Welcome back to another post from Tea With Me and Friends! We hope you're well and have had a tea-riffic week!
Today we wanted to share with you our recent visit to Piacha in London.....you might recognise the name as we have featured some of the Piacha teas previously on the blog. But Piacha is also a lovely tea bar in London, run by the even lovlier Pia....
Located in Islington, London, Piacha are all about interesting tea blends, bold tastes and skilfully brewed tea. With the selection of 25 Piacha blends, ice tea smoothies and tea infused food, expect the unexpected....and some really, really good tea!
Pia created Piacha because she could never get a really good cup of takeaway tea when she was out and about - good takeaway coffee is everywhere....but good takeaway was really limited!
The teabar itself is cool and comtemporary and the team are skilled in tea making.....and super friendly! I only wish I lived closer!
Piacha tea is displayed in the teabar in an easy to read format, all colour coded so you know what kind of tea you are looking at. I especially love the jars of leaves so you can smell the various blends....
|Take a sniff - Piacha Apple Green Tea|
If you don't know what kind of tea you want, Pia or one of the team are happy to help you out, suggesting blends based on your likes and dislikes. There is also the opportunity to taste some of the teas on offer......
|Tea tasting - Piacha|
Tea is at the heart of everything at Piacha, it's even infused in the freshly made sandwiches!
Lorna and I spent a happy Saturday morning talking tea with Pia and trying some of the blends on offer....
|Tea With Me and Friends at Piacha|
|Tea is served in lovely glass mugs at Piacha|
We picked some teas that we thought we would like and based on these Pia made some recommendations too. We also tried some of the rather scrummy chocolate cake, which melted in the mouth....
|Tea tasting at Piacha|
|The Piacha chocolate cake went down rather well!|
Tea blends include a rather lovely, warming ginger chilli tea which included Ginger, lemon verbena, black peppercorns, liquorice, ginseng, chilli in the ingrideint list. There was also such delights as Black and Cherry (think scrummy black forest gatuex), apple green tea (vibrant and refreshing) and morroccan mint.
All these can be enjoyed while listening to jazz and watching the world go by in the comfort of the tea bar.....or as a takeaway tea, freshly brewed.
When you visit if you get the chance to talk tea with Pia herself its a real treat as she is so passionate about all things tea! She has even created ice tea smoothies....
|Ice Tea Smoothies from Piacha|
There are currently four flavours which are truely unique and freshing....definitly worth a try!
On the 10th June Piacha are hosting an open tea house and free evening of tea tasting between 6-9pm....if you are in the area pop by to try some of their unique blends and talk tea!
We also have some very exiciting news about our blogiversary at the end of June which might just involve a fabulous prize from Piacha - watch this space for more details!
A huge thank you to Pia for spending the morning with us, it was a truly entertaining and inspirational tea adventure!
Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna