Tea Party

I've always said I could never date a tea drinker. A guy who will nurse a mug when down with the flu - totally fine - but in general, I like coffee men. I also like iced Americanos with anywhere from four to six shots of espresso, so I don't think many a tea drinking man would really like me, either.  That's not to say I don't almost bite off my fist with shopping urges when it comes to some teas sitting on shelves in Paris or at Dean & Deluca (ahem, Mariage Frères and the black tins!!). But now all tea purchasing urges are focused on Bellocq. Of all the amazing stuff at the New York International Gift Fair, I loved their beautiful chrome jars with yellow boxes the most. They'd be perfect to save for spices or cotton balls.


  1. Unknown says:

    love the amazing yellow tins! so charming. I rarely buy tea also but these would be hard to pass up.

  2. Maia says:

    It's beautiful. And a tea shop should be beautiful. My Chinese daughter quite naturally is turning into a tea afficionado, and so we have been spending more time on tea lately.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Guess who will be carrying it in Williamsburg? I'll let you know when we have the tea event in MRC's garden.
    I'm so excited.

  4. I'd buy them for the tins alone - they hit every note.

  5. Anonymous says:

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  6. Unknown says:

    Come check out Bellocq at the Aesthetic Movement booth, #3956, through Thursday!

  7. Unknown says:

    You have never been properly lapsanged!

  8. Unknown says:

    Coffee in the morning. Tea at night.

  9. jones says:

    I love that yellow.

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  11. DM says:

    Although I love some teas that are as strong as espresso, I'm a coffee purist. When someone tells me, "I don't drink coffee" I die a little bit.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Possibly Ms. Hovey should look into Yerba Mate drinking men. I have on good authority that we....er... they are the best. (my wife says so).

  13. Laura says:

    Awesome!! I am a devoted mariage freres drinker (hello Rouge Bourbon Vanille?!!) but those tins are quite swoon-worthy, it must be said.

  14. Waiter: "Sir, how is your drink?"

    Patron: "This tea is horrid... bring me the coffee."

    Waiter: "Sir, that is the coffee."

    Patron: "So it is. Bring me the tea."

  15. Anonymous says:

    I sadly missed the gift show this year and was dying to see pics of the Bellocq booth, as my husband & I did their business cards: http://thunderwingpress.blogspot.com/2010/08/bellocq-stock-barrel.html

    So thanks so much for posting. BTW, we here at Thunderwing Press adore your blog! ~ J.B. Taylor

  16. Graciel says:

    I am a die-hard Mariage Freres tea lover. Currently, I am in possession of 6 Bellocq tea varieties. Each and every one is pure and clean and deeply satisfying to my palette. But let me tell you, the Etoile de Linde is the crowning glory. The sight and scent made me gasp the first time I took it in. The taste? Nothing short of Heaven.

    The black tins in my cupboard have been replaced with chrome and yellow.