"Hi!" says my favorite barista at Peet's. "Haven't seen you in a while."
"Yeah, I've been drinking more tea lately," I reply.
We chat about tea for a few moments while she makes espresso drinks. She steps away from the machine and reaches into a drawer, then slips a small, tissue-wrapped bundle into my hand. "Try this," she says. "It's pu-erh
. Fermented. Steep it at least five minutes — it doesn't get bitter. It's my favorite lately."
Can't wait to try it when I get home.