Harney & Sons is a tea shop in SoHo that offers an incredible assortment of loose teas. I am talking shelves up to the ceiling filled with teas! They even have one of those rolly library ladders so that they can get to the teas up top. Take a look:
|Harney & Sons shop with the wall of teas on the right!
When I walked into the shop, however, I was dying for my tea so I headed straight to the "Tea Lounge" cafe in the back. The cafe is a small space with only a handful of tables, but it's cozy and simple (yet still stylish) design was perfect for enjoying tea!
|"Tea Lounge" cafe in the back
|Second wall of teas - for the cafe this time
They offer all the teas available in the shop along with a selection of scones, snacks and desserts. The menu with all the teas is a little overwhelming - over four pages of teas!
|A whole book for just the tea menu !!
|Snacks, scones, and ice cream to go with your tea
Our tea came served in the cutest pots, accompanied buy a large teacup shaped mug on a silver tray. The teas were perfectly brewed and no stray tea leaves were poured into my cup! The scones, surprisingly, were AMAZING. They were warm and freshly baked - slightly crusty on the outside and flakey soft on the inside. The Ham and Gruyere Scones were served with dijon mustard (which was so tasty!!). The Cheddar and Chive Scones came with a honey mustard compound butter - sounds like an odd combo but wow it was unbelievable! The scones were so flavorful on their own, but when paired with the butter I couldn't put it down.
An additional touch that my belly enjoyed? When you get the check, it comes with chocolate truffles!
|Chocolates come with the bill!
As you all can see, I really enjoyed my tea experience at Harney & Sons. I enjoyed my tea so much that I couldn't resist taking home a couple souveniers with me!
If you are in the SoHo area and are looking for a great cafe, definitely give Harney & Sons a try! (And if you check-in on Foursquare, you'll get a 5% discount.)
Piggy says Yes!
Thanks for reading - Piggy KK