Great Tea in Millerton, NY

Milerton NY

Milerton NY

This was my first peek at Millerton, NY, a tiny perfectly preserved village in upstate New York on the Connecticut border. I was there to visit Harney and Sons Tea Company. I had been ordering online from them and loved their tea blends, but was yearning for a road trip and decided to go meet my tea supplier in person.

I parked and quickly found Harney and Sons……..

Harney's Tea Company

The first thing you see when you walk inside is the elegant display of tins of tea on a far wall….

Harney and Sons Tea

 

The staff are very knowledgeable and happy to bring down tins for you to look at and smell. Everyone is offered one complimentary cup of tea.

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So I made my selections and wandered into the gift shop. Great gift shop. So many fun tea cups and tea related gifts that were unusual and delightful.

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They also have a small cafe in the back, where you can try more tea and have a small meal.

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The whole experience at Harney and Sons was low-key, delightful, exploratory, and one that I’ll want to repeat.

The only problem was the cafe was closing down and I was very hungry. So I sauntered back out onto the street and looked up the hill. To the right I spied a pizza sign and made my way there. My instincts were impeccable. I went inside and found a seat at Taro’s. It was like walking into a movie, into a small neighborhood restaurant from the 1970′s where everyone knows everyone else’s name. I loved it immediately. Then, when the pizza came I swooned. Literally. It was spectacular, moist, and flavorful with a thin crisp crust. See?

Taro's Pizzeria

Hoping for the best, I ordered dessert. Wow. One of the best cakes I have ever had arrived. Vanilla cake with a lemon cream filling. How could anything that simple be so good????

Harney & Sons Fine Teas     Harney.com

Taro’s New York Style Pizzeria, 18 Main Street, Millerton, NY