DIGEST | Behind the Scenes: Making Chinese New Year
Every year, we celebrate Chinese New Year with a tea service of traditional snacks and special labels that celebrate the particular year in the Chinese zodiac. Read about our inspiration behind celebrating the year of the Bull.
2020: Are we done yet?
This year has been difficult, to say the least, so we’re happy to see it in the rearview mirror–or we would be if we drove.
Tea Pairings: Classic Jazz & A Book
A compilation of the pairing section of our newsletter, which pairs our teas with jazz albums, chosen by Kenji, and classic literary picks, chosen by Nika.
Butter Shortbread Cookie
Like tea, the ingredients are sourced intentionally, and the taste should always be delicious. When we thought about introducing another tea snack, we knew that it needed to live up to standards. We wouldn’t serve anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. We introduce you the Té Shortbread!
Adding Milk To Tea
Do you add milk to your tea, or are you a staunch ‘tea purist’? There are endless debates on when and how to add milk, and why. Many cultures around the world put milk in their tea.
History of Taiwanese Black Tea
Taiwan was once a key supplier of black teas for the western tea connoisseur. Read a brief history on Taiwanese black tea cultivation before you sample our selection of delicious varieties.
Fondest Memories of Té
Té opened in the West Village on October 23rd, 2015 and it has been an incredibly rewarding journey even with all the...
Mooncakes and Tea Pairing
Tea is typically the beverage of choice to compliment mooncakes. With the rainbow of options out there for mooncakes fillings, we thought we would suggest a few tea pairings to make your Mid-Autumn celebration more delicious.
What is High Mountain Tea?
Usually high mountain tea refers to oolong teas. All oolong teas are semi-oxidized, and high mountain teas are on the lighter end of oxidation, between 20%-40%. This gentle processing allows the beautiful flavor and aromas of the tea to shine through. The elevation and unique climate create a tea highly sought after by tea lovers.
What is Tie Guan Yin?
Tie Guan Yin is a popular type of oolong tea. Oolong teas are semi-oxidized, which puts them in a category between green and black teas in flavor and appearance. The controlled level of oxidation creates a complex flavor profile. Depending on the production style, it can be rich and floral, or deep and toasty.
How to care for your clay Teapot
There are many different types of materials used to make teapots. Glass, porcelain, and clay are the most common ones that we use. The properties of each material make them more suitable for brewing certain types of tea vs. the others. Learn here how to care for your teapot.
Hibiscus Lemonade Recipe
Summer is here and there is nothing more refreshing than a cup of cold delicious lemonade on a warm day. We decided to add some color to our lemonade with the help of our Hibiscus Flowers that come to us directly from Taiwan.