Located in the E concourse of the O’hare airport in Chicago, Illinois, is a small shop names Argo Tea Cafe. They claim “healthy tea”, which is very true for those who know teas benefits. I have looked forward to having time to order a beverage although I never knew that food was also offered. Today, I saw meals with quinoa and lentils, frittatas and sandwiches.
With so many choices, it took some time to finally decide on just one beverage.
I chose green tea with ginger twist served cold. Freshly served, the first sip bursted with the pulp of ginger. I found it to be a delicious blend of spice paired with the sweet green tea and a refreshing addition of club soda. Be sure to shake occasionally to reinvite the ginger pieces that have settled to the bottom to the party. The combination is both refreshing and filled with healthy benefits.
My friend, Michelle, chose a tea smoothie. Green tea blended with banana and mango and a Spinach and Swiss Fritatta, both that she generously shared with me for this review. The funny part is that we disagree on both of her choices. For me, the smoothie was bland and lacking any sort of excitement, easily forgotten. I couldn’t tell you what was in it if I didn’t already know. She found it delicious.
The fritatta, made with egg whites, spinach, swiss cheese, pesto and a croissant, was a little bland yet still tasty. Michelle said that it was like eating fluffy air. Baked with a layer of croissant topped with egg whites, then spinach and finally swiss cheese on top, some additional spices to add some type of flavor lacking with the absence of yolk would help although this version is much more healthy. Perhaps since I already accept the taste of egg whites in an omelet, I thought it was fine.
The next time that I am in Chicago, I plan to try a quinoa dish and possible a red velvet beverage. (Red tea, milk, raspberries)