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Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris
by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away from the restaurant, which is located...
DESIGN
Sorapot 2 Teapot by Joey Roth
Though it's been discontinued for two years and nearly a decade since its introduction, industrial designer Joey Roth's first product, the Sorapot teapot, continues to enchant with a wonderfully organic shape and visually stimulating design. And...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: London Coffee Shops
by Anya Lawrence For a city that rarely sleeps, it's no wonder that London's coffee shop scene is booming. Gone with the dominance of generic international chains, the emphasis is no longer just on the convenience of grabbing a freshly brewed cup...
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Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid
With a conventional coffee cup lid, even the slightest jolt can send scalding liquid out of the porthole, only to be caught by the dish-like design, awaiting a second opportunity to splash onto you. Further, the lid traps all aromas inside, rendering...
TRAVEL
Baoputang Teahouse, Beijing
It is common knowledge that China is a land of tea. It's deeply rooted in Chinese culture and it's clearly an important part of the country's heritage, but when it comes to tea tasting, the story is slightly different. Nowadays, many people drink...
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Makaibari Tea Estate
by Kelly Phillips Badal At Makaibari Tea Estate in West Bengal, India, the fourth generational owner Swaraj "Rajah" Banerjee instructs, "Sip, swish, inhale sharply, then spit," proving tea tastings are undertaken with the same solemnity and ceremony...
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LithaFlora Tea
Selling out their stock of herbal teas and cleansing bars shortly after launching a few weeks back at Design Indaba 2014, Cape Town-based LithaFlora is a new company using medicinal African herbs, sustainably sourced from four small farm holders...
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Ippodo
Just a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station lies the serene Ippodo, hidden inside the ground level of Michelin-starred restaurant Kajitsu, which specializes in all-vegetarian Japanese Shojin cuisine. Not to be confused with...
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Joseph Wesley Black Tea
The Motor City is producing much more than cars these days, with brands like Shinola leading the way, Detroit's future is looking bright. On a recent trip there, CH came across an unlikely local product, Joseph Wesley Black Tea. While studying in...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: The Insomniac
Garbage trucks, construction noise, emergency emails from the boss, unbearably sweltering summers and freezing winters, constant traveling for work—even if you don't suffer from chronic insomnia, getting a good, restful night of sleep these days feels...
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Normann Copenhagen Tea
Best known for their smart, minimal home furnishings, Denmark's Normann Copenhagen recently took a step into the drinkable design category with the introduction of a line of 12 teas. Contained in colorful, reusable tins with graphics by designer...
CULTURE
A Box From Tehran
Elin Aram drew much attention with her new hand-selected souvenir series, A Box From. Its debut offering shed light on Seoul, South Korea, and told a story of the city by means of uniquely personal gifts. The "beta" box sold out almost as quickly...
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Kilogram Tea
Beans from Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea are so adored that the latter often plays second fiddle and is overlooked despite the tea's excellent quality. In an effort to showcase and increase awareness of their diverse tea offerings, this...
CULTURE
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
From 10-year-old Katherine Dewar's winning design for the national emblem to Sir Paul Smith's tribute crown for Harrod's, creative displays of respect for Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne have reached a fever pitch both in the UK and abroad...
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Tranquil Tuesdays
In a cozy showroom nestled in the alleys of old Beijing, we met Charlene Wang of Tranquil Tuesdays upon her return from the spring harvest of white peony tea in Fujian province. Wang has combined her passion for tea and her background as a US State...
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Chai Now
Generally skeptical of the western appropriation of Indian traditions, we do find the occasional diamond in the rough. The self-billed "chai snobs" at Tipu's recently introduced Chai Now, a fully loaded chai latte that stacks up nicely to their already...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Dublin
On our recent visit to Dublin we encountered a hospitable community recovering from the economic downturn with a resurgence of fashion, food and boutique hotels. Here, we share seven of the most memorable stops we made along the way. Indigo & Cloth...
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Chai Time
No matter what the weather, chai remains a perennial favorite for its mix of sharp spices and pleasant sweetness, balanced out by a milky base. Coming away from the 2012 Fancy Food Show, we found four small businesses who are channeling the classic...
DESIGN
Discover Gifts Worth Giving: Co-Workers
At the end of the day, these are the people we spend most of our time with—show them the proper appreciation for the countless Internet videos they share throughout the year. Jeeves & Jericho Based in Oxford, contemporary tea company Jeeves...
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Biscottea
Biscottea was founded in 2007 by Laurance Milner to cater to "real" tea enthusiasts who prefer traditional shortbread biscuits over Italian biscotti. The Seattle-based company's tasty organic cookies are made with real tea, in a range of flavors...
DESIGN
O Tea
Behind gregorysung's understated O Tea design lies more than a year of research and development to produce a supremely functional tea service that combines cool-to-the-touch surfaces with a drip-less pot and cups sized with the hand in mind. Aside...
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Mariage Frères Thé Vert Nouveau
Over 157 years experience, more than 500 varieties of tea sourced from 30 countries and Mariage Frères continues to add to its already-impressive offerings. Their Thé Vert Nouveau (new green tea) collection features four varieties of Japanese...
DESIGN
To Dry For
by Miranda Ward Stocking designer tea towels like Australia's Third Drawer Down and Unity Peg labels, the couple behind the U.K. purveyor To Dry For bring a little bit of art to everyday objects. Noticing a number of designers creating bright...
DESIGN
Karmi Tea Canister
Deceptively simple looking, a single Karmi tea canister can take artisans over a year to complete. Manufacturer Syosen, based in Yamanaka (a region known as much for its traditional lacquerware, as for its natural thermal baths), crafts their products...
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