Saturday, March 29, 2008
Last summer I had the good fortune to be selling two old oak library cabinets just when a wonderful young baker from NYC, named Kelli Bernard, was looking for the same, to hold tea at her then "soon to open" new tea house in the City, Amai. Last week when I was hopping about the City I stopped into Amai for my first visit and tested out one of the many the teas as well as several of the wonderful tea infused cookies. I have to say, the tea was great and the cookies were fabulous. The lemon ginger (made with lemon and ginger teas) were my personal favs. I brought home a variety of little 3 packs for the family to try and everyone loved them. Amai has been nominated for Best New Tea House in NYC! And yes, one of the library card catalogs is prominently on display, holding the huge variety of teas, and the humble cabinet from Amherst even got its own mention in a recent New York Times Travel section article on Tea Houses in NYC! This is probaly the closest I will ever come to being in the NYT... Remember, you read it here... lol!
If you have any interest in baking with teas, check out Kelly's blog, "Love's Cool" where you will find links to a variety of blogs featuring such recipes.
Last weekend Kelli did a demo at the Macy's Flower Show on cooking with teas. I am sorry to say I missed it by a couple of days. I am sure it was wonderful!