Green Puerh Q&A

The Green Puerh class hosted by Timothy and Michael provides an opportunity for something a bit different from our usual fare. Michael began with a young, unblended single estate tea, 2008 Bing Dou. Timothy contrasted this with a semi-fermented, classic Menghai recipe, 2002 7352. The duo did their best to…

That Tea Place in New York that Brandon Likes

There have been wild accusations around the 'net of me being one to spill the beans. To live up to this unsavory reputation, I offer you all a tour of the as-yet unnamed collaboration between The Tea Gallery and The Mandarin's Tea Room. Somewhere along the way, we noticed that…

NYC Tea Meetup - One Year Reunion

One year after our first meeting, inaugural members of the NYC Tea Club gathered once again at The Tea Gallery. When all the guests finally arrived, Winnie suggested a matcha to lift everyone's spirits. She prefers to use a new tin of matcha fairly quickly to enjoy its freshness, and…

Evaluating Yixing Teapots - Part Two

This is Part Two in a two part series about evaluating Yixing pots. It is inspired in part by Michael Wong of The Tea Gallery. And Now the Conclusion... After testing the pot with water, the logical next step is to add tea to the equation. The most obvious thing…

Evaluating Yixing Teapots - Part One

This is Part One in a two part series about evaluating Yixing pots. It is inspired in part by Michael Wong of The Tea Gallery. The world of Yixing teapots can sometimes seem a daunting mystery. Among tea lovers, few subjects garner so many strong opinions. Preferences among collectors can…

Best Friends

Today we had a chance to examine a beautiful pair of pewter teapots from the Qing Dyanasty. They are owned respectively by a pair of real life tea pals. The handle of the smaller pot was expertly repaired with silver "nails." The repair is indicative of workmanship from long past…