Oolong Tea Tasting at T Shop

There’s a new teahouse in New York City! Thanks to Georgia, I found out about T Shop in Nolita and we met up for a tea tasting.

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Currently there are just eight selection of teas, all personally sourced by the owner, Theresa. We were asked which tea we were interested in tasting and we went with oolong.

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She brought over two kinds and after taking a whiff of both, we decided on the Roasted Oolong.

We sat at a table together, with Theresa on one side and us on the other. We did five steepings, all expertly prepared in a gaiwan by Theresa. In the top photo, you’ll see three cups and one was hers as she drank and chatted with us.

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The place is cozy with just three tables and a small bar with a handful of chairs.

The shop isn’t directly off the street, so once you see the T Shop green sign above the Psychic sign at the door, walk down the hallway until you see a glass door with an illustrated black teapot.

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A look at the oolong leaves after our fifth steeping. All the tight little balls have unfurled.

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Our tea tasting with five steepings of oolong were $10 each. No tips were accepted and tax wasn’t added so it was $10 each flat.

The Roasted Oolong was excellent, so I’ll be going back to try the other teas in the shop.

INFO: T Shop | 247 Elizabeth Street | New York, NY 10012 | 646-726-4086

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