Harney & Sons Soho
433 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013
On Broome Street there are two places to get good tea, that’s is, that I know of. One is Marie Belle at 484 Broome St. The focus there is tea and chocolate, heavy on the chocolate. At Harney and Sons the focus is solidly set on the tea. When you walk in to your right is a display of tea pots. On the left is the famous Wall of Tea.
Big tins of tea on shelves going up almost to the ceiling and in front of that is a tea tasting bar where you can sample select teas. In the back is the tea lounge, a few tables and chairs, a counter to the back. Here is where you can sit and have a pot of tea and some tasty treats. Like vanilla scones, this time on the menu there was Gluten-free tea cake. If that is there the next time I am getting it. Em and I got spice tea, she got the hot cinnamon and I got the Indian spice. Fred got an apple something tea. After a little bit of drinking we all kind of wished we had gotten something different. Well, can’t like everything. The scones were sweet, moist and really don’t need to have the cream and jam they are served with. I put cream and jam on them anyway.
After we ate we wandered about the store looking at stuff to buy. Em got another package of scone mix. There are also books you can buy and candles. I picked up a metal tea spoon, to measure your tea for your pot. Em saw it and had to get one, she also got one of those lovely pots pictured above. At the tea bar Fred tried ‘Tropical Green tea’, that he liked and wanted Em to get for him. She tried the ‘Golden Snail’, we both disagree with the guy at the store, it doesn’t taste like chocolate. But it is very good tea.
So of all those wonderful teas, from all different countries and will all those different flavors, what did I pick out to take home? Irish breakfast and Chinese gunpowder. Shoot me, I like plain tea.
If this review has peaked your interest, check out the Harney & Sons SoHo blog.