Every meal should be sensible and delicious. Perfect portions, rounded out flavors, and a little bit of everything should be included. At Tranquil Tea Lounge, all that is possible. This place is something good for you. No sodas or french fries here. Sensible sandwiches and salads. Tea too — all different kinds.
Upon entering this eatery, you can’t help but notice the earthy colors and calming decor — Nothing loud or colorful to make your brain hurt. Looks something like a lobby of a relaxing day spa. They even had a mini store selling books and tea accessories. Everything just flowed together and this was how their food was. The word “cohesive” comes to mind.
The roast beef sandwich is my favorite sandwich here. The Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onion are really good in it. The best part was the jalapeno cream cheese spread. Even the bread was amazing — kalamata olive bread. The toasted bread made it really crunchy, holding all of the warm goodness inside. The whole thing was perfectly pressed in a panini and the inside was so gooey. By far, this is definitely one of my favorite sandwiches.
The salad they give on the side was a perfect accompaniment for the sandwich. The fresh green had a citrus vinaigrette and was topped with feta cheese. The dressing was subtle and not over powering. The natural flavors of the vegetables really shined in the salad — quite refreshing.
For dessert? A white chocolate lavender scone. It was huge! Sipping on my Matcha Genmaicha green tea really went well with the scone. It was such a perfect finish. The tea’s matcha, sencha, and toasted rice flavors were really subtle. This was true relaxation. Sipping on tea, having good conversation, and letting the food digest really had me satisfied.
It was such a memorable meal. The aura of the restaurant and the tastes of the food really helped me to be relaxed. I was satisfied beyond words. Not the humongous burger and fries and soda and ice cream and etc. satisfied either. It was a delicious meal, sensible portions, and all the flavors melded so well together. I can definitely find peace after a hectic day at Tranquil Tea Lounge.