I rather enjoyed my first sojourn to Qilin teahouse for a late pastry and iced tea lunch.
I’m going to borrow some of the Qilin website words here, because they sum it up pretty well:
- a large range of flowering, premium and house blend teas served hot, iced or in latte form
- exciting flavours like Iron Buddha and Qilin Chai
- nitro coffee and homemade kombucha on tap
- Asian nod on the food menu
There’s even a little tea running through some of the food – I spied fresh mozzarella, basil pesto and black tea drizzle on sourdough. Goodness.
I went for iced tea since I’d been running around – the Jasmine with basil, strawberry and hibiscus. Very flavourful and very, very refreshing.
Well known and local ingredients like Lewis Road butter, Zany Zeus, and Fix & Fogg are dotted throughout the menu, as well as interesting Asian components like dragon ball, peking style mushroom and onigiri rice ball, and house-made ingredients like bacon jam.
The Xian roast pulled lamb bun sounded like a lunch with my name on it sometime soon, with a side of flowering tea methinks.
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