DC Raw/Vegan Spot: District Tea Lodge (Cont’d)

Zucchini BowlNot too long ago I posted about District Tea Lounge because of their incredible tea and one of my favorite things in the universe: kombucha on tap.  Since then I’ve been back often because I love the vibes and wanted to try a few things on their menu. In addition to the local kombucha, they tend to have a few raw dessert options, a super cheap “Buddha bowl” which will only run you nine bucks for a large bowl of organic veggies and quinoa, at least one raw meal option.

On the most recent trips back I tried the raw zucchini pasta with peanut sauce, the raw brownie, carrot cake barand the raw carrot cake bar. All were pretty good. I really enjoyed the zucchini pasta which was a really light and good alternative to a basic salad. A friend who I visited with me ordered a pu-erh tea, which is a special fermented black tea that originates from China and  has almost as much caffeine as coffee. In the past it used to take up to fifteen years to properly age pu-erh teas, but with new technology the process can be accelerated. What struck me  photo (35)about this tea was that it also has strong medicinal properties.  In traditional Chinese herbalism it has been used to open the meridians and facilitate ‘blood cleansing’ and optimal digestion. Some studies also have shown that pu-erh may lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and increase metabolism.

If you haven’t visited District, I definitely recommend you check it out. It will be one of the places I will miss frequenting when I leave DC. -XoXo Raw Girl 

To learn more about District you can visit their Website.

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