Ergo for Argo
I’ve been labeled by some as a “tea snob.” I would argue that isn’t true because my tastes aren’t nearly sophisticated enough to be any sort of drink snob. I’m the one who thinks beer probably tastes like pee (don’t know for sure as I’ve yet to sample any urine), wine tastes like blood, liquor tastes like gasoline, and coffee tastes like dirt. Not quite the connosieur. However, I do drink hot tea on a regular basis and I’m a big fan of Tazo Tea, whether hot or cold.
Also, being from the South, growing up drinking sweet tea is part of life. It’s probably one of the reasons why many southern kids become diabetic by age five, but it tastes so good. Settle down, Michelle Obama. I remember (I was a fat kid so most of my childhood revolved around food) always having a pitcher of sweet tea in the refrigerator at home or at my grandmother’s house, and I would say it was just as good as any sweet tea in any restaurants I’ve had.
Ironically, as much as I like tea, I didn’t think I’d end up getting anything at Argo Tea Café. I think the mark up on buying tea is ridiculous and it’s usually not worth it when I end up loading it with sweetener anyway. Spending $3.00 for a cup of tea just isn’t my cup of tea! Zing! I’m here all week! [cue: fake laughter]
My favorite part about Argo Tea Café actually ended up being that their teas aren’t exclusive to the café locations. When we got back to Roanoke, I found a few different flavors of Argo Tea in the cold drink section at Fresh Market, one of which being Carolina Honey! Now, what started as a vacation treat has turned into a regular drink that could become a bad habit. And it was cool to find such a well known taste of the South in New York City.
Argo Tea Cafe
1792 Broadway, New York, NY 10019