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Just a little tea shoppe nestled in a quaint mountain village!
For my recent birthday weekend, my husband took my two young grandsons (they still can’t believe they were my birthday presents) and me to Idyllwild, a small mountain town in the middle of a national forest in Southern California.
On our way out for dinner a beautiful teapot caught my attention as we walked by a store. I collect teapots so naturally I had to stop and browse. I immediately planned to visit this store the next day.
So first thing next morning, leaving grandpa and the two rambunctious boys at the cabin, I meandered over to explore the tea shop.
Merkaba is a delightful tea store owned by Ron and Kathy. I was in Heaven as I browsed at teapots, tea accouterments, herbs and of course a wonderful selection of teas. A couple of pots of tea had been made for customer sampling.
After trying the teas, I decided to purchase the House Tea – known as “Black Merlot”. This was a selection of black tea with an assortment of different berries. I normally do not go for fruit flavored tea, but this one was delicious. Maybe it was the combination of the berries, papaya and cornflower petals that appealed to my taste buds.
Kathy and Ron have set aside a corner with some chairs and books; very relaxing to sit, browse and sip on the sample tea of the day.
So whenever you find yourself in Idyllwild California, do stop by Markaba tea store for a “stop and smell the roses (or teas) moment.
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