Yesterday was my 23rd birthday! My mother-in-law took me to one of our favorite spots: Infinitea. It's a gourmet food and tea restaurant in Antioch, Illinois. They serve everything from gluten-free cakes to the most amazing teas and everything in between.
We got their "Royal Treatment" tea sampler which featured four courses of tea and tea-foods. The first course included a rooibos tea called Sweet Sin. It was perfect! The tea was accompanied with gluten free Orange Currant scones, clotted cream and jams. The second course included a green tea called Cranberry Rose green. As you can see, there were baby rosebuds in the tea leaves! It was served with a cup of garden vegetable soup.
The third course was my favorite! They served an oolong formosa tea (which apparently is the "champagne of teas") with tea sandwiches. The gluten-free bread they served was incredible! It's a brand called Goodbye Gluten. Luckily, they sell it at a grocery store in Vernon Hills. My favorite sandwich was the cucumber dill spread.
The fourth course was the dessert course. I wasn't expecting to be given any cake or bread-based desserts, but we were pleasantly surprised when they plopped down a beautiful piece of raspberry vanilla cake!
My mom-in-law gave me a book that I've been craving for a very long time. I am so excited to get my hands dirty in soft almond flour and pop out some beautiful macarons. Haha. I am so nerdy.
So, we left filled to the brim with wonderful flavors and great tea. We bought a few of the flavors that we sampled and I'm currently drinking a rooibos called Old Love. If you are ever in the area, stop by Infinitea! I promise you will leave very satisfied!