Monthly Archives: October 2010

Trick or Tea! FREE TARO for all costumers on Halloween this Sunday! Let’s make it good :)


Oh, and also I carved my first pumkin today yay! It was quite easy and fun. Here are some photos of the process. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Where does tea come from?


Where is Tea Grown and Produced?

Centuries ago, tea was born in China. Before long, it crossed the sea to Japan and then was transplanted far and wide.

Today, tea is cultivated on lush hills, high mountains and coastal regions in a geographic belt that runs from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn.

The great teas of the world, however, are grown and masterfully processed in a handful of countries: China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Taiwan (Formosa).

Steeping Tea is Easy

    • Heat fresh, filtered water.
    • Add one teaspoon of tea or herbs or one tea bag per six-ounce cup – the size of a traditional tea cup not a mug. If using full-leaf loose tea, first place in infuser or teapot.
    • Pour the water over the tea, cover in a pot and infuse.
    • Remove the tea bag or infuser.
    • Sip. Enjoy the nuances and character of the Sip by Sip Lifestyle. This is drinking tea.

(Courtesy of The Republic of Tea)

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It’s finally here… ODDITIES Trailer! Check it out! :)

This new reality TV show about our favorite antique shop next door Obscura is going to air next Thur Nov. 4th @9:30pm on Discovery Channel. We’re all so VERY excited! πŸ™‚

Here is a post from Morbid Anatomy with more details:

“Oddities,” the new reality TV show (that’s right, REALITY TV SHOW) based on Morbid Anatomy’s favorite shop Obscura Antiques and Oddities in New York City’s East Village. Seen above, in moving images and sound, in the just-released trailer. The show features shop proprietors and good friends Evan Michelson (aka Morbid Anatomy Library Scholar in Residence) and Mike Zohn, who recently dignified us with a wonderful lecture on Automata at Observatory.

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Curin and Paul


Check out Curin and Paul. Their thirst for bubble tea brought them to Thirstea. We enjoyed their awesome outfits and wanted to post them for all to see. New York is a great place to share your fashion identity and explore yourself. It's also a great place to walk down the street with a sharpened stick. Thanks for stopping in guys.


Me & Ange taking a big bite off of a giant sandwich at the Flea


SeamlessWeb had set up a giant roast beef sandwich at the Brooklyn Flea today to promote their business, so I dragged Ange from Rick's Pick to get a pic together with this humongous delicious piece. Who doesn't love giant sandwiches?! Drool*** πŸ™‚


Bonjour Victor, Kumquat citron?


Victor loves our Kumquat Lemon bubble tea, and he comes in every week. Today, I wore this T-shirt hoping he would come in and help me figure out what it says. And he did! Yay, finally mystery solved! Thanks Victor, you rock! πŸ™‚

The shirt says:
Don’t be the devil! Don’t break the interest that your friends could have with this movie. Don’t tell them what you’ve seen. Thanks for them.

I bought this T-shirt in 2007 along with the release of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon. They said it was designed by Britt Daniel. So I asked Britt what does it say when I saw him in person at River to River Festival, he told me it was a screen shot from a movie.

Now I just need someone to tell me what movie it is then I’ll be able to put this to rest for good! Haha


What is Black Tea?


What is Black Tea?

Black tea is produced when withered tea leaves are rolled and oxidized causing the leaves to turn dark.

Next, the leaves are fired in hot pans or drying chambers which stops the oxidation process. As is true for every step of the process, firing must be done by a true master to avoid flaws that may affect the final flavor.

Some say black tea helps clear a foggy mind. With each sip, may you find clarity and achieve awareness.

Something Interesting to Consider…
Extended oxidation changes the chemical structure of the tea leaf and allows key flavor characteristics to emerge, giving black teas their deep color and complex flavors.

Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee.

Steeping Black tea is Easy

    • Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
    • Add 1 teaspoon of tea leaves or 1 tea bag per 6 ounce cup – the size of a traditional tea cup rather than a mug.
    • Pour the water over the tea and infuse.
    • Steep tea 3-5 minutes (for tea leaves or tea bags).
    • Experiment to find your favored steeping time. Enjoy Sip by Sip.

(Courtesy of The Republic of Tea)

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Japanese Doritos


Just a bag of doritos. Nothing to see here. Nothing weird. Wait, what's…wait..


Mixtape for you!


Happy Tuesday Everyone. Here's another mixtape with some mid week jams. It should stream on most computers, nothing special needed.

Secret Sushi

Bored? Check out Sushi Poppers, the sushi popsicle sucker snack wait….what is it?