The Herbery (Old Saybrook, CT): Herbs & Harney Teas
Continuing down Route 154 today, I finally got to The Herbery (read about it on a tea thread here) in Old Saybrook. What a delightful place--100+ Harney teas, tea accessories, cookbooks, fresh herbs and many other goodies. Picked up a delicious Tropical Green tea that tastes like pineapple. VERY nice!
They carry lime thyme (I never knew it existed) and lemon basil among other herbs. The flavored basil will be ready for pickup next week.
"Link to a place" isn't finding this location, so here 'tis:
1001 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, Ct 06475
I hafta laugh--I've been shopping at The Herbery for four years now and never realized there's a zen-like patio with comfy chairs where you can sit and enjoy your sample of tea.
Among Susan's new blends--orange smoothie (three types of orange tea with a vanilla white tea). And coming soon, a caramel-ly pu-erh I can't wait to try. My daily morning cuppa is the green pu-erh "cake" (beeng cha) in the green box.
Susan has another new green tea blend I tried that was slightly floral (bit of jasmine), I forget the name, but it's in one of the green cans and very nice if you want to give it a try. It tastes extra nice drifting in one of the patio swings. :)
Update for tea lovers! Susan at The Herbery has created some of her own delicious blends. If you like Harney's, you will love these. My two current favorites:
- coconut macaroon (chocolate-coconut black & green tea)
- green ambrosia (I can't remember everything in it, but it's similar to Harney's tropical green, with orange and other flavors, too)
Same as if you buy other teas at The Herbery, you can bring back your tea canister to be refilled for $1.75 (?) less. Maybe $1.50? It's the cost of the can, whatever it is.
As a huge fan of Harney's chocolate teas, I must say, the chocolate coconut combo outshines any of the other chocolate varieties (on my second can already).