Welcome to Tay Tea in Andes, NY
Weekend Store Hours:
Fri - Sun, 10am - 6pm
131 Main Street
Andes, New York 13731
Tea, Food, Fashion, Home Décor & More
Tay Home is Nini Ordoubadi’s one-of-a-kind tea shop, café, and design store. In a beautifully restored 1840’s Greek Revival building in the historic Catskill Mountain hamlet of Andes, New York, the shop is tea bar and backdrop for Nini’s inimitable interior design and stylist skills. Here, guests are transported to a warmly, inviting world where Nini makes everyone feel immediately welcome.
On the first floor, the Tay Tea Bar is tended by Nini. A long communal table runs the length of the room, and this is where, in true Persian fashion, Nini graciously serves her guests lightly delicious vegetarian fare, mouthwatering sweets made with tea, and, of course, steaming cups of her artisanal blends—all the while beguiling and befriending. Shelves line the room, graced with the signature tin canisters that bear colorful labels and the whimsical names of Nini’s tea line: Marry Me Again, Better Than Sex, Duchess’s First Love, Raj, Persian Rose, etc.
In this serenely beautiful space, the Tay lifestyle is enchantingly apparent. Guests are invited to explore the house, upstairs and down. The Silk Road Room. The White Room. Vivid, tribal color. Peaceful zen.
Nini's eclectic style is a happy marriage of dichotomous elements. She's interested in the yin and yang. "Bringing different elements together creates harmony in a room," she says. "Just like a well-balanced tea blend."
Every room brims with her tastefully curated collections of teaware, tabletop and garden supplies, home furnishings, antiques and one-of-a kind artifacts, jewelry, local artisans’ crafts, and global goods sourced from her worldwide jaunts.
The effect is a tranquil lightness of being.
You’ll want to move right in.