All NY metro area tea houses and shops (Radiance . . . etc.)

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This isn’t in the city, more like down the shore in nj, but there is this new tea place that opened up in Red Bank recently called “NovelTeas”. I’ve been there a few times, the server was so attentive and willing to have a conversation about all types of things with me and my brother when we went, which was so nice. I had a wonderful cup of TKY there. There teas are from republic of tea i believe, but i am not sure. Anyway, the atmosphere of the place was awesome, and so home like that I didn’t want to leave! If you’re ever in the red bank area of NJ , i’d recommend stopping in there!

red bank, huh. any jay and/or silent bob sightings?

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Also in NJ is Cha ma gu dao

They have a huge selection and the staff is fantastic.

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jessica said

I really love Radiance! Another nice find is the tea place is soho called Sanctuary T which I found a few days ago after shopping! It also has a Tea inspired menu with good salads. Basically if you like everything Tea then this is the place for you!

this place and radiance are high on my list. i love sanctuary t though because all of their tea leaves are actually fresh and their artisan blends are actually really creative.

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Gata Tea said

I do love Radiance. Also, Teany reopened in April after a fire shut it down. I was able to visit last Friday, and it’s in pretty good shape…even if they were after my favorite Teanychino!

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OK so I did a personal tasting at the Mandarin’s Tea Room this past Sunday. I called the day before to set up the appointment and Timothy, the curator, asked me what I like. I told him my tastes and he shared with me what he would like to present (puerh and aged Wuyi). The day of the tasting I told him that my sister, a relative novice, would be coming. He was very accommodating and adjusted the presentation suitably, substituting some of the darker stuff with a TiKwanYin and a 2010 White Peony.

The tasting takes place in his design studio. Tim is a cool guy and his tea is AMAZING. Through the roof good. His brewing technique and presentation is expert. He gets his tea on his frequent trips to China where he tours the farms and processing facilities. . . serious stuff.

I have already said too much. Go.

Cofftea said

Did you sample sheng, shu, or both?

It was raw.

Cofftea said


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jus throwin it out there:

New York City Events:

November 2010:
We’re so excited about our new space and collaboration with The Mandarin’s Tearoom, we’ll be celebrating together with a series of tea events for the first two weeks of November. The first week, we’ll be devoting each day to a different tea category from green to white, red, and oolong. Both The Tea Gallery and Tim from the Mandarin’s Tearoom will be sharing their favored varietals. Sign up early and reserve a spot by contacting us at [email protected] or calling us at 212-777-6148. Details and pricing below:

21 Howard Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10013
10% off any teas or accessories purchased during the events.

November 1-6, 2010 Tasting Event Schedule:
Nov. 1 Monday
White Tea 6:30 – 7:30pm $20.00 per person
Nov. 2 Tuesday
Green Tea 6:30 – 7:30pm $20.00 per person
Nov. 3 Wednesday
Oolong Tea 6:30 – 7:30pm $20.00 per person
Nov. 4 Thursday
Red Tea 6:30 – 7:30pm $20.00 per person
Nov. 5 Friday
Black Puer 6:30 – 7:30pm $20.00 per person
Nov. 6 Saturday
Green Puer 3:00 – 4:00pm $20.00 per person

Sign up for all 6 tasting events and receive a $20.00 discount off the total ticket cost.

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