Well, since that initial visit, I have been back several times enjoying my tea in their modern, cozy cafe and always bringing back a few new teas for home too. My cupboard now has quite a nice assortment and I look forward to tea time every day, often through out the day, to be truly honest!
Today my hubby & eldest son headed off for some skiing and I decided to take my daughter and youngest son to Remedy Teas and then to a playground for some afternoon fun in the city. My 5 year old decided to pack her shiny silver purse that says "Fabulous" on it, complete with a coin purse packed full of coins, so she could buy her own tea cookies.
After buckling everyone into the mama van, off we went, over Lake Washington and into Seattle. 35 mins. later as we pulled onto 15th Ave in Seattle, I realized that I left my purse at home!
Crapola! No, I did not say that in front my children, but I sure did think it. Well...perhaps a little more R rated than that, actually. Anyway, as I proceeded to hunt through old receipts, wrappers, kid art, napkins, diapers, wipes and toys looking for possible cash, my daughter said, "Mommy, it's okay, you can use my money. You don't even have to pay me back."
Awwww...so sweet! That lil' girl is indeed Fabulous! I knew she had about three dollars in change and I found another $3.00 in change. So, all together we headed into the cafe with $6.00 which could easily buy us some tea to share and maybe a cookie.
When we walked up to the register I suddenly got the wise idea of calling my hubby. If I could catch him before he was on the mountain, I might be able to get our CC number...if the cafe would be okay with that. I noticed that the Anthony, the owner, was there and I explained my situation. He was so nice and gave me the phone saying absolutely. He was even thinking he could figure it out so I could get cash back if I needed that in order to get around Seattle for the rest of the day. Okay, Remedy Teas...I already loved you before, but now? It's for keeps!
So, we settled in with a kids tea service featuring Blueberry Cheesecake Rooibus, a pot of Roasted La Creme Green Tea for me, along with a vegan chocolate brownie and a few tea cookies to share. As always, the tea and bites were divine. And after the purse mishap, the warm welcome at Remedy made me feel like I stopped by a friend's house...a friend with great style, really cool decor, and a tea collection way larger than mine, that is! ;-)