It might be time to rethink the happy hour in the City of Brotherly Love. Sunset sips need to make room for a second session well before weekend brunch begins. The morning moments spent at Philadelphia farmers markets can simply be defined as delicious bliss, and might very well be the happiest of hours.
Baskets are overflowing with peaches and plums. From simple slices, savory grilled accessories, to pies and jams, sweet summer fruit inspires endless edible adventures. Consider adding a signature sip infused with farmers market fruit to your repertoire.
Stone fruit pairs perfectly with roasted oolong tea. I happen to prefer a sweet plum sliced and steeped in a darker oolong, like a Bai Hao (which has natural stone fruit aromas). Peaches lovingly mix with a green tea sip and can be brightened with a few sprigs of mint muddled in the pitcher. Allow the fruit to infuse in the hot tea for 10 minutes or let them rest overnight in the refrigerator for a flavorful chilly sip.
And if infusions aren’t your cup of tea, experiment with a fruit, cheese & tea spread to see which trio tickles your taste buds. Pair a Dong Ding Oolong with Cheddar and Plums or a Sencha with a Goat's Milk find and Peaches.
photo of fresh plums in one of my favorite tea cups tucked inside a farmers market pint container from headhouse square farmers market in philadelphia