Tucson is a truly incredible city – it is filled with tons of local shops and restaurants. It is hard to say that I have a favorite, because there are SO MANY great places. But when you break everything down into categories it gets a little easier! I am a huge tea drinker – it is my go to drink from the summer to the winter, and Scented Leaf is my go to spot.
I found scented leaf when I lived downtown, and I walked past it every day on my way to school. It actually took me almost two months to go inside because I wanted to sleep until the very last second before class! Once I did stop by (on my way home) I was absolutely hooked!
They have a selection of teas “on tap” so it’s like going to a bar, but better because instead of waking up with a hang over you wake up feeling awesome! The teas on tap can be ordered individually, or you can mix them to create fun new drinks! There is always a staff pick, which is a creation of different teas mixed together! My two favorites are the fruity thai and the fruit bomb. And they now have home brew packs! So it doesn’t matter where you live you can order it and have delicious home brewed tea delivered to you!
The best part is after you buy your first drink you can get refills! This turned into a little ritual for me, and I budgeted it in! So, once a week I stopped at Scented Leaf for a large tea and I drank it in my morning class. Then I would stop by for a refill on my way home from school! I looked forward to Mondays (seriously who looks forward to Mondays??) because of this activity which cost me less than $5.00!
Plus on those weekend days when I had to study I could tuck away into a corner and really focus! Now I do that for when I have back to back session to edit!