Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Some early closings

Just want to offer a little heads up - The Good Leaf will be closing at 8pm on Tuesday September 30th. We'll also be closing at 7pm on Monday, October 6th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Inspirational Green Teas


Yesterday, 12 year-old Liliana spent some time in the teahouse with her brother and mom. They're home-schooled and working on a tea project this year. As part of their studies, they visit The Good Leaf from time to time and sample different teas. Yesterday, while comparing Japanese and Chinese green teas, Lily was inspired to poetry:



a light scent of grass

washes through boiling water

Japanese green tea



like dreamy summers

smoking on a charcoal grill

Chinese strong green tea





I think her impressions were spot on.


Yesterday Lily was inspired by green tea, and I was impressed and inspired by Lily.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Changes on the Horizon


As many of you know, The Good Leaf runs a small teashop at Albany's artisan market, "At the Warehouse". We were the first merchants to become involved with Fred and Camille's warehouse venture, and we've enjoyed being part of the evolution of such an eclectic and creative project. Since the Lark street teahouse has been open, Joe has been running the warehouse teabar and I'm so grateful for his enthusiasm and assistance. But with the opening of the new shop, along with the online business and other projects and accounts, we're finding ourselves spread a bit thin. So I've chosen to close the warehouse location at the end of September. We'll be there for the next two weeks - hot tea, iced tea, bubble tea, loose tea, teapots and all. Hope you'll stop by and visit, and if you haven't been to the new shop at 274 Lark St, we have everything we've had at the warehouse, and much more. I'd love to see you there.