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Saturday, February 5, 2011

City of Good Tastes: Trenton Teas

What better way to spend a snowy Saturday afternoon than enjoying a cup of tea and discovering a new shop in the city. Tea is enjoying a bit of a boom in the US and I've recently made its reacquaintance. So I was delighted to learn that Utica now has its own tea room and store. Trenton Teas was opened in November by Brian and Karen Karwowski at 247 Elizabeth Street in Utica, next to Alee's Restaurant. They offer an extensive collection of varietal, flavored, and herbal teas and tea supplies at reasonable prices. You can get tea to go or enjoy a cup there. They hold monthly tea tasting events and will even host an Afternoon Tea for your group by reservation. This month they will also host a special Valentine Sweetheart Tea at Alee's on Sunday, 2/13. 

Trenton Teas is the kind of enterprise Utica and the area need, and need to support. Congratulations and best of luck to the Karwowski's. By the way, try the Samovar tea - it has a mellow, smoky taste that is perfect when you need a break from your busy day.

The tea room was a terrific idea. What other niche businesses would you like to see open in the area? What do you think might be needed, successful, or just plain fun? Comments welcome below!

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