Events & Tastings
Over the years, Tay Tea hosted many incredible tastings, readings, workshops, art openings and musical events at our stores, as well as tastings and pop up shops at some of the finest establishments in New York City, The Hudson Valley, and The Catskills.
TAY TEA POP-UP at the THE ALCHEMIST'S KITCHEN
Saturday March 18th, 1-4 pm
21 East 1st Street
We'll be celebrating Spring with serving several of our detox green teas & fab tea mocktails too!
TAY TEA POP-UP at the ALCHEMIST KITCHEN
February 19th, 2017
A fantastic Tay Tea tasting and demonstration with Nini O at The Alchemist Kitchen in New York City.
Sunday December 4th, 2016
A fabulous skincare workshop taught by Taylor Foster and Lauren Raba, who discussed herbs, essential oils and plant based skin care. Hand blended teas and baked goods were served and guests took home a salt scrub and white pine oil.
TEA TASTING & DEMONSTRATION at Starliner Cafe & Market in Brooklyn, NY
Friday April 29, 2016
Nini Ordoubadi, Founder of Tay Tea and tea blender extraordinaire, shared her secrets for making a perfect cup of tea at Star Liner Cafe in Brooklyn. Read more
VALENTINE'S DAY TEA TASTING, at Nectar in Rhinebeck NY
Saturday February 14, 2016
Tay Tea master blender Nini O. hosted a Valentine's event in Rhinebeck - read more.
HEARTLANDS, Photographs by Lisa Candela
Opening: Saturday September 5, 6-8 pm
Lisa Candela's current traveling exhibition HEARTLANDS is a body of work that would not be, if it were not for love. Lisa left the Catskills to photograph the wedding of her dear friends on the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary of western South Dakota, a wedding ceremony that would later earn the honorific title “The Cosmic healing Ceremony of Love”. It was there that Lisa not only experienced a deep and profound connection with the Sacred Lakota lands but also fell in love herself, which led to her moving to South Dakota in the fall of 2013.Journeying back to where her and her love met, the two visited the Black Hills frequently compiling what would eventually become the Heartlands collection. A body of work that captivates the viewer by transporting us back in time prior to the European colonization of North America.The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is an 11,000-acre wild mustang preserve, the home to nearly 800 wild mustangs. Also seated on the sanctuary is sacred Lakota ceremonial grounds where their Sundance Ceremony is performed every summer. “I believe the land remembers the truth and Justice is now left to karma and the cycle of life.” This collection marks a notable evolution in Lisa’s photographic style, capturing the healing medicines of various native animals in their original habitat, the birthplace of Lakota history- Wind Cave. A portion of all proceeds from the sales of the Heartlands collection will be given back to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, a privately owned non-profit organization.
A Night of Mountain Music with Two Dark Birds & Scott Hill
Saturday July 11th
A beautiful summer evening of food, beverage, and music in the Art Barn with Two Dark Birds. Singer-songwriter Scott Hill opened and Alex Wilson, the founder of Wayside Cider, offered his delicious small-batch mountain hard ciders.
Tea & Chat with Jeanette Bronée, author of Eat to Feel Full
Saturday June 13
Jeanette Bronée, Self-Nourishment Counselor and Author of Eat To Feel Full discussed ways to nourish yourself for good so you can leave dieting behind and live a life you love. For more information, visit: Pathforlife.com
Tea & Chat with Laura Silverman, author of The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook
Sunday May 24
Laura Silverman is the author of the blog Glutton for Life and the New York Times best-selling Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook. She signed copies of her book, talked about summer entertaining and served refreshing tea-based drinks.
"10 Years of Tay" Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Party Saturday
May 23, 2015
The summer kick-off party was a great success!
7.04.14 Vacant Barn Hearts by A.J. Mason
Artist A.J. Mason showcased a collection of original design pieces and mixed-media photo works as part of a vacant barn installation. A.J.'s work incorporates natural and "discarded items" including barn artifacts, tree branches, bone, ink, vintage mechanical drawings, and photography.
9.27.14 Steel & Water by Steve Burnett
Outsider Artist/Farmer and observer of the human comedy Steve Burnett presented new works in steel and water in Tay's Art Barn. It's been said by the experts that Burnett's work "serve as instructions from another world.”
12.20.14 Fosterbuilt Pop-Up Coffee Bar
Featuring Bovina's own Java Maestro Mark Foster.
12.27.14 Samba Night
New York Brazilian singer and actress, Mariana Barcellos, and guitarist, Irineu Barsė, will performed an intimate repertoire of famous Brazilian music -- the Bossa Nova, Samba, and Choro -- for a rapt holiday crowd.