Your Mind and Body at Blue Angels
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12, JingCheng 7th St
Hours: Tue-Thur, Sun 11 am-11 pm,
Fri & Sat 11 am-12 pm
Credit cards accepted.
No service charge.
As the weather gets warmer and warmer,
tea and coffee shops are popping up everywhere just
like spring flowers. Usually these shops provide cheap
and ready-to-run yummy tea for hurried people. However,
if you want to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while relaxing
in a totally tranquil environment for a change, Blue
Angels is a great choice.
Situated in the lovely alley of JingChen
7th Street, near Tea Street, Blue Angels provides a
long drinks list and has deliciously blended Brazilian
coffee as well as herbal vinegar drinks in a zen-like
setting. It offers carefully selected coffee beans,
which suit diverse tastes. The roasting time for coffee
beans determines their taste: strong, medium or light.
Basically, the longer they are roasted, the stronger,
the darker and less bitter the taste is. This process
provides strong, medium and light coffee beans, which
translates to the three most popular coffees: Brazilian
Classic, First Seat, and Cherry. If you are a hardcore
coffee drinker, then you definitely don't want to miss
the Brazilian First-Seat Coffee (NT$100). Mr. Lin, the
owner, recommends Brazilian Cherry Coffee (NT$100) for
its mild taste and pleasing fragrance. For non-coffee
drinkers, choose from a long list of milk teas, juice,
and healthy herbal teas, like Rose Vinegar Iced Tea
(NT$130) and Lemon Grass Vinegar Iced Tea (NT$130).
But why "Blue Angels"? The
tea house is named after the U. S. Navy's Flight Demonstration
Squadron because, beside a passion for coffee, the owners
share a love of airplanes. They want visitors to feel
free like a bird in the sky at Blue Angels, which they've
decorated with fish pools and many trees and plants.
Glass doors and windows let in abundant sunlight and,
on the second floor, a variety of books beg to be thumbed
through. Free wireless is generously provided and snacks
and set meals are served as well.