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Some time ago, while on vacation in China, I was bitten by the 'tea bug'. The more I learned about Chinese teas, the more interested I became. Upon my return to the U.S., I was excited to seek out other people and other venues where I could continue tasting and learning about tea, teawares and tea culture. This proved to be an extremely difficult task!

I have formed this meetup social to bring together others who share the same passion for true tea. We will taste and discuss green, white, oolong, black and puerh teas from China, Taiwan, Japan and India. Our group will visit tea houses, tea events and perhaps once we get to know each other have tea socials at each other's homes.

Members' suggestions and participation are encouraged in order to keep it interesting.

Although we would like to keep a non-strict, casual environment, RSVP is necessary in order to prepare accordingly. Three no-shows will result in your exclusion from the group.

I am looking forward to making new friends among all the other tea lovers out there!

Upcoming events (3)

Friday Night Gongfu Tea Tasting-Fenghuang Dancong Oolong

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FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR TICKETS TO THIS EVENT https://www.newyorkteasociety.com/events/friday-night-gongfu-tea-tasting-fenghuang-dancong-oolong ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Its been a long week...you deserve some time to get away from it all and relax in a casual environment, where you can gather with old friends and make new friends. NYTS members all have one common trait...We all have a passion for tea and tea culture. We brew, taste and discuss true origin teas, tea cultures and the different brewing methods corresponding to the true origin. Every Friday night NYTS members will be gathering at 7:00 pm at Orchard Tea House, located at 38 W32nd St., to compare the tea of the week. The featured tea of the week will be chosen at least two weeks prior in order to give you all an opportunity to purchase the tea of the week from a tea vendor of your choice, or perhaps you already have some at the house to bring for the showdown. But don’t despair, if for any reason you are unable to bring in the tea of the week, come anyway! However, the motivation for bringing in tea is money! Entry Price is $20, however, you will receive a $5 refund if you do bring in a sample size of the tea of the week to share with the group. All the teas will be brewed and blind tasted side by side. We will share our thoughts together after each brew about taste, aroma, color, mouthfeel, qi, etc., before revealing the origin of the teas. This week's featured tea is; Fenghuang Dancong Oolong See you all on Friday, May 24th for our weekly NYTS Friday Night Tea Tasting! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR TICKETS TO THIS EVENT https://www.newyorkteasociety.com/events/friday-night-gongfu-tea-tasting-fenghuang-dancong-oolong

Stokes Spring Water Collection and Tea Session

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Stokes State Forest Spring Water Collection and Tea Session A fantastic spring that you can pull your car right up to. No fee to access the spring except for admission to the state park. Metal spout makes accessing water easy. After collecting spring water we will find a nice spot to set up tea a tea session and eat. Pack a lunch. We will need cars and drivers to make this happen, so please let me know if you have a car and are willing to volunteer to drive up with some members. Members will be expected to contribute to gas, tolls and fees. Fee: Park fee $10.00 Access: Public Flow: Continuous TDS: 33 Temp: 52 F pH: 6 Hours Spring is Open: 24hrs Directions from Nearest Address: Follow the road into the state park, when you get to the first intersection, take a left and go down till you see the spring on the right side of the road. You can pull your car right up to the spring and fill up.

Country Lakehouse Tea Ceremony and Potluck Chinese Dinner

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$36.50

Country Lakehouse Tea Ceremony and Potluck Chinese Dinner Come visit Sifu Ken Lo to enjoy a Cha Dao Tea Ceremony at his country home in the Hudson Valley, a feng shui designed Lakehouse sitting on two secluded wooded acres. Depending on the weather, we can enjoy a Cha Dao Tea Ceremony outside by the lake, or in the 2nd floor formal tearoom among the trees. We will spend 2 hours enjoying and discussing Chinese teas as well as art, poetry, and philosophy. (4PM-6PM) Afterward, we can enjoy some dinner together. Everyone coming needs to bring their favorite Chinese dish to share with the group. Below is the train info on how to get from Penn Station to Harriman Station. We will pick up members from the train station to the Lakehouse. However, if we can get a few volunteers with cars that can drive some members up, please let me know. Tea will start at 4PM at the Lakehouse. $35* plus $1.50 transaction fee will be requested upon submitting your RSVP for the meetup event. *This price does not include travel cost. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TRAIN INFO: Penn Station to Harriman Depart : 01:11 PM - Morris & Essex #6925 Transfer : Arrive 01:20 PM - Secaucus Junction Depart 01:29 PM - Port Jervis #0075 Arrive : 02:44 PM at Harriman Travel Time : 93 minutes Fares: Adult One Way : $15.50 Child/Senior/Disabled One Way : $7.60 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I hope to see you all there!

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