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Afternoon Tea at The Mary Cassatt Tea Room in The Rittenhouse Hotel (Philadelphia, PA)

The Rittehouse Hotel; The Mary Cassatt Tea Room; a lovely harpist playing just outside the tea room; a view of the outdoor terrace from the Cassatt Tea Room Afternoon tea at The Mary Cassatt Tea Room in the Rittenhouse Hotel was the best afternoon tea experience I ever had. Even New York City’s various hotel afternoon teas pales in comparison to the Rittenhouse! It’s a bold statement that I would attest to. Everything was superlative from the warm greetings from the host and hostesses when we arrived, service throughout tea, the food was freshly made on premises, and the tea..

Hario Sommelier Coffee Siphon & Largo Tea Dripper

Hario Sommelier Coffee Siphon (Model # SCA-05) Hario‘s recent coffee and teaware releases for the spring/summer season are the Sommelier Coffee Siphon (Model # SCA-05) and the Largo Tea Dripper. The Sommelier siphon is very similar to the siphons you’re familiar with but this is so much sleeker, elegant, and less parts to build this unit, to brew your beloved coffee in this technique. For those who are picky about which filter to have in your siphon, it does include both a cloth and fine mesh metal filter. (The cloth would arguably be cleaner tasting and less potential of coffee..

Hario Sommelier Coffee Siphon & Largo Tea Dripper

Hario Sommelier Coffee Siphon (Model # SCA-05) Hario‘s recent coffee and teaware releases for the spring/summer season are the Sommelier Coffee Siphon (Model # SCA-05) and the Largo Tea Dripper. The Sommelier siphon is very similar to the siphons you’re familiar with but this is so much sleeker, elegant, and less parts to build this unit, to brew your beloved coffee in this technique. For those who are picky about which filter to have in your siphon, it does include both a cloth and fine mesh metal filter. (The cloth would arguably be cleaner tasting and less potential of coffee..

Afternoon Tea at St. Regis New York: Astor Court

Interior of Astor Court and its lounge; our full spread of afternoon tea Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis New York Hotel, an historic Manhattan landmark at 55th and 5th Avenue, serves as the perfect oasis from the frenzy of New York City to the calm of a centuries-old British tradition – for Mother’s Day. As my mother and I sat in the luxurious Petit Salon sipping various blends of teas and enjoying an assortment of pastries and desserts, it seemed like the chaos of the city just outside the hotel’s doors was hundreds of miles away. In fact, it..

Sweet & Savory Bakers Afternoon Tea at The James Beard House

At The James Beard House (top two photos), bottom photo: Executive Chef Corey Johnson and Owner Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery, Boston, MA This past Sunday, I was graciously invited to join Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery (Boston, MA) and Le Palais des Thés tea for the wonderful afternoon tea at the James Beard House. (To those of you who read this site long enough, I did dine here in November for the wonderful Mercedes Benz 125th Anniversary dinner that featured James Beard awarded chefs and bartender.) I met the lovely Joanne Chang who is gentle yet serious about her..

Le Palais des Thés Thé Glacé XL Iced Tea Bags, Chemex Coffeemaker & Coffee Beans (from Victrola, PT’s Coffee Roasting, and The West Bean)

For the past few months, I have been drinking a number of coffees and teas and thought that you’d like to give it a try at home, if it is available. Recently I received a box of Le Palais des Thés Thé Glacé XL Iced Tea Bags ($29). It’s a delicious assortment of their classic four flavor blends: Thé du Hammam, Thé des Sources, Thé des Alizés, and Wu Long 7 Argumes but you make in an iced tea form. No boiling of water is necessary. All you would use is a medium sized pitcher, water straight from the tap..

Le Palais des Thés Thé Glacé XL Iced Tea Bags, Chemex Coffeemaker & Coffee Beans (from Victrola, PT's Coffee Roasting, and The West Bean)

For the past few months, I have been drinking a number of coffees and teas and thought that you’d like to give it a try at home, if it is available. Recently I received a box of Le Palais des Thés Thé Glacé XL Iced Tea Bags ($29). It’s a delicious assortment of their classic four flavor blends: Thé du Hammam, Thé des Sources, Thé des Alizés, and Wu Long 7 Argumes but you make in an iced tea form. No boiling of water is necessary. All you would use is a medium sized pitcher, water straight from the tap..

A General Chinese Tea Tasting Guide

Since Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, the most common and traditional pairing is mooncakes served with hot tea to aid digestion. If you never had a mooncake, it’s a very dense confection that needs the hot tea to cut through its thick, rich texture while the tea can bring some of its own flavors to your palate. As many of you my readers, are correct to presume I am a coffee nerd. Obsessed and sometimes fastidious to every minute detail about how my coffee should be. What you don’t know is that I’m reared with various Chinese teas my entire life..

Teatulia: Flavorful, Organic Teas Sourced from Bangladesh

Teatulia’s canisters of teas Teatulia is named for the region in Northern Bangladesh where this company’s tea is grown. Their teas are simple, clean, delicious teas that does not have any additives since that region cannot afford to add chemicals to anything. (If you look at Teatulia’s YouTube video on their “About Us” page, you know what I mean.) What is great about this tea company beyond selling fresh and tasty teas, the company has a social mission to give back to their community with education, health and cattle-lending programs for the people working in the garden and surrounding areas..