• Reviews

    Physical Graffitea Ancient Emerald Lily

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: deep green, curled and twisted Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: gold A few ounces of this tea followed me home when I visited Physical Graffitea’s New York City shop. I love teas with twisted and curled leaves like this one. They consisted mostly of large, unbroken buds. The taste was vegetal and sweet with notes of orchid and toasted nuts. I found it surprisingly floral for a unscented green tea. I had to do a double take because I almost thought that I had accidentally gotten jasmine tea instead. A mild astringency added a refreshing bit…


  • Places

    Tea Places: Physical Graffitea

    I just can’t seem to go to New York City without stopping somewhere along the way for tea. My latest adventure brought me to Physical Graffitea, located on St. Marks off of 1st Avenue. This place has been on my to do list for a while. It has a bit of rock and roll history because the building was featured on the cover the Led Zeppelin album Physical Graffiti. The space is small but welcoming. I loved the exposed brick wall and fun murals. The classic music they had playing was fun and uplifting. The staff were friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. I’m incredibly indecisive and they gave me plenty of time to go…