Te Company NYC

By grace.g.yang ยท June 9, 2016
Under: American,Asian,Desserts,West Village

Ken and walked around the west village one lazy Saturday afternoon and stopped by Te Company for some oolong tea and pineapple cookies. The tea shop has a small storefront but is very charming and is manned by a husband/wife team:

Te company

The wife curates the tea selection and her husband creates snacks that accompany the snacks – he worked as a sous chef at Per Se and used to work at El Bulli as well.

The oolong tea menu is similar to a wine menu; it lists the notes that you’ll taste in the tea and also writes a little bit about where the oolong is picked from. After we picked the oolong tea, we also ordered two pineapple cookies – these are similar to the Taiwanese pineapple cakes that are a shortbread cake filled with fresh pineapple:

Te company

The wife grew up in Taiwan and this is her husband’s variation on the Taiwanese snack. These cookies were served with a healthy dose of Maldon sea salt and fresh lime zest – they were so good we contemplated getting another one!

Our tea with our cookies:

Te company

You can get refills of hot water because the pots for the tea are pretty tiny (they look like they’re from Taiwan because I grew up with a similar tea pot). They even offered to give us a to go cup when we were on our way out. The tea shop is definitely worth a visit – if you’re not a tea fan, at least try their pastries and cookies!

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