Monthly Archives: February 2011

6th Annual Coffee and Tea Festival NYC is going on now!


February 19-20, 2011.

Location: 7 West 34th Street
Time: 11am – 5pm

We're a little bummed we cannot make it this year, but if you go, please come back and tell us all about it! We'd love to hear your experience! 🙂

What is Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Loose Tea?


Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Loose Tea

"At this moment, somewhere, the kettle calls. Somewhere the cup waits. Somewhere a person smiles watching the leaves unfurl."

– The Minister of Leaves

Grown high in the Fujiian mountains in China,
Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Loose Tea gains its alluring character through a meticulous, multi-step process that begins with withering and a brief oxidation in direct sunlight.

As soon as the leaves give off a distinctive fragrance—often compared to orchids, this stage is halted. The leaves are rolled, then fired to halt oxidation when it's about half way between black and green tea.

Tasting Notes

This oolong, famous for its “milky” taste and silky texture, has the fragrance of sweet cream and pineapple. It's smooth with a lingering taste and light, orchid notes.


Oolong tea produces about one-quarter to one-third the caffeine found in a comparably sized cup of coffee.

Steeping Milk Oolong Tea is Easy

    • Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
    • Place one teaspoon of leaves in your pot or
      infusing basket.
    • Steep tea for 5 to 7 minutes.
    • Pour in water (6 oz per cup) and steep for 5-7 minutes.
    • Remove the tea and enjoy. The leaves may be infused multiple times

(Courtesy of Republic of Tea)


Valentine’s Bubble Tea for our beloved customers


To show our love for all our beloved customers, we’re making a special Valentine’s Bubble Tea (now through Mon 2/14), made with Harney & Sons Chocolate Tea with Rosebuds, and sweetened lightly with agave nectar. Get it with or without milk. Either way, it taste like heaven! 🙂

We also have many chocolate teas you can choose from. Flavors including Republic of Tea’s Red Velvet Chocolate & Chocolate Peppermint, Guayaki’s Maté Chocolatté, and of course Harney & Sons’ Valentine’s Blend. Come indulge a hot cup or take one home to enjoy with your sweetheart. 🙂

❤ Happy Valentine’s Day to all! ❤

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Natural Hibiscus Full-Leaf Loose Herb Tea


Natural Hibiscus Full-Leaf Loose Herb Tea

Delightfully fragrant and caffeine-free, hibiscus tea offers a bright spot of soothing herbal tea in a busy world.

The exotic hibiscus flower is a tropical marvel, celebrated the world over for its many health benefits.

Superflower™ Power

Hailing from Nigeria, Natural Hibiscus Full-Leaf Loose Herb Tea has traditionally been known to help cool the body and combat the sizzling heat of the Sahara. Rich in vitamin C and minerals, hibiscus is also revered as a mild tonic.

Current studies suggest hibiscus is significantly effective in maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.* Further research suggests there are beneficial anti-inflammatory and mild anti-bacterial properties in hibiscus as well.* 3 cups a day is recommended.


This herbal blend is naturally caffeine-free.

Steeping is Easy

    • Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
    • Add 1 teaspoon of herbs or 1 tea bag per six-ounce cup – the size of a traditional tea cup rather than a mug.
    • Steep tea for 5 to 7 minutes.
    • For iced tea, double the amount of tea used, steep as above and pour over a generous amount of ice.
    • Experiment to find your favored steeping time. Enjoy Sip by Sip.

(Courtesy of Republic of Tea)

兔年快樂! 恭喜發財 to everyone!


Today is Chinese New Year, we wish everyone great health, wealth & prosperity in the Year of the Golden Rabbit! Cheers! 🙂

祝大家新年快樂! 萬事如意! 身體健康! 心想事成! 大展鴻兔! 兔飞猛进! ^-^

"…..Not many people know that the Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon…..

The Moon is YIN and this is the Yin of Heaven, signifying magic.  Thus on each of the Full Moon nights of this year, go out into your garden to gaze into the Full Moon and visualize plenty of Moon dust and Moon glow flowing into you, filling your whole body with bright white light and granting you fearlessness, love and courage.  This will not only strengthen your inner "Chi" energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life."

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Republic of Tea’s new Chocolate Teas are A Chocolate Lover’s Dream!


We're so happy to announce that Republic of Tea has a new Chocolate Teas series! Flavors include Peppermint Chocolate, Red Velvet Chocolate, Coconut Cocoa & Strawberry Chocolate. You can order them online or just stop in our shop on 10th Street. We have selected flavors to serve by the cup and as well as individual tins to purchase for you to indulge at home! 🙂