Hot spots for tea
At The Tailored Tea, women sip honey chai and Earl Grey from delicate English china tea cups. They nibble on scones and dainty cucumber sandwiches amid the pleasant hum of intimate conversation and occasional bursts of jolly laughter.
On Park Avenue in downtown Mechanicvillle, at the Blu Tea Company, customers learn about all kinds of loose-leaf tea and how to prepare it. While Blu Tea is not a tea room, you are welcome to sit and relax with a freshly steeped cuppa and a handmade chocolate truffle.
In the Capital Region, there are now more than a dozen places devoted to the drinking or selling of tea, as our area joins the growing taste for tea across the nation. Posted on November 11, 2012.
Nellie Ackerman is the owner of Blu Tea Company, the newly opened tea shop, boutique and cafe in Mechanicville.
Blu Tea Companyis a newly opened tea shop, boutique and cafe in Mechanicville.
Assorted loose teas for sale in blue bags on the bottom shelf and colorful tins to store them in at Blu Tea Company in Mechanicville.
Colorful tea pots and cups for sale at Blu Tea Company.
Interesting tea ware for sale at Blu Tea Company.
Single serve tea pots are for sale at Blu Tea Company in Mechanicville.
Assorted loose leaf teas in green tins for sale at Blu Tea Company.
Flavorings, herbs and spices for sale at Blu Tea Company.
Loose fruit and herbal teas at Blu Tea Company.
Visitors get their tea served in mismatched cups and saucers from the china cabinet at Tailored Tea in Latham.
The Tailored Tea owner Annie Misir prepares peach scones at the cafe in Latham.
Loose teas flavored with fruit including apple spice and peach rooibos sit in tins at The Tailored Tea in Latham
The Ebenezer Room at Tailored Tea in Latham.
Server Christine Dobbins serves Wu Yi Oolong tea to Evalyn Blaha and her 19-year-old granddaughter Dana Gough, both of Schenectady, at The Tailored Tea in Latham.