Serious Eats: Drinks
Cool Drinks, Washington DC: Chai Shake at Teaism
At Teaism in DC, the Chai Shake is light on both the wallet and stomach. (It's $3.25, and since we definitely are living in the age of the $5 to $7 milkshake, that's a steal.)
A scoop of cinnamon gelato from the beloved local shop Dolcezza is blended with ice and Teaism's freshly brewed chai. Consistent with the overall vision of a tea-focused and healthy menu (think tea-cured salmon, tuna bentos, and a wide tea selection), the shake manages to offer a wealth of flavors, most prominently cinnamon and cardamom, while maintaining a breezy, sippable consistency. My companion noted that the shake was more icy than creamy, but as the summer heat rises, icy and light is perfectly fine in my book.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond.