- $65 for one admission to a one-hour tea-tasting event with Lucy Yung
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The event will be held at a private Gramercy Park location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
Each event is capped at 6 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
As with wine, tea carries with it the characteristics of where it was grown. From flavors and aromas to potential health benefits, the terroir—basically, the complete natural environment where something is grown—makes each tea what it is. It’s central to what makes pure, single-estates teas so special, a fact that Lucy Yung highlights during her elegant, peaceful tasting.
Experience Three Teas, from Light to Dark
Begin with a light White Peony or Silver Needle, continue with a medium-bodied brew, such as High Mountain Oolong, and end with a potent black tea.
Taste Four Versions of the Same Tea
Unlike other teas, single-estate brews can be steeped multiple times. Lucy will steep each tea four times, and you’ll taste each iteration.
Use Several of Your Senses
Observe the rich color, smell and touch the leaves, and explore the distinct flavors of each tea and its terroir. Just in case that’s not enough info, you’ll also learn the history of each tea.
End on a Sweet Note
Lucy pairs the dark, final tea with an equally dark piece of chocolate, each bringing out distinct flavors in the other.
Founder, Silver Needle Tea Co.
A lifelong lover of tea, Lucy Yung knows a good brew when she tastes one. However, it wasn’t until she journeyed up a mountain that tea became her passion—and her livelihood. Lucy was inspired by her visit to a tea garden on China’s Wuyi Mountains, and soon set out to introduce others to distinctive, flavorful single-estate teas sourced directly from China, Taiwan, and Japan. And the press quickly took notice: Bon Appétit magazine featured Silver Needle’s beautifully packaged Jetsetter Tin in its 2014 holiday issue.