Green Tea with Ayurvedic Herbs
$3.25 small pot, $4.95 big pot
2512 Hennepin Ave. S, MInneapolis
With St. Patrick's Day afoot, we thought a green drink would make sense. But instead of the usual beer, whiskey, and grog, the Hot Dish offers up some counter-programming that is still green, but a mite more healthy.
So what do we recommend as a great green recovery drink?
It comes to your table brewing, and as you pour the steeped tea into your white cup, a plume of serenity rises to greet you. The leaves and herbs inside are a Nepalese highland green tea with Vata (air & space), Pitta (fire & water), and Kapha (water & earth) elements added for inner well-being, harmony and clarity, and mental and physical strength, respectively. A slightly woody, spicy taste emanates from the hot liquid as the varying herbs add hints of cinnamon, cardamom, chesnut, ginger, and cloves.
So feel free to unleash your Irish party animal and know that a different kind of green will be waiting for you afterward--when you're ready to recover.