“Fine arts require fine drinks, and The Met now has a tea house worthy of sharing its historic halls” from @metronewyork
Tea Drunk, a traditional Chinese tea shop in East Village, New York is now open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is located on on the second-floor balcony overlooking the Museum’s majestic Great Hall surrounded by beautiful ancient arts and ceramics. With the new exhibition, Age of Empires, this pop-up store will be opened for 3 months until June. Tea Drunk at The Met is offering 5 selective teas ; Gua Pian (green tea), Bai Mu Dan (white tea), Shi Xian (Cliff Tea, Wu Long), Dian Hong (Red Tea), and Pa Sha (raw Pu-Er).
Gua Pian 六安瓜片
Qi Mountain, Lu An
Toasted and savory with a thick sugary aroma
it is me, Joo!
photo by @oyuxi
photo by @dapne__lin
As someone who appreciates both fine arts and fine teas, I was lucky to be involved in this beautiful project with Tea Drunk and the Met. There are 2 different services. One is bar service where you get one single cup ($9) and the other is table service where you will be served by traditional Gong Fu service ($20 ~ $45). The tea sommelier brings tea and the brewing kit to the table and brews tea multiple times (usually 3~4 fairness pitchers to share). We educate customers with the tea that we are serving while we brew the tea. (e.g,. the origin of tea, the brewing method, history of tea etc.) It was such an exquisite experience to meet people all around the world and share my humble knowledge and passion about tea.
- Address: on the 2nd floor Great Hall balcony, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
- Hours : Sun – Thur 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fri – Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm