Recently in Tea…

14323450372_cd6b7a9743_c…been working on a number of tea concepts and blends for clients. Wanted to share a few clippings/bits of news.

Super thank you to Mandarin Oriental New York for featuring me in the July newsletter, Business Insider for this piece on my work with matcha

14767824018_51f927b44d_c…and Details Magazine for quoting me in this story. A few photographs for NPR

13161089323_816486864a_c…and had the pleasure of developing an afternoon tea etiquette program for the Peninsula New York. Details soon ^-^

Uji Matcha is Back

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14325221445_91ab11bb56_cRemember the Uji Matcha my friend shipped over last summer?

We sold through the supply and I wasn’t able to get more…until now ^-^

We just got a new shipment and it’s available in the shop. I’ve been working on bringing in tea from Hawai’i, a few native herbals (one of which is also from Hawai’i!) and more teaware. Let me know if you have any questions! More to come soon.

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris | Les Coupes Glacées Pierre Hermé

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18871828142_8256f8ac25_cMonday in Paris. Slightly overcast, a bit chilly (perfect scarf weather). A post-lunch treat at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris.

The property used to do a traditional afternoon tea. Then they switched to the Pierre Hermé Chocolate Bar. And now they have Les Coupes Glacées Pierre Hermé aka ice cream sundaes by Pierre Hermé. And the Bar Glacier Pierre Hermé is launching super soon. Everything Pierre Hermé! Totally fine by me. Here’s how it works…

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Tea and Cheese Pairings

16345250183_b12d5a6aec_cHappy Tuesday ^-^

A few weeks ago I met with Ashley (she coordinates educational classes at Murray’s Cheese in NYC). I brought the teas and she did the cheese (happily we had access to an endless variety of cheese from Murray’s). It made for an amazing afternoon.

We found that the best pairings enhanced both the tea and cheese, but also introduced a new, third flavor that wasn’t there before. An oolong and aged gouda revealed honey notes that neither the tea or cheese had on it’s own. Darjeeling and Comté brought out the flavor of roasted chestnuts…

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