Tuesday, August 09, 2016

foodie monday in kobe

cooling off❤︎  #starbucks #kobe #japan Yesterday, the weather was sunny but the heat and humidity was brutal.

I think the temps got up to the 90s but felt like 100s.

I swear it feels like you are right up next to the broiler element of an oven.

I stopped in at Ça Marche and picked up their patchwork bread and some other items...I've written about them here. I love their breads!

It was so hot that I stopped in at a new Starbucks, this one is a Starbucks Reserve and is called Neighborhood Coffee.

All their drinks are one size (big) and their prices are quite "big" too.

This passion tea was 540 yen (tax included).

The staff are friendly and I like the space design, they even have a separate area for people to come and sit with their dogs.

iced tea retail therapy❤︎rio summer(sample), roi des earl grey & mandalay  #mariagefrères #kobe #japan After cooling down and recharging...I headed down to Mariage Frères to pick up this year's summer tea which is called Rio Summer and some others for iced tea.

The Rio Summer is a green tea base with mint, green mate and açai. I've already cold brewed a batch and it is refreshing, lots of mint!

The other two teas I purchased were Mandalay (a black tea base with fruits and spices, perfect for iced chai), and Roi des Earl Grey (a black tea with bergamot).

I really appreciate the staff working here. They are really passionate about tea and give really informative explanations of the different teas.

Since this summer is really hot, I'm sure we'll quickly go through these teas.

How is summer where you are?

Neighborhood Coffee
2-24-1 Nakayamate-dori
Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: 078.222.0230
Monday-Fridays 8:30-22:00
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 7:30-22:00

5 comments:

Rowena said...

yuck...100!! I can say that this summer season has been "normal" compared to the blazing heat of 2015, so we are not all melting over here. I wonder if winter will come early though.

jalna said...

It is 7:00 a.m. here right now, and it's not too hot yet . . . but . . . soooooo humid.

K and S said...

I just need some tradewinds, Rowena...

can only imagine how yucky it must be Jalna...

Take care you two.
Kat

KirkK said...

Glad you got a chance to beat the heat Kat!

K and S said...

me too Kirk!

Take care.
Kat