July 29, 2015

Food & Drink | A Summer Special with Boston Tea Party.

Hello lovely readers, recently I was invited to renowned independent café, Boston Tea Party’s, Worcester branch to sample their summer beverages. As a regular customer at the café, I was ecstatic to be greeted with the charm and instant familiarity of the Worcester branch for which I will be talking about later this week in my upcoming article; Review | Boston’s Worcester Party.

On a sizzling summer day a couple weeks ago, I sat down and was thoroughly educated on Boston’s drinks as I tasted them and today, I would like to walk you through and persuade just why Boston Tea Party is the most splendid summer hangout. 

But before you read on, read what the lovely staff of Worcester’s branch has to say about their summer menu:

Q: Summer has officially arrived and the healthy food and drink articles are pouring in, what would you say are your most popular dishes and drinks this summer?

Smoothies and milkshakes are one of our bestselling drinks for summer. Our food menu alters for summer and our best sellers are pitta breads (lamb and halloumi) as well as cauliflower couscous salad and sweet potato fritters.

Q: You advertise a café who are determined to supply food and drink that “nourish the body and warm the heart.” What would you recommend on the menu for the person who pursues having that elusive ‘Summer Body.’?

Our “Sesame Chicken” is perfect for the summer body with beautifully flavoured chicken on a bed of brown rice packed with vegetables which pairs well with a Kiwi, Orange and Banana smoothie.

MARVELLOUS MILKSHAKES

Boston transports you back to the classic 50’s American diner with milkshakes reminiscent of the high school years and as indulgent as those that were eagerly devoured back then.

The delicious Marathon milkshake is ripe with flavour with a coalesce of chocolate, caramel syrup, peanut butter and milk that concocts a variety of seasoning upon the tongue. Whilst the delectable Banoffe milkshake, on the other hand, is a subtle blend of banana, honey, milk and toffee syrup which softly enriches in taste as it’s consumed.

So throw on your vintage attire and relive the swinging summer of the 50’s.

ICED NUMBERS

When looking for that sweet, summer zest, I highly recommend Boston’s Old-Fashioned Real Lemonade. Boston strips back and returns the primordial lemonade with their simple blend of lemons, sugar, ice and water. Made fresh upon request, this jar of goodness revitalizes the palette of any prior taste and exfoliates the mouth with its refreshing taste.

If you’re setting up a girly gathering, then stop by your local Boston and grab the Red Berry Iced Tea. Created from a mixture of red berries and hibiscus with an apple juice base, The Red Berry Iced Tea supplies the perfect fruity and flavoursome drink with a feminine outlook. Girls, this is the one for you for any future meet-ups you have planned!

SENSATIONAL SMOOTHIES

Smoothies are undoubtedly the most inventive and ambiguous of cool drinks and are absurdly addictive. Boston takes great and thorough care in creating quintessential smoothies that are perfect for on-the-go businessmen, health lovers and gym goers.


If you’re in need of a study space and either have some revision or paperwork to complete, take to the intimate seclusion of Boston and try their Raspberry and Mango smoothie. With an apple juice and ice base, the raspberry and mango integrate and become a glass of continuous revival and revitalization. It fortifies the temptation to procrastinate and the urge to slip into slumber and maintains a perfect balance of hydration.

Taking two starkly conflicting ingredients and binding them into one can go either way. But it appears that it can only be positive with the Super Blueberry and Ginger smoothie. The sleek and sultry taste of blueberries mixed with the stifling tang of ginger produce a striking and almost overwhelming smoothie. Whilst seemingly blended, you don’t get one ingredient or the other but you get both with the Super Blueberry and Ginger smoothie. The distinct ingredients take turns in elevating your mouth with flavour. If you’re on-the-go and need a boost, this smoothie is for you.


Now, there is a rare minority among us humans that are called ‘morning people.’ It appears to be an elusive phenomena but Boston may have just solved the mystery as to why these people are so chirpy in the early hours of the day. Their Breakfast Berry Blast Off smoothie fuses the contrasting relishes of berries, yoghurt, oats and honey and produces a – as the title explains- breakfast blast off! Say goodbye to the panda-eyed, foul-mood mornings and hello to a merry and jovial start to the day.



TANTALIZING TEAS
From Left to Right: Ginger, Rose & Cardamom Tea, Guest Tea, Moroccan Mint Tea and Boston's Red Berry Tea.


















Now, before I speak of the selection of teas, I would like to confess; I am not a tea drinker. Shock to the British stereotype, I have never liked it. Until I experienced Boston Tea Party whom genuinely changed my mind on the matter upon introducing me to their herbal teas! It does not matter if you are a tea drinker or not, try any of the following teas and I can guarantee you’ll be hooked.

Upon viewing the contents of the Ginger, Rose & Cardamom tea, it cannot be helped but take you into the land of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For anyone who is familiar with the story, particular children, this drink is for you. At first it does not taste of something stifling but combination of real rosebuds and spices slowly reveal themselves into a full-bodied and flavoured drink. The only thing it was lacking was the company of the March Hare, the Hatter, and a slumbering Dormouse.

At every branch of Boston Tea Party, there is a different clandestine Guest Tea. Supporting the summer love, the Worcester store produced Strawberry Noir; a mouth-watering black China tea. The dark base is lifted by intense strawberry notes that linger on the tongue and ultimately provide subtle but saccharine aftertaste. It proved to be a delectable surprise and I would recommend asking for a Guest Tea at your local Boston!

For  those who desire to be in the hotter quarters of the land but sadly cannot, do not fear, Boston’s Moroccan Mint tea successfully transports you to that very place you wish to be with its blend of organic gunpowder and fresh mint leaves. Its effect on the tongue is the equivalent to that of chewing gum thanks to its fresh, rich and succulent flavour. The chilly taste juxtaposes the essentially hot base of the drink which – surprisingly – works flawlessly!

Like the Iced Tea, the Boston Red Berry tea is a pot of white-hot, red-blooded, and luscious delight. It is a slow release of the senses with a subtle cleansing of the mouth before the rose hips, hibiscus, raisins, elderberries and other flowers explode with flavour and warming essence.


To conclude Summer with Boston Tea Party, why not treat yourself to a cheeky glass of wine? Boston stock the most scrumptious of wines and their Chardonnay is simply divine. It’s intense flavour both attacks the mouth and inebriates it simultaneously. If you would like an intimate meeting, take a look at Boston’s wine list and you cannot go wrong!



MY FAVOURITES
MILKSHAKE: Banoffee
ICED NUMBERS: Red Berry Iced Tea
SMOOTHIES: Super Blueberry and Ginger
TEA: Moroccan Mint or Ginger, Rose & Cardamom

Get yourself to your local Boston Tea Party and revel in the taste of summer!

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6 comments:

  1. It's a very good and educational read as always Tammy. Love to be sharing one of those with you right now xx

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    1. Thank you, BTP is an excellent dining experience.

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  2. This has had me thinking about tea all day

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    1. See if you can find a branch near you and sate that need for tea: http://www.bostonteaparty.co.uk/our_cafes/

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