A Quiet Moment at Cha-An

Cha-An might just be one of my favorite places in the city.  The tiny little tea house tucked away on the second floor is a quiet oasis in the East Village.  I stopped by the other day for a pot of green tea and a Chai for Mr. T.

  Of course I can’t remember the name but it was super nutty and had a nice woody smell to it.  Tea is the main draw here of course but I really come more for the desserts.

The Black Sesame Crème Brulee is one of my favorites of all time.  It was interesting to see they changed up the presentation a bit but the flavors were all still spot on.  It’s creamy and warm on the bottom and crisp and cool up top without being overly sweet.  I tried to share with Mr. T but suddenly it was all gone and he was just staring at me.  Oops!  I had one of those tune out moments again which is really why I shouldn’t eat out with other people.  Oh well- more for me!