This is a shot of my favorite beverage place of the moment. Koots Green Tea is all over Japan and this location in Lincoln Square mall in Bellevue, WA is its first North American store. Another location is set to open soon at the north end of downtown Seattle near South Lake Union. I can't wait!
Right now, I have to trek about 12 miles from my house to the Lincoln Square spot each weekend. Yes, it's that good. :-) The new one will be about 10 miles away, but only a mile from my job, so that will be super easy.I checked again this weekend and they say the opening of the new location has been delayed again.
So I finally had to bite the bullet and get four days worth of Koots' Hojicha latte (extra hot, no foam, with 2% milk). It's a low or no caffeine tea mixed with milk. That way I don't have to worry about a caffeine crash or withdrawal effeccts when I can't get there for a taste. I reheated one this morning and it was delish. I'll have another couple during the week and freeze one to see how it fares after being frozen, thawed and reheated. Results later!