If you’re in the Triangle and haven’t been to Vimila’s Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill – you’re missing out! Delicious and healthy Indian food made with local and fresh ingredients. I was there for a librarian networking event a few weeks ago, and didn’t have a camera with me – but the food was wonderful. I had a couple of samosas that were light and flaky, served over chana masala (chickpeas). Although I enjoyed my meal, I also experienced some envy of my neighbors’ choices – so I know I need to get back there and try some more things!
With my meal, I ordered the ‘house tea’. This was a fragrant hot tea with the tang and redness of hibiscus and freshness of mint. I liked it so much that I asked if the restaurant would sell the tea mix to take home. With the gracious hospitality of a local restaurant, the manager made me up a pint to-go container and sold it to me. Isn’t it beautiful?
It’s basically an equal 3-part mix of hibiscus flowers, lavender blossoms, and mint leaves. I’ve made a few cups-full at home, not only is it a relaxing drink, but it makes the whole room smell wonderful at the same time.