Get to know Taiwanese Oolongs Part II
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Get to know Taiwanese Oolongs Part II

Warm up with us next Thursday, November 14th, with another round of Taiwanese oolongs. We will be brewing some of our finest limited lots of this semi-oxidized tea, allowing you to experience them through multiple infusions. One will be Spring Fortune, a rare oolong from Lalasan, in northern Taiwan. Its intense jammy, fruity fragrance results from an unusual processing method, in which the leaves rest in an oxygen-free environment for 18 hours at a low temperature—a delicious example of craftsmanship and creativity.

This is part of our free-flowing tasting series, so stop in anytime between 5-7 pm. All the oolongs served—along with other select teas and teaware—will also be available for purchase at the event. We look forward to seeing you! RSVP required.

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Tea & Chocolate Pairing with Megan Giller
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Tea & Chocolate Pairing with Megan Giller

Settle into our New York City tearoom for a Saturday afternoon of tea and chocolate pairing with Megan Giller, author of the best-selling book Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution. Similarly to tea, single-origin chocolate has a wide range of flavor thanks to terroir: each traditional production region's soil, climate, and processing techniques result in distinct, unique profiles.

We've selected four small-batch chocolates and a tea to match for each, highlighting the alchemy of flavor, aroma, and texture that a pairing can produce. Drawing from A Little Tea Book and Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution, you'll also have the opportunity to learn the stories behind both the tea plant Camellia sinensis and the cocoa tree Theobroma cacao. Join us for a delicious conversation!

Teas and chocolates from the tasting will be available for purchase at the event. We are offering two tiers: $50 for the tasting portion, or $70 for the tasting plus both books, A Little Tea Book and Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution.

Photo by William Mullan.

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All Things Matcha
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

All Things Matcha

You can find matcha everywhere these days: in lattes, ice cream, even croissants. But have you ever tried the traditional form, simply whisked in an elegant bowl?

This class offers a primer to all things matcha, from its rich history in Japan to the current health claims, and how to make it at home. Whether it’s your first time picking up a tea whisk or you’re a seasoned matcha drinker, join us to taste through three different preparations of this unique neon-green tea powder: usucha (the thin, frothy style), koicha (thick style), and a shaken iced matcha.

There are only eight spots available for this intimate session.

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Get to know Taiwanese Oolongs
Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

Get to know Taiwanese Oolongs

We will be brewing up several different lots from our collection throughout the event, and sharing stories from our tea travels to this beautiful island. This is a free-flowing tasting. Stop in anytime between 5-7pm—we look forward to seeing you!

RSVP is required. And if you find an oolong you love, we'll have some and other select teas/goods available for purchase during events!

More tastings and events for the rest of the year will be announced soon, stay tuned!

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Jiro dreams of sencha
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Jiro dreams of sencha

Join us for a special event this Wednesday, the 25th, as we welcome tea producer Jirosan from Shizuoka, Japan to our Chelsea tasting room. He’ll be brewing several of his top spring harvests, as we taste through our Sencha Yabukita and Sencha Kabuse, and learn about Japanese production.

Swing by anytime between 5-7pm. Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve a spot. And if you find a sencha you love, we'll also have some and other IPOT goods available for purchase!

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Back to Tea School
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Back to Tea School

It's time to go back to tea school on Thursday, September 19th, from 5-7pm. Join us as we explore the world of Camellia sinensis, the leaf that has found its way into our cups for centuries, and how terroir and production shapes its flavor. In this class, you'll have the opportunity to taste tea from each of the six major categories, learning how to store, brew, and appreciate each along the way.

There are only eight spots available for this focused session. Each attendee will receive a free tea sample and an exclusive 15% off discount code. We look forward to sharing an evening with you over this storied brew!

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Public Tea Tasting | Nepal Tea Stories
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Public Tea Tasting | Nepal Tea Stories

Hello friends! Join us on Thursday, August 15th, for an evening of unusual Nepalese teas. We will taste three different lots from our friends at the beautiful Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, while sharing photos and stories from our latest sourcing trip to Nepal.

Cool down with some cold-infused Himalayan Black at 5pm; slideshow will start at 5:30pm. Free tasting, open to all. Hope to see you there!

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Public Tea Tasting | New Harvest Darjeelings
Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Public Tea Tasting | New Harvest Darjeelings

Please join us on Thursday the 11th to drink some tea in our new Chelsea tasting room! We will sample several new harvest Darjeeling 1st and 2nd flushes and cold brewed teas as well. Come anytime between 5pm-7pm.

RSVP is preferred, though not required. Looking forward to seeing you!

Reserve your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-thursday-tea-tastings-tickets-64432786198

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A Little Tea Book: Talks & Tastings
Oct
17
to Oct 25

A Little Tea Book: Talks & Tastings

To celebrate the launch of A LITTLE TEA BOOK, join Sebastian Beckwith, co-author Caroline Paul, and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton from October 17-25 in New York and California for book talk, plenty of tea, and a night of fun. Don't forget to bring your copy of the book for signing!

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Champagne & Tea Soirée
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Champagne & Tea Soirée

7:30pm: Join Sebastian Beckwith of In Pursuit of Tea & Peter Liem of champagneguide.net for a focused in-depth tasting & discussion of 3 rare teas and 3 rare Champagnes. Snacks provided. $95/pp, all-inclusive-- Tickets Available. (Space extremely limited)

9:30pm: Tea & Champagne Mixtape -- a free-form late night tasting of Teas & Champagnes led by Sebastian Beckwith featuring Champagnes by Transatlantic Bubbles. $45/pp at the door.

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