Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy 4th Anniversary Harney & Sons SoHo!

On Monday I was very excited to stop by +Harney and Sons Fine Teas for their 4th anniversary party. It was quite a packed house when I first arrived. It was wonderful to see many people who love tea in one room. At first, it was a bit hard to navigate the delicious spread of hors d'oeuvres, tea and cocktails. I searched the crowd for a familiar face and above everyone else I spotted my very tall friend +Mario Nicholas. We grabbed some quiche and tea cocktails while catching up.

The star of the evening was their brand new blend, Celebration Tea. It's a very well balanced black tea base flavored with apricots and spice. It's also very special because it is one of the last teas that John Harney had a hand in crafting. I didn't pick up a tin at the party but I'll be stopping back in to get some soon. I do wish it was available in loose tea rather than sachets but I think I may be using them as a fun add on to Christmas presents this year.

Another familiar face was +Verna L. Hamilton. I couldn't believe that these two had never met before. It seems that we all follow the same people on Twitter. +Chris Halpert made a brief appearance too. I'll be seeing him soon when the NYC Tea Social Meetup visits MatchaBar. Just when I thought that it was time to go home, +Jo J and her lovely daughter joined us. I love getting to see tea friends! As the event wound down we got some group pictures and gave our thanks to the Harney family. They were consummate hosts as always.

Photo: VL Hamilton


Photo: Harney & Son's SoHo