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Tea at Three: Pear Tea & Pretzel Croissant 

TEA: Pure Indulgence - The Pear Tea [Le Palais des Thés]
BAKED GOOD:  Pretzel Croissant [The City Bakery]

I don't know how to walk by The City Bakery without picking up a Pretzel Croissant. Salty, flaky goodness and warm when I got it at 3PM. Since it was warm out, I paired it with a sparkling pear tea using my SodaStream. 

To make your own sparkling pear tea, boil a 1/2 cup of water then take off heat. Add tea and let it steep for about 3 minutes. Filter tea and pour half of that into a cup. (This will make 2 cups.) Instead of sugar, I poured in pear nectar or pear juice for sweetness, which brings out the pear flavors of the tea even more. Fill up the cup with pear juice about halfway up and top with cold seltzer or sparkling water. Done!

Reader Comments (3)

I absolutely, positively agree with you. I've no idea how to walk past City Bakery without getting a pretzel croissant, either. And in the winter, I can't do it without getting hot chocolate with one of their delicious marshmallows. Your tea paring with the pear nectar is a clever touch. I'll be using this at home to give some variety to my Soda Stream creations. Thanks for the tip!

06.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

I am glad I don't walk past City Bakery, then! Have you eaten the pretzel roll at Murray Cheese?

06.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

Hi Michele, I agree with you on the hot chocolate in the winter. Highly addictive. As for the SodaStream, I've also been blending up fruits and mixing that with seltzer water. Add some ice, and it's refreshing and tasty as well.

Hi Georgia, no! Now I know what I should be picking up on my next walk over to Bleecker St.

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