Updated: Oct 11, 2018
Place: Bricks & Scones, 369 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tea of Choice: One pot of Darjeeling
Giraffe Rating (out of 5 | for tea): 3.85
Isn't she the cutest?
HUMPDAY had past and we were well on the way to the weekend, however, the light at the end of the tunnel was too far to grasp so midweek tea was in order. Accompanying me this week is a fellow giraffe, well more like ostrich height but she could apply for giraffe status (she even wore heels because she knew that I would still be taller than her) was Jenna.
Jenna is a freshman friend from La Cañada, California, but understands that snow is a part of winter (low-key ski fanatic). When I first met her I thought she was the lost child of Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne - it was the Taylor Swift "Fearless" era hair, and dark eyebrows that could rival Delevingne. Now you're looking at her picture and you can't unsee it, right?
On said Thursday afternoon, we perched outside in the warm winter sunlight*, sipping on Darjeeling Tea, a black tea from the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. I have to say that I am stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to my favorite tea. I used to think it was the full-bodied taste of English Breakfast that did it for me, but I think I have to relinquish this love affair in favor of this delicate tea. We each had a scone, Jenna chose a Matcha Green Tea and I opted for the Lavender White Chocolate.
Pros: The tea is GOOOD (Highest praise one can receive #hardtoplease). Along with this, Bricks and Scones are definitely in the Top 5 Study spots near USC. So really they are just winning at life.
Cons: Upstairs, indoor seating is limited. For somewhere that has scones in the title, they're not all that fabulous; they're a little dry... But there's so much more on the menu to detract from this fact.
Thank you for coming to TEA with me, Jen Jen.
*Yes it is January, and yes it is warm enough to sit outside. This odd phenomenon only exists in LA.
Until next time,