When you step into TeaBar you are taken to a place where a leisurely afternoon tea is the norm. The salon decor is modern, coated with bright orange and pink walls and a disco ball dangling from the ceiling. Besides offering loads of specialty teas, she also sells perfumes, lip balms and lotions; all tea-inspired. Tracy has her own line of custom blended teas that include whole tea leaves, not of the Lipton-ilk. Her blends include The Society Hostess, The Artist, The Fashionable Dandy, The Writer, The Musician, The Romantic and The Lover. Another words, professions and profess-ers that would have visited tea salons in the 1800s.
|The Society Hostess: Naturally decaffeinated, vanilla-infused china black tea.||Green tea with milk.|
|The TeaBar also serves up a nifty selection of non-traditional beverages such as green tea lattes and Beauty Teas. I sampled both and not for one second did I long for my usual mid-day cappuccino. For the complete experience, ask for the scones, madeleines, and macarons. SALONTEA couldn't have come at a better (tea)time as good quality tea is an affordable luxury that everyone can appreciate.
|Multiple canisters of SalonTea.||A canister of The Sleeping Beauty.|
|Tracy shows us around her SalonTea shop.||Snacks to enjoy with your tea.|
|The elegant tea display.||The Writer: Indian chai tea with cinnamon clove and cardamom.|
|Steeping a cup of the Slimming Beauty.|
|Tea Time with Tracy with blueberry scones with jam and cream, macarons, and madeleines.|
|Perfume Tea, Lotion Tea, Foot Tea, and Lip Balm Tea amongst disco balls at SalonTea.|
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There is a chance that Per Se might start offering an a la carte menu in the salon and bar area. This is a huge deal for a restaurant like Per Se where the only option is a massively expensive tasting menu. The food and the service at Per Se is the best in the city however it’s hard to sustain a Per Se dining habit in this economy. However, I am thrilled about the new a la carte menu. [Eater]
Until we eat again,