Tall latte

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Thu Sep 12 17:55:52 UTC 2013

On 09/11/2013 03:30 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
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>  I'm in Portland, and twice I've had baristas ask for clarification
> on my = order of a "tall latte."
> AFAIK, "tall" is standard in Seattle for 12 ounces. I don't recall =
> anyone ever asking for a clarification.
When I moved to Minneapolis, I found that asking for "regular tea" got
me only blank looks.  Finally, I learned that to get standard orange
pekoe without milk or cream, I needed to ask for "black tea."

I had previously lived in Ulster County NY, NYC, San Francisco, and Los

Dan Goodman
Whatever you wish for me, may you have twice as much.

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