CH Omakase 2017: Tea Drunk Private Sessions

A foray into top-quality bespoke Chinese tea, at the East Village cafe

As journalists and explorers, we are drawn to many different types of people but experts and those profoundly passionate about what they do tend to top our list. Shunan Tang of NYC’s Tea Drunk is the most knowledgable individual about Chinese teas that we’ve met. She’s so passionate that she commissions all of her teas—leaves, styles—from farmers directly. She’s hands-on to the point that she …

CH Omakase 2017: Joya Candle

Handmade in an edition of 100, each of these vessels is unique

Founded by Frederick Bouchardy in 2006, Joya is an NYC design studio with a focus on fragrances and ceramics—a perfect pairing for our CH Omakase edition candles. Joya’s philosophy is one of balance and beauty—they create elegant pieces, but also use locally sourced raw materials, use sustainable packaging and maintain ethical production processes. For 2017’s CH Omakase, Joya crafted an edition of 100 candles. Each …

CH Omakase 2017: Sky Like Snow Indigo Hats

Made in an edition of three, beanies handmade in Vermont

We actually met Hannah Regier through one of our CH Omakase customers. She has been knitting hats since she was a child and today marries that passion with a dedication to natural, ethical and sustainable fashion under the label Sky Like Snow. These hats are each one-of-a-kind and made with New England-sourced wool, dyed with Vermont-grown indigo (which is quite unusual). Each of the three …