Last week I retraced my steps to Seventh Tea Bar in Costa Mesa to enjoy their gongfu style tea service. This was the location where I inadvertantly dumped my phone into a toilet after taking photos of our last tea service there in May…sooo, I had to make another trip which I didn’t mind 🙂
We again enjoyed their tea service which included a gongfu setup for the three of us, paired with a variety of sandwiches, spreads and treats. We chose two teas… a sweet Tung Ting Oolong which was served gongfu style…explained below… and a cup of rooibus.
GONGFU style tea service is done by providing you with a brewing vessel, a kettle of hot water & a cup. This ancient form of enjoying tea in multiple stages allows you to experience the tea by infusing the tea several times using smaller amounts of water. Your tea will change with each steep.
Seventh offers a fine array of tea – white, black, green, & oolong – served hot and iced. Their iced teas are on tap…they are refreshing, high quality leaf teas. After having our tea, we shopped for awhile, as I couldn’t resist walking across the parking lot to purchase goodies from any foodies favorite food and restaurant supply store, Surfas . Before we headed home, I went back into Seventh and got an iced Tung Ting Oolong to go…it was light, refreshing, naturally sweet tasting and interesting in how different it tasted versus the hot one we had an hour earlier. Both versions were excellent…we look forward to our next visit!
It’s so nice having a modern tea bar, serving teas in contemporary and traditional styles, all depending on what YOU want. A modern bar who respects the traditions of steeping tea. The servers really KNOW their tea and how to prepare them too. Check out Seventh in The Mix shopping are in Costa Mesa.
Drink Tea! It’s good for you. Enjoy