Archive for the ‘Tea’ Category

posted by on Coffees & Cafes, Nolita, Tea

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Every winter, I start counting down the years until I move to a warmer city, but the one part of colder temps that I do happen to enjoy is cozying up in a cafe with a good book and cafe au lait by my side. Being the neighborhood snob that I am, I looked for [...]

posted by on Asian, Dinner, East Village, Japanese, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegging Out

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Don’t you hate but also kind of love when you realize there’s an amazing restaurant near you and you’ve never even been? You’re annoyed that you’ve missed out, but you’re also thrilled that you discovered it. That’s how I felt about Cha-An Tea House in the East Village. After 2½ years of living in the [...]

posted by on Baking, Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert, Tea, Vegging In


These delicious treats, made of chocolate chips, chai and ground oatmeal is a powerful trifecta of my favorite ingredients come together. It’s a really easy recipe, especially since I plucked the chai right out of the tea bags I had at home, just as the author of the recipe had done. I’m still trying to [...]

posted by on Coffees & Cafes, Dessert, Drinks, Parties, Tea, Upper East Side, Vegging Out

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This past weekend, we threw my roommate a tea party bridal shower at the too-cute-for-words Upper East Side restaurant Kings’ Carriage House, which keeps two upstairs rooms specifically for high tea parties. The room, decked with a mural of the English countryside, was the perfect size for our 14-person high tea. It was a nice [...]