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Tay Tea

MapAndes, NY
  • Food & Drink
  • Tea and More


Inspired by the teas of her native Iran, interior designer Nini Ordoubadi creates loose-leaf wild-crafted blends that are a cup above the usual bagged fare. With names like Better Than Sex and Wild Woman, these are not the usual garden-party choices. A few fun favorites: Marry Me Again blends ceylon black tea with violets and lavender. Coffee Lovers’ Tea incorporates pu-erh, an aged, fermented Chinese tea with a caffeine kick. Order them online, or visit the Persian-style tea bar at Ordoubadi’s Andes shop, housed in an 1840s Greek Revival building. Baked goods and tea-infused desserts are also served. Browse among home accents like hand-molded beeswax candles and etched Moroccan tea glasses. Come winter, the owner sometimes closes up shop and travels to exotic locales for more tea inspiration, so call ahead, or look for her when the robins return.

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2015 Editors' Pick — Best Tea and More

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