• Reviews

    Sullivan Street Tea and Spice Company Milk Oolong

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: dark green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 45 seconds Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale gold A few weeks ago I published a review of Sullivan Street Tea and Spice Company. While I was there I picked up an ounce of this tea since it isn’t something that I normally see on store shelves, especially at such an inexpensive price. The dry leaves had a strong aroma but it wasn’t quite the distinctly milky smell that I was expecting. It started off sweet and vegetal but ended in an odd cheese-like flavor. I found the aftertaste a bit cloying and unpleasant.…


  • Places

    Tea Places: Sullivan Street Tea & Spice Company

    One of the things I love about NYC is that sometimes I’ll stumble upon awesome tea shops that are right under my nose. That is exactly what happened when I found Sullivan Street Tea & Spice Company. I had just had dinner at my favorite sandwich spot, Peanut Butter & Co., when I spotted this sweet little shop just down the block. I’ve been in this neighborhood many times but had never spotted this store until that day. Right away I loved the historic store front and rustic furnishings. Apparently it was a mob hangout many years ago. How cool is that? There was a lot of space to walk around which was…