Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley featuring, left to right, a Manolo Blahnik heel, an Oscar De La Renta peach pink shorts with strawberry rosettes, a Tory Burch bikini, a Dolce and Gabbana pistachio and vanilla pannacotta dress, and a Jason Wu Hatbox
So here we have the first Tea Calendar in the world from the tea merchants Hälssen & Lyon. One millimetre thick pressed finely flavoured rectangles of tea made for each day of the year. Each slice can be pulled off and brewed in a cup with boiling water.
Tea with Georg by Scholten and Baijings for Georg Jensen
Scholten and Baijings have designed the Tea with Georg collection for Georg Jensen inspired by items used in a Japanese tea ceremony. So here we find the beautifully formed stainless steel teapot with a sieve, a teapot warmer, a jug and a sugar bowl and a double-walled espresso cup and saucer. The porcelain cup and saucer for tea shows a silver line running through the saucer as a tribute to Georg Jensen’s silversmithing.
Gokujo Hojicha tea from the Ippodo Tearoom in Kyoto.
When you drink hojicha for the first time, you might be surprised that it is one of the Japanese green teas. Dark amber in color, this roasted bancha releases an amazingly rich aroma that completely permeates the room. The savory flavor is very distinct; it is rich but light-bodied, without much astringency.
Local New York City (Washington Heights/Inwood) men’s boutique and tea bar, Nostylgia, just received a write-up in The New York Times. Nothing like good threads and good brewing to bring the community together. PALO definitely salutes!