A tea tasting (accompanied by sweet and savory nibbles) at Masak. Loved spending the afternoon at this tiny East Village restaurant while the city quickly emptied out for Easter weekend. Holidays are the best time to stay in NYC: reservations available at any restaurant, quiet streets, no lines for gelato, and time to reflect. Five teas meant to pair with five different dishes, enjoy.
And my favorite dish of the afternoon, coconut rice pudding finished with wolfberries and toasted coconut tossed with black sesame seeds. The bottom of the bowl was lined in guava paste, an all around excellent dessert, and one that I wish was on the regular dinner menu. Paired with Dragon Lily, a white tea with honeysuckle notes.
Dates and salted almond milk chocolate with Camellia Blossoms. This tea is non-caffeinated since it uses the blossoms of the tea plant, and caffeine is only found in the leaves. Brews up earthy and deep. This is one I’d love to drink all night long…
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