Thursday, October 25, 2012

Flight of Teas! October 27th & October 28th

It seems like time is flying this Fall season, but we are now more than ever in the mood for a hot cup of tea! This weekend we are sampling some store favorites: Scent of Mountains Sencha, Golden Monkey, and Soba Roasted Buckwheat.

Sencha Scent of Mountains is one of the most popular Japanese greens our store provides. It has a strong vegetal aroma and flavor that matches it's bright green brew. Its medium body carries the flavors of spinach and grassy notes, while there's a hint of sweet flavor at the end. An instant favorite and necessity for green tea drinkers.

Because of the golden tips woven into its leaves, Golden Monkey produces a smooth cup of black tea. Coming from the Fujian Province in northern China, the body of the black tea isn't too heavy with notes of honey to compliment its brew. An alternative for the breakfast tea drinker, Golden Monkey is an excellent brewed tea, alone or with a little milk.

There is nothing better than a cup of Soba Roasted Buckwheat on a chilly Fall night. Its toasty, warm flavor is satisfying and settling. A benefit is that this herbal has no caffeine! Enjoy this cup as late into the cold night as you desire. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Flight of Teas! October 20th & October 21st

Fall is a season of flavors. Flavors that are warm like cinnamon spices or toasty like nuts and grains. For this weekend, we are embracing these flavors within our flight. We will be pouring Apple Cinnamon, Matcha iri Genmaicha, and our new Pumpkin Spice blend.

Reminiscent of a New England Fall, Apple Cinnamon is black tea blend that warms the soul with its flavors of sweet red apples and cinnamon. Blended by Emeric Harney, it is a tea that fits the mood after apple-picking or taking a stroll to admire the foliage.

Matcha iri Genmaicha is a Bancha-based Japanese green tea blend. It is a blended with roasted brown rice and Matcha powder (a green tea powder that can be expensive and is part of tradition in Japan.) It is a convenient way to get a dose of Matcha, while enjoying a toasty aroma & vegetal flavor. Perfect for that crisp Fall morning when getting a serving of caffeine, antioxidants, and flavor!

Introducing our new Pumpkin Spice blend! A Rooibos-based blend flavored with pumpkin, sweet clove, and nutmeg. When brewed, the aroma is sweet like pumpkin pie, but the flavor is mellow and just the right amount of spice to warm the soul on those cold October nights. Enjoy our new caffeine-free blend, currently available in 20 count sachets.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Flight of Teas! October 13th & October 14th

Hey all! This weekend we are offering a sale on our two of our teas featured in the flight. Come in and sample our Luan Guapian, Dong Ding Dark, and Top Chingwo Congou.

Considered in the Chinese culture as one of the top ten green teas, Luan Guapian comes to us from the Anhui Province. Brewing a lighter body, its mellow vegetal notes make it a tea to appreciate.

An oolong finished with a charcoal roast, Dong Ding Dark has a unique smokiness that is quite different from that of teas such as Da Hong Pao and Lapsang Souchong.  As the name would suggest, this oolong lies within the darker part of the oolong tea spectrum. With a brew on the lighter side, oolong-lovers & novices alike will love the aroma and essence Dong Ding Dark provides.

*On sale this weekend- $15.00 per tin.

Coming from the northern Fujian Province from a neighboring town near Panyang,  Top Chingwo Congou is an excellent black tea. Its strong body with a hint of fruit makes for a fast favorite amongst black tea drinkers. 

*On sale this weekend- $20.00 per tin

Friday, October 5, 2012

Climate Change & Tea, An Event...

Please join us, October 12th, 2012 at our SoHo location for a celebration of Harney & Sons' partnership with 1% of the Planet and Clean Air-Cool Planet.

There will be cocktails and appetizers to enjoy, while guests will hear commentary from the following:

Mike Harney, Vice President of Harney & Sons

Adam Makhan, President of Clean Air-Cool Planet

Terry Kellogg, CEO of 1% for the Planet


Selena Ahmed, Tea & Climate Change Scientist at Tufts University. 

The event will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Flight of Teas! October 6th & October 7th

This weekend, we will be featuring some lovely Oolongs alongside a tart Tisane. Come stop by the tasting bar to sample Bai Hao Oolong, Li Shan Oolong, & Peach Fruit.

Bai Hao Oolong comes from Taiwan. It's twisted leaves carry a stoned-fruit aroma, and it is a medium body brew. This tea will be appreciated by those who enjoy a more oxidized oolong tea.

Being one of Taiwan's highest mountain teas, Li Shan is an oolong that sometimes battles the cold temperatures and frequent mists. Because of this, the rolled leaves brew a cup with delectable notes of honey and cream. 

Peach Fruit is one of our more requested tisanes. Its base is simple- dried fruit, hibiscus, and rose hips. It's tart brew is excellent hot or over ice.