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    Tea Places: Press Tea

    You might remember that I was excited  about a new tea place that would be opening soon when I attended the New York Coffee and Tea Festival. +Press Tea  finally opened their doors and Jason and I stopped in a few weeks ago. It was a suddenly chilly night so we were happy just to get inside and drink something warm. The decor was chic and welcoming at the same time. I loved the comfy couch and fun pillows. The classic jazz soundtrack was relaxing without being sleepy.Who doesn’t love a little Louis Armstrong on a rainy Friday night? It took us a few minutes to decide on what to order since I was…

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    World Tea East 2012

    Last week I made the trek to Philadelphia for World Tea East. This show wasn’t quite as successful for me as it was last year but I did find a handful of really great companies. Next year I’m going to focus more on the education conference as I was unable to attend any of that this time around. I noticed a big increase in the number of tea companies based in Africa. Many of them focused on improving the lives of the tea growers which is always great to hear. One thing that was a little disconcerting was that many vendors had tea bags but did not understand that loose leaf is something…

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    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…