Friday, April 24, 2015

Tea Event: Taste unique blends from De Pelikaan

Photo courtesy of Kikkerland
De Pelikaan is an almost 200 year old Dutch company that sells a wide selection of teas. Until now the teas were not available in the US, but NYC-based design store Kikkerland will now be selling a selection of De Pelikaan teas. If you live in the NYC area and are curious to try this beloved brand of teas from the Netherlands, be sure to mark Thursday May 7th on your calendar! The West Village Kikkerland store will carry 11 different teas from De Pelikaan, and I'm happy to share that I will be helping to brew and serve up samples of a few selected teas at the shop from 4-8pm.

Kikkerland's founder Jan Van Der Lande grew up drinking De Pelikaan teas with his grandmother. His experience reminds me of my precious memories of having endless cups of tea with my grandparents. Unique blends in the selection range from a bold, smoky 'Winery' blend, to a more nuanced 'Himalayan' blend. There are a few scented blends, as well as pure teas such as Gyokuro and China Panyong. They also carry Rooibos for those that prefer a tisane. If you are able to stop by, you can sample a few different teas. I love the bright red canisters that have kept the same logo since the 1920s. Jan told us that the text on the tin reads
“Het geheim van een opgewekt humeur” or in English, “The secret to happiness,”
Can you make it to the event? I'd love to see you there! If you are unable to make it or don't live in the NYC area, Kikkerland will soon sell all of the teas on their website.

Tea Tasting at Kikkerland:  Thursday, May 7th 4-6pm. 493 6th Ave, NY, NY.

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