ABOUT OH, HOW CIVILIZED
Welcome to Oh, How Civilized! This New York City-based blog is devoted to my love of refined experiences with a focus on afternoon tea, food and travel.
The Afternoon Tea Reviews section includes all the afternoon teas I've had in New York City, plus the tea services I've had while traveling, such as to Florence (Four Seasons Hotel Firenze), and Paris. I love traveling to new places and trying their version of afternoon tea. On that page, you can find my Top 6 Places in New York City for afternoon tea.
Aside from reviews, you can find information on the blog on afternoon tea such as How to Eat a Scone Properly, learn what to eat first on the three tiered tray, find out the difference clotted cream and Devonshire cream, and most importantly, how high tea isn't afternoon tea.
The Recipes section is filled with tea sandwich recipe ideas and matcha and tea-based recipes. The Matchamisu is the most popular recipe on the site with the BLT Tea Sandwich and Matcha Truffles following close behind.
Shop Afternoon Tea Essentials are my picks of what I would include if putting together an afternoon tea party.
Shop My Find showcases one item at a time, of something I brought back with me from a trip.
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All photos have been taken by me unless otherwise credited. I use a Sony RX1 (since 3/2014) to take all my photos. Before that, I used a Canon T3i with the kit lens and a 50mm 1.8 and a Sony RX100 (10/2013 - 3/2014).
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My name is Jee and I'm a freelance digital designer in New York City. I'm always seeking out places that offer exceptional customer service and services that offer unique and luxurious experiences. I'm a big fan of urban retreats that feel exclusive but are completely accessible, near and far.
A big thanks to contributing copyeditor Michele Perez, who catches and corrects all my grammar and spelling mistakes so things I write make sense.
Queenie Fok is my cooking and baking guru. We collaborate to create recipes inspired by afternoon tea and matcha.