Thursday, January 29, 2009

Oriental Tea House (Melbourne)

Address: 455 Chapel St, South Yarra (Melbourne) VIC 3141
Tel: (03) 9826 0168

It was a stinking hot summer day in Melbourne, and while out shopping hard - I needed a refresher. Being a huge fan of specialist tea boutiques and being stuck out in the middle of Chapel St, this was a viable option. As pictured above, it is part retail story, part teahouse.

A stinking hot day calls for a cold, refreshing drink. Pictured below is the Peach Melba Iced Tea - a fluffy peach flavour with an almost caramel aftertaste - like an icecream indulgence without the fat.

Pictured below: Raspberry & Lime Iced Tea - great introduction to tea for people who don't like the bitterness usually associated with tea, more like a cordial than tea this one.

Was also starving and wanted to avoid the hustle-bustle of the yum cha happening on the other side of the shop so opted for a la carte yum cha items. I don't even know half the things in this bamboo basket or that this number of dim sims existed but this was the 9-piece I believe.

Below: This is the honey pepper steak - at first I couldn't put my finger on where the taste was familiar but then it occured to me - Honey baked ham Kettle Chips! It tasted exactly like that!

The texture was tender and flavour intense... just kind of freaky that it tasted so much like the potato chip flavour...