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Union: Share Small Plates

November 19, 2014 5:02 pm

Union is a popular new Pasadena restaurant that serves high-end food in a welcoming ambiance. Customers appreciate the friendly, attentive service and say that staff and other patrons alike are refreshingly enthusiastic about food. Union's small plates are perfect for sharing with your dining companions. Regulars recommend the squid ink garganelli, which may just be one of the most popular dishes served here, even among those who don’t normally go in for shellfish.

Other popular menu items at Union include the giardiniera appetizer, the fennel and asparagus salad, the porchetta, the chicken leg, and the tagliatelli. For dessert, try the gianduja chocolate budino or the lemon verbena panna cotta.

Union is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are recommended.

37 E. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 765-5841

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Love Tea? Here’s How to Brew a Great Cup

November 12, 2014 6:37 pm

Anyone can submerge a tea bag in some water, but not everyone realizes that there's an art to brewing tea. If you’re an avid tea drinker, these surprising tips will help you to make that daily cuppa even better.

  1. Start with high quality tea leaves. If you’ve ever wondered if the quality of your tea makes a difference, most experts would say that it absolutely does. Use a tea that comes from a quality tea garden, inspect the leaves to make sure that they aren’t the dusty leftovers from after the tea has been processed, and then store your tea in an air-tight container.
  2. Boil your water. Experts recommend using filtered spring or bottled water. For most teas you’ll want to heat it to a rolling boil, but delicate white or green teas require water that's just shy of boiling.
  3. Know your steep times. How long you should steep your tea depends on the type of tea that you’re making. White tea bags should steep for only 30 to 60 seconds, green teas for one to three minutes, and heartier black and oolong teas can steep for three to five minutes.
  4. Pour and enjoy. Your tea will be very hot, so let it sit for approximately one minute to cool. Then find a cozy spot to sip and enjoy.

Make a Perfect Brew [UK Tea & Infusions Association]
Home Brewing for the Best [Tea Association of the U.S.A. Inc.]
How to Make Tea [Teavana]
How to Brew Hot Tea [The Republic of Tea]

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