I recently upped my morning black tea game with a smell-good satchel of Spice of Life’s chai black tea. Seriously: This stuff smells so good I want to leave a teabag in every room of my house—car included. Cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, oh my! Why drink boring old black tea when you can experience the sumptuously exotic?
• Spice of Life’s Chai Black Tea—About $10 for 20 teabags; 1306 Pine Street, Paso Robles.
Have you partaken in “shine from the vine” yet? You know, passionately crafted artisan spirits made in the heart of Paso Robles? The small stillhouse specializes in flavored moonshines, brandies, and whiskey, and boy is it ever powerful. If you want some, you have to trek to their tasting room in Paso Robles, open Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. No time for that? There’s a loophole! Order the “hooch cake” at The Hatch in downtown Paso Robles, and you can consume your Wineshine and have your cake too.
• Paso Robles’ Wineshine—For pricing and tasting, call 238-4453, 3064 Limestone Way, Paso Robles.
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