Place: Milk Jar Cookies, 5466 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tea of Choice: Peach Ginger & Hot Cinnamon Spice
Giraffe Rating (out of 5 | for tea): 3.04
Affectionately known as Mo'hini Mo'Money or Mohini rhymes with Doheny
According to yahoo answers (yes, Yahoo is a credible source, much like Wikipedia) a good human being is a multiplicity of qualities, including but not limited to:
Regularly acts with the intention to do good
In fact, does do good
Empathetic as a result of all the good they've been doing
Mohini = good human. She epitomizes what one thinks when they think "oh yes, they are a good human." Beyond being unquestionably authentic, she is also too cool for school - I'm not sure how we're friends, she's too hip* for me - she lives out the "you do you" philosophy; a real-life flower child living in the wrong decade. From fashion-sense to philosophy, Mohini could be a lifestyle brand (if you decide to pursue this as a potential career, I would like to receive intellectual credit for the ideas) I would be in full support of this endeavor. Moreover, I have never met anyone with more perfect teeth. They are SO white, psychedelic if you will, I get lost in their hallucinogenic properties (major girl crush, can you tell?).
Milk Jar is our orientation (summer J-O-B) "go-to" location, and rightly so. The walls hold life conversation, ridiculous inside jokes (I think this gives rise to the particularly high giraffe rating) and the softest cookies I've found on this side of the Atlantic. The concept is so simple and reminiscent of childlike innocence #nostalgia. It's a homey, warm environment with an inviting ambiance. On this particular outing, I ordered Peach Ginger Tea with a White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookie, and Mo chose Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea with a Chocolate Pecan Caramel Cookie. The cookies were heavenly and the tea was decent, but not much more could be asked for given that tea isn't really their specialty.
Pros: They change the decor depending on the season, and their interior decorator should be given a raise because the window displays + table decorations are always on point. As aforementioned the cookies are divine, the milk is fresh and cold; plus if you so desire, they have homemade ice cream!
Cons: If you're not a fan of the bougie LA scene, then this is not the place for you. Milk Jar is uber cutsie and stereotypically "LA," you've been warned! Minimal seating, so if it's busy and you have a large party be ready to wait awhile. Dat cookie be expensive BUT completely worth the dough #punintended
Thank you for coming to tea with me, Mo.
*Is this what the kids are saying these days?
Until next time,