Tea is steeped in boiling water, much like its near cousin, lobster juice. Warm up to this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for a tea gift package (a $34 value)
The tea gift package includes a tote bag and bounty of teas, such as a box of instant ginger, chrysanthemum, or plum tea and a loose-leaf sampler of oolong, green, black, or white tea. They can be served with the included large tea infuser and porcelain Yixing Gaiwan teacup.
- $17 for tea and snacks for two with a gift package (a $35.07 value)
Visitors share a pot of tea accompanied by $10 worth of food such as chocolate biscotti ($1.95) and seaweed snacks ($1). Afterward, they tote home a gift package that includes a large tea infuser, two mini glass jars, and two teas: Tranquility loose-leaf tea and a special blend of rooibos and caramel hojicha teas.
Bird Pick Tea & Herb
The name Bird Pick Tea & Herb comes from a legend told by the grandfather of one of the shop’s founders: long ago, tea cultivators would follow birds known to choose the best leaves for themselves. Although the staff doesn’t actually employ birds to select each leaf, the spirit of the legend lives on in Bird Pick’s careful selection of teas, which come from misty estates in the mountains of China. Seasonal varieties of black, white, and green teas release earthy aromas from bins of loose leaves and tea bags, and oolong teas display the smoky colors left by a harvesting process that involves crushing and fermenting the buds. An inventory of elegant accessories includes receptacles for storing tea, glass infusers for brewing, bowls for whisking matcha tea, and air horns for letting guests know a tea party is over. Bird Pick even sells straw-hued honeys from New Zealand to accent complex brews served in pots decorated with sprays of blue flowers and Chinese characters.