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 2016: Ember Mug

Control the temperature of your coffee or tea with this app-connected item

By Nat Livingstone Johnson A few degrees makes a big difference in the flavor and pleasure of your morning beverage, plus nobody wants to discard a coffee but when the last few sips are cold and stale, there’s no avoiding it. With the CH Omakase Ember Mug this ceases to be an issue. The app-connected mug maintains temperature for two hours when on the go, …

Panatea Instant Matcha

Single-serving packets of "calm energy" that magically dissolve with a mere turn of the spoon

Anyone who has made their own Matcha knows the ritual of its preparation is partially about ceremony, but largely about achieving the optimal consistency. Whisking the bright green powder in to a bowl of water helps break up the clumps often found in even the highest grades of tea. One would never just mix it with a spoon as the result would be a gnarly …