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Hello from NYC!

by Demea » Jun 24th 17 6:50 pm

Hi there I'm Demea! Long time/first time!

How long have you been drinking tea?
About 4-5 years at this point.

What was your first tea?
Very mediocre "monkey picked oolong" from teavana :lol:

What is your favorite tea currently?
I'm currently most into Wuyi Yancha, but still trying to figure out exactly which types I like best!

What is your next purchase?
Likely some "50% roasted" TGY from Fang's Gourmet in Flushing

What is your favorite spot to brew up?
At home, when it's quiet after work.

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by victoria3 » Jun 24th 17 8:19 pm

Welcome to teachat Demea. You're in good company here.

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by William » Jun 24th 17 8:48 pm

Welcome Demea! :D

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by Demea » Jun 24th 17 8:54 pm

Thank you both!

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by jayinhk » Jun 25th 17 5:28 am

Welcome! I lived in NYC/Long Island for six years. At the time my tea consumption mostly involved Celestial Seasonings and Arizona/Nestea/Snapple, but I did have a porcelain gongfu cha set that I used to brew up jasmine pearls! There is a really excellent tea store in NY that you might want to check out. I can't remember what it's called right now, but the owner is from Hong Kong and he has a really good collection of teapots and seriously top notch tea. And no, I don't mean Mandarin's Tea Room, which was also excellent!

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by Demea » Jun 25th 17 5:21 pm

Very cool, thanks! Definitely let me know if you remember the name of that place. I've also never been to TMTR, although I hear great things. My favorite places in NYC I've been to so far are Te Company, TShopNY, TeaDrunk, Fang's, and Ippodo, but I'm always looking for new places to try!

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by joelbct » Jun 25th 17 5:55 pm

Hi from Westchester, currently. I've lived in every borough except the Bronx, at one point or another.

Have you been to Cha-An, at 9th st btwn 3rd and 2nd? Cozy space.

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by Demea » Jun 25th 17 5:59 pm

I have not, but I'll definitely have to check that out! It's right near two of my favorite ramen spots.

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by Zared » Jun 25th 17 7:14 pm

jayinhk wrote: Welcome! I lived in NYC/Long Island for six years. At the time my tea consumption mostly involved Celestial Seasonings and Arizona/Nestea/Snapple, but I did have a porcelain gongfu cha set that I used to brew up jasmine pearls! There is a really excellent tea store in NY that you might want to check out. I can't remember what it's called right now, but the owner is from Hong Kong and he has a really good collection of teapots and seriously top notch tea. And no, I don't mean Mandarin's Tea Room, which was also excellent!


Orchid tea house? Probably one of the only places I know of in NYC(south BK)with a nice collection of teapots. I think he's from Fujian province but possibly that isn't who your thinking of.

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by kuánglóng » Jun 25th 17 8:02 pm

Welcome aboard, Demea!

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by jayinhk » Jun 26th 17 9:53 am

Zared wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Welcome! I lived in NYC/Long Island for six years. At the time my tea consumption mostly involved Celestial Seasonings and Arizona/Nestea/Snapple, but I did have a porcelain gongfu cha set that I used to brew up jasmine pearls! There is a really excellent tea store in NY that you might want to check out. I can't remember what it's called right now, but the owner is from Hong Kong and he has a really good collection of teapots and seriously top notch tea. And no, I don't mean Mandarin's Tea Room, which was also excellent!


Orchid tea house? Probably one of the only places I know of in NYC(south BK)with a nice collection of teapots. I think he's from Fujian province but possibly that isn't who your thinking of.
That's the one! He might be Fujianese from Hong Kong. Most HK Chinese migrated here within the last century! And lots of Mainland Chinese are moving in, too

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by Shine Magical » Jul 1st 17 4:08 am

jayinhk wrote:
Zared wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Welcome! I lived in NYC/Long Island for six years. At the time my tea consumption mostly involved Celestial Seasonings and Arizona/Nestea/Snapple, but I did have a porcelain gongfu cha set that I used to brew up jasmine pearls! There is a really excellent tea store in NY that you might want to check out. I can't remember what it's called right now, but the owner is from Hong Kong and he has a really good collection of teapots and seriously top notch tea. And no, I don't mean Mandarin's Tea Room, which was also excellent!


Orchid tea house? Probably one of the only places I know of in NYC(south BK)with a nice collection of teapots. I think he's from Fujian province but possibly that isn't who your thinking of.
That's the one! He might be Fujianese from Hong Kong. Most HK Chinese migrated here within the last century! And lots of Mainland Chinese are moving in, too
Kingston has some nice teas but his shop is too eccentric... his shop smells like parrots because they live in his shop and he enthusiastically offers caterpillar poo for you to drink :oops:

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by Zared » Jul 1st 17 5:33 am

Shine Magical wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
Zared wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Welcome! I lived in NYC/Long Island for six years. At the time my tea consumption mostly involved Celestial Seasonings and Arizona/Nestea/Snapple, but I did have a porcelain gongfu cha set that I used to brew up jasmine pearls! There is a really excellent tea store in NY that you might want to check out. I can't remember what it's called right now, but the owner is from Hong Kong and he has a really good collection of teapots and seriously top notch tea. And no, I don't mean Mandarin's Tea Room, which was also excellent!


Orchid tea house? Probably one of the only places I know of in NYC(south BK)with a nice collection of teapots. I think he's from Fujian province but possibly that isn't who your thinking of.
That's the one! He might be Fujianese from Hong Kong. Most HK Chinese migrated here within the last century! And lots of Mainland Chinese are moving in, too
Kingston has some nice teas but his shop is too eccentric... his shop smells like parrots because they live in his shop and he enthusiastically offers caterpillar poo for you to drink :oops:
Did you at least try the poo tea? I did and found it to be quite unique and interesting so I can see why he'd enthusiastly offer it to you.

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Re: Hello from NYC!

by jayinhk » Jul 2nd 17 5:25 pm

Zared wrote:
Shine Magical wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
Zared wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Welcome! I lived in NYC/Long Island for six years. At the time my tea consumption mostly involved Celestial Seasonings and Arizona/Nestea/Snapple, but I did have a porcelain gongfu cha set that I used to brew up jasmine pearls! There is a really excellent tea store in NY that you might want to check out. I can't remember what it's called right now, but the owner is from Hong Kong and he has a really good collection of teapots and seriously top notch tea. And no, I don't mean Mandarin's Tea Room, which was also excellent!


Orchid tea house? Probably one of the only places I know of in NYC(south BK)with a nice collection of teapots. I think he's from Fujian province but possibly that isn't who your thinking of.
That's the one! He might be Fujianese from Hong Kong. Most HK Chinese migrated here within the last century! And lots of Mainland Chinese are moving in, too
Kingston has some nice teas but his shop is too eccentric... his shop smells like parrots because they live in his shop and he enthusiastically offers caterpillar poo for you to drink :oops:
Did you at least try the poo tea? I did and found it to be quite unique and interesting so I can see why he'd enthusiastly offer it to you.
I don't know of any other tea store anywhere that would serve you bug poo tea right away. That is pretty unique and I think it's a good tactic for getting NYC customers to listen to your spiel! LOL

The parrots probably help, too, and get people relaxed in what might otherwise be a very foreign experience for them. I guess it depends how you look at it. I'd totally check out the store if I was in NY!