the front glass panels. Apparently the owner is from mainland China and gets their teas from there.

An elegant Dragonwell from Westlake, giving off the classic delicate chestnut flavour of the tea. Not like the outstanding early picked ones I had a taste of recently, but I have no cause for complaints.

They use water from the industrial strength espresso machine, but pour it from flask to flask to aerate it and cool it to the right temperature for Dragonwell. They make the first infusion for you, but you get to brew the remaining ones yourself, so it's great for fussy tea drinkers that want to control brewing times etc... Plus they provide a like decanter to separate the brew from the leaves, so that they do not over steep (the cup is too small to hold the whole brew). There was a generous amount of leaves, and my pot had a lovely, optimal flavour for about 2 infusions; it faded over the remaining 2-3 or so brews that were still drinkable, just nothing as aromatic. Was about £6 for the Dragonwell, which wasn't a bad deal, considering Laduree charges £4 for a non-descript tea bag.

A comfortable space to drink tea. Will likely be back if in the area. I still prefer Postcard Teas, but this is not a bad place.

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