Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tea Book Giveaway! Win "Tea in the City: New York": It's easy and fun!

Barb’s TEA Shop is giving away one "Tea in the City: New York" book (authored by  Elizabeth Knight and photographs by Bruce Richardson) to one of our lucky followers. All you need to do is send us your name and tell us what your favorite tea is.

We’ll conduct a random drawing in one week and announce the winner September 7th!!

You can email us at

In 2007, I had the great opportunity to have a one-one-one tea tour of New York City with Elizabeth Knight. The former tea sommelier for the St. Regis Hotel and author of several tea books, Elizabeth Knight also hosts a number of tea tours. They are offered in scheduled times for groups, but she also will work with individual requests. Since I was going at a specific time with my brother and sister-in-law to see my niece’s high school choir group sing at Carnegie Hall (another highlight!), I contacted Elizabeth to see if she would be available so I could take advantage of the time I would be in the Big Apple.

Lucky for me, Elizabeth could work with my schedule and, once I arrived, she met me at my hotel lobby and we started our walking tea tour of the city in “smart casual attire” and “comfortable shoes”. It was a wonderful trip from the exclusive fine china retailer on Park Avenue to an unpretentious, wood-floored tea room in Greenwich Village.

This month, I caught up with Elizabeth and interviewed her for The Detroit Tea Examiner. Although, Elizabeth has put her tours on hold due to a move closer to the City, she will be at the World Tea Expo East this fall. I’m hoping once she posts her new schedule, my daughter and I can sign up and take another exciting tea tour of New York.

Good luck everyone!!

1 comment:

Micupoftea~ said...

What a fun day and nice opportunity to spend some time with Ms. Knight~
Love the hats :)