Steven Smith Teamakers from Portland, OR At Smith they buy their tea from north and south India, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, and Japan; Herbal ingredients are sourced from all over the world, depending on where they grow and taste best. LORD BERGAMOT A flavor somewhat superior to traditional Earl Grey. Fragrant Ceylon Dimbula and Uva are artfully combined with select teas from India’sAssam valley, then scented with bergamot essential oil from the realm of Reggio Calabria, Italy. TASTING NOTES: Malt, honey, citrus. Bergamot is a citrus fruit the color of a lime and the size of a large orange. Picked when ripe, the thick peel is removed and pressed like an olive to extract its essential oils. It has a distinctive flavor and aroma with notes of lavender, lemon and spice. Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.
Price & Kensington Teapots Restock and New Colors! Best-selling teapots by Stoke-on-Trent pottery brand, Price & Kensington, are now available in Matte Cream and Matte Black! The matte finish lends a contemporary feel to the teapot’s traditional ‘Betty’ shape. In addition to the new arrivals, we have also restocked the 2- ($12) and 6-cup ($24) teapots in a rainbow of bold, glossy colors that are sure to brighten any home. Made of durable stoneware, these adorable teapots are dishwasher and microwave safe, and can be used with tea bags as well as loose leaves.
Couronnes de Fontenay A “crown” of charming soft-ripened goat cheese with a chalky center and creamy outer paste. Bright and lactic. $17.99/ea
Ciel de Chevre Distinctly savory and meaty with a touch of tanginess. Washed with brine, it is rich and supple. Semi-soft Belgian goat’s milk. $29.99/lb
Great Hill Blue Toasty, salty aromas and bright, acidic tanginess, with just a hint of peppery bite. Crumbly, curdy, clean. Soft-ripened cow’s milk. $29.99/lb
Wine Classes with Professor Emilio
Professor Emilio’s Wine Classes are back for the spring/summer semester. Join us for an in-depth look at three different French wine regions. Each class includes four wines as well as a selection of cheese. Classes are limited to 30 participants.
Tuesday March 14th 6pm – Bordeaux
Tuesday April 11th 6pm – Rhone Valley
Tuesday May 9th 6pm – Loire Valley
Admission is $40/person per class or $35/person per class
for USC students with valid USC ID.
Classes Limited to 30 participants/Advanced Reservations only.
Call (803) 799-9463 to Reserve your spot.
Wine of the Week
Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape ’20 ’20 “Isabel Ferrando informed me during my visit that she planned to eliminate the Reserve Auguste Favier and Collection Charles Giraud bottlings, folding those lots and the “tradition” Saint-Prefert Châteauneuf into a single, combined wine under the Famille Isabel Ferrando label. The resulting blend she showed as the 2020 Famille Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape is a fine effort, with layers of cola-like spice and hints of garrigue layered against a lush backdrop of cherries and raspberries. Medium to full-bodied and almost creamy in texture, it finishes long, silky and mouthwatering.” (93-95) Wine Advocate $135.99/btl
Saturday Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 18, 1-3pm
Maya is here to pour some awesome wine for you to sample.
- Pepestrino Toscana ’20 $13.99/btl
- Fontanavecchio Falanghina ’21 $14.99/btl
- Poggio d’Oro Sangiovese ’18 $23.99/btl
- Grouchau Commuter Pinot Noir ’21 $19.99/btl
As always, just $1 at the door.