The beautiful packaging and branding alone was enough to get me to Bellocq, so when I tried the unique and evocative tea, I knew it would be the next destination to add to my updated Stylist Guide to New York (online soon).
It is located in an industrial area and the front of the building is very unassuming, so upon entering, you are greeted with a beautiful and unexpected world. Walk through the shop to the tea salon out the back. It is filled with soft light, and has a real energy about it, with its plush pink velvet banquettes, wide floorboards and almond branches. The beautiful floral arrangements and hanging plants are a world unto themselves!
There was a tea testing on when we arrived, so we were lucky to try many of the beautiful teas. One of my favourites, ‘White Wolf’ is described as “Prominent notes of cedar, black current and mint evoke expansive Western frontiers, hay and saddle, leather and snow for a truly exceptional white tea blend”.
We left with Gypsy Caravan, The White Wolf and Majorelle Mint. A must if you’re visiting New York.