A Very Refined Review – Zagat Survey On Tea Houses

Hello my lovely sippers!   The famous Zagat came out with an intriguing article earlier this week, announcing the 8 Tea Hot Spots in NYC!   For those who do not know, Zagat Survey, according to their Web site, “is based on the belief that the shared experiences of large numbers of users is inherently more accurate than the opinions of a few critics. Ratings capture the distinct qualities of an establishment on Zagat’s signature 30-point scale. Zagat editors summarize users’ feedback into concise reviews with high standards of accuracy.”

Zagat recommends tea houses that range from the edgy, stylish The Lambs Club, so named after drama critic and essayist Charles Lamb, all the way to the more traditional Afternoon tea served at the Crosby Street Hotel.

Currently, my friends and I are all a-twitter about heading into the City for a day and stopping at each tea shop and tea house on the list.   But, that brings me to another question.   Where would you rather go?   Do you prefer more traditional?   Or more of an updated look?   Or maybe you would rather purchase the tea and head home to cuddle in a blanket and a nice book?   Leave a comment here to let me know!

News In The Tea World!

Hello, fellow sippers!

This is a post to make you aware of some of the amazing tea events going on this weekend!

An Array Of Tea Offered By Tea Spot

An Array Of Tea Offered By Tea Spot

Tomorrow, February 23rd, Tea Spot in Cranford, New Jersey will be hosting a French and English poetry read!   Go experience some amazing poetry while sipping equally amazing tea 🙂   The event starts at 7:00PM.   The store is an intimate setting, so make sure that you arrive early to get ample seating.   Clara Ngo, owner, creates a welcoming atmosphere, delivering any tea and tasty treats to you herself while you enjoy the company of your friends and the delightful entertainment.   (Personally, as a tea lover and a francophile, I hope this becomes a regular event!)

Then on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th, New York will be hosting its 7th annual Coffee and Tea Festival!   Tea and coffee companies from around the world will be there.   Since this show is available for both the trade and the public, make sure you get your tickets!   Programming surrounding green teas, master classes teaching how to serve tea and tastings (or “cuppings”) will be held throughout both days.

You can find out more information and buy tickets at http://www.coffeeandteafestival.com/.

While sadly, I won’t be at either event, I do plan on going to the following French/English poetry night and I plan to attend the Coffee and Tea Festival in Atlantic City in November!   See you there!

Happy sipping!