Thursday, August 02, 2018

teapresso bar

Met up with Sheri of Happy Little Bento since they are visiting for the summer.

It's been a couple of years since we were in Hawaii at the same time, but it is always nice catching up with her and her family.

We met kinda halfway of where my parents house is and where she was we met up in Waipahu at Teapresso Bar.

I'm not sure if this is a local company or a mainland one, but they boast all non-gmo, no powder, brewed to order boba teas & coffees with vegan, gluten-free & organic options.

I tried their Iced Tropic Osmanthus sweetened lightly (25%) and large boba (tapioca balls)(because the small ones weren't ready yet).

This was super floral & refreshing, perfect for the sticky humid day it was.

I was trying to pinpoint where I have had this flavor and when I got home looked online.

Osmanthus is the sweet olive or what the Japanese call kinmokusei, my favorite Autumn flower!

Not that I've ever tasted the flower before, but the fragrance while drinking the tea was just that.

Anyway, if you've ever wondered what kinmokusei tastes like, I would suggest you try this.

WARNING though, it is super heady, so I understand why not everyone likes this fragrance.

Her kids made these cute origami of a bird/box and top.

And they also gave me these great snacks.

Look at the size of this Chinese Pretzel, which I think is made by Family Grocery Store in Kaneohe.

Oh em many good memories of my mom when she used to make these.

Luckily, we haven't gotten rid of all of Mom's kitchen stuff so it was nice to pull it out of hiding and see how teeny it is compared to the pretzel that Sheri had given me.

I hope we'll be able to meet up again next summer.

Thanks for today Sheri & family!

Teapresso Bar
94-366 Pupupani St. #105
Waipahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808.517.4040
Hours: Sundays-Thursdays 10:00-21:00, Fridays-Saturdays 10:00-23:00


Anonymous said...

I only recently found out that you can specify the sugar in Teapresso concoctions. Someone bought me one a while back and it was so sweet and sugary, I never went back. I have to try it with much less sugar!
love chinese pretzels too!

K and S said...

I hope you get to reconnect with the Teapresso concoctions, V!

Take care!

Rowena said...

ditto on the memories of the chinese pretzel! I still remember us kids standing next to our Dad while he made them for us. I wonder if he even still has them.

KirkK said...

The Missus likes several types of osmanthus based tea - mostly from China.

K and S said...

I hope your dad still has those irons, Rowena!

I will try to look for some in Japan, Kirk :)

Take care you two.