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Sweet Thyme treats are heaven-scent

(Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Debra Samuels
Globe Correspondent / February 10, 2010

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Right under the sign Sweet Thyme Bakery are Chinese characters - a clue to the collection of Asian-style European pastries inside. Chris Chan, husband of owner and baker Cindy, says the name in Chinese means “smell a scent from miles away.’’ Whole cakes (mocha almond, pictured), as well as single servings, are beautifully presented in modest portions. Roulades ($7.50), with their softer-than-cloud texture, are flavored with rose almond, green tea, black sesame, strawberry, and orange. Individually wrapped yogurt cheese walnut bars ($1.85) with combos like green tea and red bean or hazelnut chocolate are a three-bite size. Even the packaging is a vision. Sweet Thyme Bakery, 1837 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, 781-860-8818.

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