Monday, January 23, 2012

Harney & Sons Fine Teas

When Harney & Sons announced that they were opening a tasting bar in Manhattan in November of last year, I knew that this would be an attainable destination.  We accomplished that goal this past weekend! This tony establishment located in the trendy district of SoHo is a must-see for any tea enthusiast.  Situated at 433 Broome Street, we welcomed the opportunity to step inside out of the wicked cold and poke around this specialty location.

From the rows and rows of tea tins that require a ladder to reach, to the artsy TEA sign, there was no doubt what was available to sample and/or purchase here. On this day, the Flight of Teas that were featured included a lovely variety of green teas, including Anji Baicha (a Chinese green with a light herbal honey flavor), Snow Dragon (light and sweet), and Bi Lo Chun (a light bodied green with woodsy and fruit notes).

The tea specialists, anxious to please and share their knowledge, were happy to pour a sampling of the green teas.  The three assorted flavors were lined up behind the clear glass jars that displayed a sampling of the dry leaf.  If you look closely, you can observe the difference in the leaf and also in the various shades of the brewed tea.  It truly is a study!  Snow Dragon was my tea of choice, a delicately sweet brew with a light floral note. 

6 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

I remember reading about the opening and wishing I were closer! Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

Steph said...

oh, I so so so want to visit!

lemonverbenalady said...

Lucky you! I know you enjoyed this experience!

Angela McRae said...

I'm already a Harney fan, so I know I would have enjoyed this visit as well!

Marilyn said...

I also have this one on my list to visit someday. So happy you were able to visit and share with us.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh you lucky girl. That must have been so fun!! Clarice