• Travel

    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…

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    Harney and Sons Temi Sikkim

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: dark reddish amber During a recent visit to +Harney and Sons Fine Teas in SoHo, I couldn’t resist picking up a tin of this tea. My friend +Robert Godden mentions this tea so frequently that I just had to give it a try. Sikkim is located just north of Darjeeling so its properties are similar to what you would expect from its more famous neighbor but the teas do not cost nearly as much. Could you believe that I only paid $8 for 3oz! The brew was brisk and somewhat…