Forget cocktails: this season, the buzziest beverage in Vegas is tea.
Tea me! Diners who indulge in the new tea service at Alizé start by taking in the scents of the various loose-leaf blends—traditional green, oolong, black, Indian, and premium green puer—then enjoy their teas of choice in personal glass pots.
In Vegas, where no food or drink trend is off the table, tea services aren’t exactly novelties. Finding a service that adheres to history and authenticity, however, isn’t always an easy task—but that’s where chef Mark Purdy and Alizé, the Michelin-starred restaurant atop Palms Casino Resort, come in. “Like anything else,” Purdy says, “when you start to look into tea, you want to find the best kind you possibly can.” Thus, after months spent researching various vendors and blends, the chef has expanded his menu with a collection of five herbal teas sourced from China by the specialty purveyor Seven Cups, as well as one premium aged tea, green puer, imported directly from the ancient plantation lands of the Jingmai mountain range. Try the new additions in a tableside service, and don’t miss the chef’s duck breast, which features a coating of—what else?—smoked tea. Palms Casino Resort, 702-951-7000