Though the vast spectrum of green teas can range in flavors from delicately floral to beguilingly vegetal, from fruity to earthy and back again, that hasn't kept tea blenders from the temptation to enhance. Flavored tea—from the traditional to the outré—is a concept somehow less brow-furrowing than, say, flavored creamer: at its most successful an organic process of blending harmonious botanicals towards the end product of a sum greater than (or more novel than) its parts.
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What better way to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding than with a proper cup of tea? Harney and Sons has released Royal Wedding Tea, a special blend of Mutan white tea, almond, coconut, and vanilla. Since it's such a romantic occasion, the tea also gets a scattering of rose buds and petals.
The Soho location of Harney & Sons recently introduced tea macarons. Baked by a pastry professor at the nearby French Culinary Institute, they're available on the weekends in sets of three for $7.25.
All guests are welcome to sample, for free, the tea of the day as well as one of their own selection—a treasure of an experience for anyone looking to expand their tea knowledge.
Berkshires-based SoCo Creamery has created a new line of tea ice creams exclusively for the new Harney & Sons in Soho.
Just around the corner from In Pursuit of Tea on Crosby Street, the newly opened Harney & Sons in Soho may be yet another destination for tea aficionados, but it's also a spot ideal for delicate lunches.
"Tea tastings will lack the acidity, bitterness, and slurping and spitting associated with coffee and wine tasting." A sampling of the Harney & Sons tea leaf varieties throughout the evening. What is the latest time you'll drink tea? If you...