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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Chinese Tea in the Chinese Garden





When I was debating whether to visit Portland's Chinese or Japanese garden, one of my friends on Twitter suggested that the Chinese garden would be better, if only because of the tea house and its excellent mooncakes. Well, you all know how much I love a nice cafe, and the promise of a new kind of cake was just too much to resist.

I visited with a couple of friends from the conference, and between us we sampled three teas and two different kinds of mooncake. Mine had a delicious red bean filling - but it was so rich and sweet that I ended up taking half of it back to my hotel with me to finish later.

Sitting in gentle Portland sunshine, sipping tea and contemplating the gardens, was a truly perfect respite from a week of intense academic brain-exercise!




12 comments:

Scientific Housewife said...

Wow, that looks amazing!

Jenn Erickson said...

Rachel, it looks like a beautiful, unique, and sublime experience!

Rachel said...

It certainly sounds ideal - great tea, great cake, and great conversation!

liliannattel said...

Chinese cakes are one of my favourites treats. Wish I'd been there!

Emma said...

That looks delicious. I've been to Portland a couple of times but only ever in the Winter when it's completely freezing! Will try and remember this for next time I visit! x

Grams said...

I've never had mooncakes, but those are beautiful and look delicious. I'm going to Google them. The Portland/Seattle areas are on our future vacations list. I'd love to be where the weather is cooler this time of year.

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Jenny Woolf said...

Looks lovely!

The Blonde Duck said...

How elegant!

Dedene said...

Now you've taught me something about my old hometown! I had no idea there was a tea room there.

Fly Girl said...

oooh, tea, a lovely cafe and tasty cakes are a few of my favorite things. It looks like a great experience.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow I have not seen these cakes before!

carma said...

I've never had mooncake :-(

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