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#46 Sneakeater

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:13 PM

Right. It's so inclusive that it can't be taken as offensive.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:24 AM

Is anyone familar with Tea Gschwendner? They just opened a shop on the UWS.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:17 AM

Is anyone familar with Tea Gschwendner? They just opened a shop on the UWS.

I noted them back in April. Seems so long ago now.

They're a large German firm. I've ordered from them on line several times in the last year or so, before they started opening stories in NYC. They have some very good Assams & Ceylons, though I haven't found anything to quite equal the best Assams from Upton Teas. I can't speak for any of Tea G's other varieties.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:06 PM

House of Waris popup shop selling some nice darjeeling teas in a space under the Highline (on 24th St.). We stopped by on Fri night and they were still setting up the garden. The space is interesting, a little tented shop, i imagine the garden they were working on is where people may enjoy a pot of tea. also for sale (i think): a number of sketches from assorted Wes Anderson movies, film and art books, jewelry, hand-embroidered scarves from Kashmir and possibly more. We were on the way to dinner so sadly we didn't have much time to explore but Waris was extremely nice and measured my green darjeeling (which i don't think i've ever had before) into a lovely tin (great label too).

i believe the store is open till the end of the week (Sun 10/17).
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:24 PM

After months of delay, Bosie Tea Salon has finally opened on Morton Street between Bleecker & 7th Avenue. They're connected with the French tea company l'Âge de Thé and serve all of their blends. They also have breakfast pastries, savory food at lunch & dinner, lots of cakes, tarts, and other desserts, and full afternoon tea.

I just stopped in today and got a cup of their After Eight--rooibos with mint and chocolate. It's subtle, and good if you like those kinds of blends. The sales clerk, sweet as can be, gave me a little egg timer to make sure I didn't overbrew it. Their set-up, with fancy kettles and water taps, kind of reminds me of this:

You could just IMAGINE a hipster tea bar, where water temperatures are intensively monitored and the brewing periods for each different tea are calculated to the millisecond.


Their macaron selection encompasses several tea-related flavors. I got the Darjeeling, which has bits of tea in the cookie. The filling was really creamy, more so that in other macarons I've had, so I'm glad it was a mini one (though $2 for it is a little precious). The blueberry scone is a plain scone with a dollop of blueberry jam on top. It's quite moist and buttery, without a heavy baking powder aftertaste you often find in scones.

Meanwhile, Harney and Sons has a tea shop & salon on Broome Street by Crosby, and there's also the Tea Set on West 12th Street just off Greenwich Avenue. It's a good time to be a tea lover.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:32 PM

After months of delay, Bosie Tea Salon has finally opened on Morton Street. They're connected with the French tea company l'Âge de Thé and serve all of their blends. They also have breakfast pastries, savory food at lunch & dinner, lots of cakes, tarts, and other desserts, and full afternoon tea....

Meanwhile, Harney and Sons has a tea shop & salon on Broome Street by Crosby, and there's also the Tea Set on West 12th Street just off Greenwich Avenue. It's a good time to be a tea lover.

Do Bosie &/or Tea Set also sell loose teas, or are they strictly salons?

P.S. Never mind about Bosie. L'Âge de Thé doesn't stock any Assams or Ceylons & that's what interests me.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:36 PM

P.S. Never mind about Bosie. L'Âge de Thé doesn't stock any Assams or Ceylons & that's what interests me.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:46 PM

Ack! I looked at Tea Set's website. Mast Bros meets Magnolia Bakery & sets up a tea business. Too funny! :lol:

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 06:48 PM

I admit that the Tea Set is a bit odd, or at least the French owner is (he seems to not quite get the concept of ounces and pounds). I have had good Darjeeling and regular and green rooibos from them, though.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:25 PM

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

Another tea shop for the Village: Davids Tea, a Canadian chain that now has a store on Bleecker Street near Jones (and one uptown on 3rd & 66th). Their big thing seems to be blends, though they have many "plain" teas as well, and you can get any cup of tea for $2.50 no matter how expensive the variety. I'm drinking the honeybush lemon ginger right now, a pleasant herbal tea with interesting caramel notes (perhaps from the lemongrass). Unlike Bosie, which is a full-on tea parlor with savories and sweets and a cozy atmosphere, this is more of a shop, all high-tech white. They do have a sitting area in the back with free WiFi, but the only food I saw were some tea cookies.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:14 PM

Small world! I had found Tea Source just a couple months ago while doing a Net search for new sources of Ceylon Vithanakanda, and already had them bookmarked. Nice to have the personal recommendation.

They have some interesting Assam varieties, too, which is always a big plus for me. I expect I will be trying them soon.

I thought about you the other day when I was in Tea Source buying several ounces of Breakfast Assam which is sort of our house tea. I ordered a cup of cooked (black) Puerh which I had never had before. It comes in a cake that looks like peat and has some peaty flavors and is very smooth. Might be worth investigating their selection of these teas if you are placing orders from them.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 03:00 AM

New place on UWS - Spices and Tease on Bway btw 97 and 98. They sell spices and tea blends. Haven't bought anything there yet.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:05 AM


Small world! I had found Tea Source just a couple months ago while doing a Net search for new sources of Ceylon Vithanakanda, and already had them bookmarked. Nice to have the personal recommendation.

They have some interesting Assam varieties, too, which is always a big plus for me. I expect I will be trying them soon.

I thought about you the other day when I was in Tea Source buying several ounces of Breakfast Assam which is sort of our house tea. I ordered a cup of cooked (black) Puerh which I had never had before. It comes in a cake that looks like peat and has some peaty flavors and is very smooth. Might be worth investigating their selection of these teas if you are placing orders from them.

I never got around to trying Tea Source, since Upton's temporary drought of good Assams ended. Just looked at the Tea Source website & I'm still impressed by their selection. I really should try them.

New place on UWS - Spices and Tease on Bway btw 97 and 98. They sell spices and tea blends. Haven't bought anything there yet.

They have a booth at the Union Sq. Holiday Market. I didn't examine their wares closely a/c the Saturday crowds. Which reminds me.....
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#60 StephanieL

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:12 PM

New place on UWS - Spices and Tease on Bway btw 97 and 98. They sell spices and tea blends. Haven't bought anything there yet.

They've been at the markets for a while. Their offerings aren't bad. For better or worse, they're replacing Penzey's in the Grand Central Market.
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