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Monday, May 10, 2010
Tea with substance aka bubble tea
There's a tiny restaurant in Clifton Heights called Tea and Bowl , a rather odd name for a Chinese restaurant with a specialty in all kinds of bubble tea. I'd seen bubble tea here and there but hadn't tried it until today, when my brother and I popped in for lunch. The menu lists dozens of variations and flavors of five basic styles, all of which share the "bubbles," marble-size pieces of tapioca that line the bottom of the glass. The five styles are basic, flavored cold tea; the same but made with milk; blended versions with ice, called "snow"; and hot tea and milk. Actually, that sounds complicated, and it is rather hard to describe. I tried the mango tea, no milk, pictured at left, while my brother had the almond snow. We liked both but especially his snow. There's probably too much sugar in these drinks to make them a healthy choice, but our server did say she could make them without sugar.
Here's a way to find good places to eat when you're traveling. It's (appropriately) called Find Eat Drink, a website and an iPhone app. (I have a Droid but also an iPad, and hope it will work on the pad) Click on photo for link.
At the University of Cincinnati, I teach writing, reporting and research methods to journalism students as well as a course in mass communication.
I also write a "Healthy Foodie" column, with co-author Mary Ann Barnes, M.D., for the magazine Whole Living Journal, which is distributed in the Cincinnati metro area.
I'm a freelance food and travel writer, a dedicated exercise fanatic (have been since my 20s) and an avid gardener, reader, cook and moviegoer. I'm live in Cincinnati with my husband, George, and recently lost my sweet mother, who died peacefully at 91.