So a while ago I was invited to a wedding. My freshly married friend was (and is) an anthropologist who specializes in Chinese minority cultures, so our wedding treats were…interesting. One of the items I received in my goody kit was a mysterious beverage kit labeled “Eight Precious San Pao Tai Tea.” It looked like this:
And it took me about three years to build up the courage to actually make and drink it.
Hot tea. Sugar crystals. Floaty bits. Read on for more.
The Barbecue Joint
630 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm (egregiously stolen from another review of the restaurant; please call to confirm)
The Barbecue Joint is hard to find. The Picky Epicurean and I once went to look for it, paying so much attention to the side of the road that we posed a traffic hazard–and still couldn’t find the place. We actually made it there tonight, and it’s pretty clear why we had such trouble the first time around: The Barbecue Joint is in a small, unassuming strip mall, set behind a bank of trees and sharing property with a bagel shop, a kitchen remodeling company, and a tae kwon do studio.
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