There are loose leaf black green, oolong, white, regular puerh teas and herbal tisanes both brewed in-house or to available for home-brewing. . There is a selection of tea ware.
They also have some baked goods and a brief menu which the website states has “small plates – inspired by different tea cultures and cooked with tea”
There are vegan dishes as well as gluten free, and sugar free sweets.
It is also the retail shop for Sonoma Chocolatiers which specializes in dark chocolate truffles using 62%-85% cacao.
It has a new age-y feel about it. In addition to lots of couches, the corner in the back is set up with a Middle-Eastern feel … pillows strewn around for relaxing. There was someone in front reading tarot cards.
There is wifi and electrical outlets and it was packed with people working on computers
The website says that on Tuesday nights starting at 7pm there are special events such as music and poetry
Other than chocolates, the only thing I bought was the cup of flavored puerh. There are some things you just know are not going to be successful. Still, I was intrigued by a flavored puerh. Skip it.
I left the paper tea sleeve in the tea until the water turned cold. It was only after lots of steeping that the ginger flavor came through. I even tore open the tea sleeve and, yep, there were pieces of orange peel in there though the flavor never came through. I even chewed on a tiny piece of tea … no flavor … zilch.
Still, I’ll stop by again to try a few of the other chocolates and maybe some of the menu items such as ochazuke, the vegan bento box, samosas, sachleb or quiche. It is nice to know a place in that area to get a cup of loose leaf tea.
6988 McKinley Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472