TEA IS FOR TRAVEL: 29b Teahouse

WHERE: 29b Teahouse, New York This premium establishment was conceived by Tea Dealers, one of the few purveyors of pure non-blended roast teas in America. For those who are looking for an interlude between the exciting attractions and iconic museums in the bustling city, 29b Teahouse’s ceramic-lined space can be a modern sanctuary of calm and comfort, complete with a tasting room where you can pair their curated line-up of premium teas with food items from their menu.  Their Ochazuke – our go-to recommendation – makes for a light, spirit-lifting meal for the tired traveller. It is a humble tea-dish featuring soy-and-wasabi-cured fish, vegetables, and ume on top of short-grain white rice, complemented with a pour of smoky Hojicha on it. DRINK: Charcoal roasted Taiwanese Oolongs, Matcha-beer On the drinks menu, their roster of teas evolves with owner Stefen Ramirez’s recent travels to the different tea producing countries in Asia. So expect your senses to be taken to new places

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Cold Brew Teas

On hot and sunny days (basically Singapore all year round), a cold drink of tea can help cool you down. But what’s the best way to make iced-tea? In this post, we’ll break down the different ways of making a cool drink of tea, and give you tips on what to do. In making cold brew tea (whichever method you choose), you can also add other ingredients to make your tea even yummier! For example, passion fruit pulp or berries to make your fruit teas pop, or even alcohol for some tea cocktails! This is the most fool-proof method, and the one that requires the least amount of time. Make tea the way you usually do, and add ice. The only downside to this method is that for more delicate teas (such as high-quality green and white teas), using water that is too hot may result in bitter teas. In addition, adding ice into hot water will dilute the flavour

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