Share Tea one drink a day challenge: Passionfruit, orange and grapefruit tea

Passionfruit, Orange and Grapefruit Tea

My eating buddies Marianne and Joan picked me up for a Share Tea date, but I took them first to the now open Tacos del Norte (check out photos below). I got passionfruit, orange and grapefruit tea to go with the soft taco and burrito. The fruity tea was a perfect choice. It is a crisp mix of bold passionfruit, and citrus notes, topped off with a subtle salty plum twist. Slightly buttery, yet delightfully thirst-quenching. One of Share Tea’s better teas.

We got to chat with Hanson Chua and it’s nice to know that Share Tea brews their own tea leaves and never use powdered mixes unlike other teashops.

plum

The dried plum which I didn’t notice while sipping my tea.

Tacos del Nortetacos del norte collage

Marianne and Joan had beef soft tacos while I had fish, and we got one more fish burrito to sample. They use cabbage for the tacos while Iceberg lettuce is used for the burrito. Both were good. The rice mix was flavorful and I got excited seeing guacamole, making it authentic Mexican. Happy tres amigas.

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Quick Yummy Taco Recipe

This taco recipe is inspired by the traditional Mexican fare. Lynne, my cook, uses homegrown veggies, and pre-made flour taco shells available at the local grocer. Instead of lettuce, which is quite expensive in Ilocos, she uses cabbage. The result, almost like store-bought tacos.

Ingredients:

  • ground beef
  • cabbage, shredded
  • tomatoes, diced
  • onions. chopped
  • Cheddar cheese or processed filled cheese, grated
  • taco shells
  • hot sauce (optional)

Preparation:

  • Sauté beef in a skillet, and add salt and pepper according to your taste. Set aside
  • Fill a shell with a spoonful of beef, add a layer of tomatoes, some onions, cabbage, and lastly cheese. Serve with hot sauce.

I suggest this neat recipe if you’re having impromptu visitors at home. The whole family will love this dish, as well.

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