Strip Teas

Hot or iced, tea is the most widely sipped drink in the world (second only to water). Starbucks might take issue with that kind of popularity, but two Las Vegans won’t. Local tea enthusiasts and business owners Naomi Rosen (JoysTeaspoon.com) and Louise Carruth (Little Candle Tea Company) have organized the inaugural Las Vegas Tea Fest for fans to kumbayah over favorite leaves, learn to cook with tea and snag the paraphernalia for making the perfect cup. “For new tea drinkers, we are hoping to erase the mystery of tea,” Rosen says. “Like wine and cheese, there’s a lot of confusion about what’s good, how to brew, where to buy from, etc. It just doesn’t have to be that difficult.” Rosen says Las Vegas doesn’t have as many tea lounges, cafés and bars as cities on the coasts, but “we do have tea drinkers making an effort to support tea-based businesses.” Her Las Vegas Tea Series (launched with Ashanti McGee of Iron Kettle Teas) is a monthly educational forum for talking tea; and there’s even a tea group 93-strong on Meetup.com that’s doubled in size in five months. Encouraging early ticket sales would suggest that there are plenty of reasons for teanatics to fuss over downtown’s new fest.

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It’s close to impossible to find a great croissant these days, and not just in Las Vegas. Most of the ones you eat in Paris taste like cardboard, and the ones at Starbucks are beneath contempt. And that’s why the croissants at this modest bakery café come as a major surprise. They’re buttery, flaky and perfectly cast, made with real butter and high-grade pastry flour. Its cousin, the custard-filled croissant dotted with slivers of almond and a slurry of powdered sugar, might be even better.

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