BELLOCQ x Tiffany & Co.

January 08, 2019

We are honored to be partnered with the legendary Tiffany & Co. and delighted to have the opportunity to create their signature blend, no.727 Tiffany Tea, an exquisite black tea and floral blend. This delicate tea is available exclusively through Tiffany & Co. and served at the ravishing Blue Box Care, located in their NYC flagship store at 727 Fifth Ave, just steps away from Central Park.

Not in New York? Rest assured, Tiffany & Co. is serving Bellocq Teas at all of their stores throughout the United States and Canada.


Neue Galerie Gift Guide - Bellocq

December 21, 2018

"The Neue Galerie Design Shop is committed to providing the finest design icons ranging in style from the Biedermeier to Vienna 1900 to the Bauhaus, while also presenting contemporary designers who capture this innovative spirit."
Renée Price
Director, Neue Galerie New York

Bellocq Tea Atelier for Neue Galerie
Alpine Dream Tea

An artisan, hand-crafted blend inspired by the alpine meadows of Tyrol.  Wild harvested herbs include balsam fir, sweet fern, green alder and arctic rose, as well as organic chamomile, mint, ginger and currant.  Bellocq Yellow Traveler Caddy 


Light up your Holiday!

November 30, 2015

 

Experience Bellocq's exquisite hand-blended teas & new! hand-poured tea scented candles in beautiful solid brass vessels this holiday season.

Every on-line order over $20 is now discounted 15%!  Sale continues on Bellocq.com until midnight Tuesday (December 1st, 12am EST).

Discount Code:  BellocqHoliday 

Order your gifts by December 16th and guarantee delivery in the Continental US by December 24th.  All orders over $50.US will also ship free within the Continental US!


Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2015

A hibiscus and spice-infused love potion to keep you warm this weekend!

Happy Valentine's Day to you! xx

Corazon Hot Toddy
Makes 6 servings

2 cups water
3 tablespoons Bellocq ‘ Corazon de Cien Fuegos’ loose leaf tea
2 tablespoons Fragrant Orange Sugar (Recipe Below)
7 drops Orange Bitters (optional)
Cinnamon Sticks, for garnish
Thick Strips of Orange and Lemon Peel, for garnish

1. Bring water to a boil. Add Corazon de Cien Fuegos tea. Brew 7-10 minutes. Strain. Add sugar; stir until dissolved. Garnish with Cinnamon sticks and citrus peel. (Particularly good with a splash of aged rum too!)

Fragrant Orange Sugar
Makes 1 cup

1 cup granulated sugar
The zest of 1 organic orange, zested finely on a microplane.

1. Combine sugar and orange zest in a small bowl, blending well with your hands until incorporated.

 


FREE SHIPPING to the US on Orders Over $50!

December 06, 2014

Bellocq Tea Atelier is very pleased to offer Free Shipping to the United States on Orders Over $50! Enjoy your tea!

xoxo @Bellocq

 

Shipments must be sent to an address in the United States. This offer does not cover any return shipping charges. Orders will be shipped using USPS Priority Shipping. All orders must be over $50.00 US to qualify. Separate order values can not be combined. Each order must ship to a single address in the US.


BELLOCQ ATELIER CANDLES - Early 2015!

August 17, 2014

Bellocq Candles to be Introduced this week at the NYNOW 2014 Gift Show!

Available in six beautiful scents and presented in exquisite hand crafted solid brass vessels. After three years of development we are very pleased to share these gorgeous pieces with our cherished clients. Shipping February 2015! 

Visit Bellocq Tea Atelier at the 2014 NYNow Gift Show! You will find us in Booth #3846 within the "Accent On Design" section!

We will be sharing a full selection on teas and accessories for our wholesale clients! Love to see you!

xoxo Bellocq 

 

BELLOCQ CANDLE SCENTS

 No.12, Le Hammeau

(Lemongrass, Sweet Orange, Chamomile & May Rose) 

No.29, White Nixon

(White Peony Tea, Grapefruit Peel, & Lavender)

No.38, Majorelle Mint

(Freshly Torn Mint, Gunpowder Green Tea & Moroccan Cedar)

No.45, The White Wolf 

(Vintage Saddle Leather,  Dried Hay,  Snow & Cedar)

No.47, The Queen’s Guard 

(English Heirloom Roses,  Lavender,  Rose Geranium & Ceylon Tea)

No.54, Gypsy caravan 

(Saddle Leather,  Campfire,  Black Tea & Wild Flower Honey)

 

Wholesale Client Inquiries: Please Email - Inquiries@Bellocq.com

xoxo


Bellocq Fruit Tart with Chamomile Cream

July 23, 2014

Bellocq is pleased to share this delightful fruit tart with chamomile cream! This will be a wonderful dessert for your next gathering! Have a wonderful event!

The chamomile cream also makes a delicious filling for cream puffs (pate a choux) or shortcakes!

Serves 6 / Makes one 9 1/2-inch tart or six 4-inch tartlets.

For the Dough:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

5 tablespoons sugar

pinch of salt

2 sticks  cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten

4 tablespoons iced water, or as needed

 

For the Chamomile Cream:

1 cup (236 ml) whole milk

2 tablespoons fresh or dried chamomile blossoms

3 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

pinch of salt

2 large egg yolks

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup cold heavy cream

 

To Finish the Tart:

2-3 cups assorted seasonal berries such as strands of red and white currant berries, apricots, red and golden raspberries, blackberries, blueberries 

fresh chamomile blossoms, for garnish

Prepare the Dough: Mix together flour, sugar and salt in a food processor.  Add butter and pulse a few times to combine.  With motor running, add egg yolk and ice water until combined.  Gather dough into a ball, knead once or twice, and wrap with plastic wrap. Flatten into a circle; refrigerate 1 hour.

Prepare the Chamomile Cream:  In a small pan, heat milk to a low simmer.  Remove from heat, add chamomile blossoms, cover and set aside, 30 minutes.  Strain milk into a clean saucepan; discard chamomile.  Whisk in sugar, flour, salt, egg yolks and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes.  Whisk in vanilla.  Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate with plastic wrap directly on surface until cold, about an hour. 

Whip heavy cream to form stiff peaks and gently fold in cooled chamomile cream.

Finish the Tart: Preheat oven to 375ºF.  Roll dough on a lightly floured surface 1/4-inch thick.  Transfer to a 9-inch round tart pan with a removable bottom.  Trim dough and refrigerate until cold, about 20 minutes.  Blind bake the tart: prick dough all over with a fork, line with parchment paper, and fill with baking weights or dried beans.  Bake 15 minutes.  Remove parchment and baking weights and continue baking until tart shell is golden, about 18-20 minutes more.  Set aside until cool.  Fill cooled tart shell with Chamomile Cream; arrange fruit on top. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until ready to serve.  Garnish with chamomile blossoms.


Iced Tea Guide: Hot vs. Cold Brewing!

July 03, 2014
The benefits of COLD vs. HOT brewing vary greatly by tea. Here is the BELLOCQ guide to help you match your favorite teas with the best iced tea technique. Enjoy!
  

BELLOCQ TECHNIQUE for COLD BREWING ICED TEA:
The process of cold brewing slowly and gently extracts the distinct flavors (sweet carbohydrates and umami animo acids) of the tea and botanicals resulting in a smooth brew that has greater floral, fruit and herbaceous notes without the pronounced astringent (polyphenols) or bitter (caffeine) qualities of hot-brewed tea.

COLD BREWING: (1 Gallon) Note: All tea is best when prepared with filtered or spring water.
1. In a large container combine 1 gallon filtered or spring water with 1/2 cup loose tea leaves (unless noted).
2. Cover and let sit 4-5 hours.
3. Strain (or remove filter brewing bag), cover and refrigerate until cold. Serve within 10 hours.


OUR FAVORITE ORGANIC TEAS for COLD BREWING:

BLACK TEA BLENDS:
No.01 BELLOCQ BREAKFAST~ Makes an excellent iced breakfast tea. Full bodied and smooth with malty notes that finish with a lingering sweetness reminiscent of wild flower honey. Tasting Notes: Classic/Full-bodied/Smooth
No.35 THE EARL GREY ~ The classic. Notes of sharp Sicilian bergamot perfume organic full- leaf Ceylon tea. Also excellent to flavor simple syrups for use in cocktails (see: The Earl) Serve with slices of fresh orange or with a squeeze of lime. Lovely with a lavender simple syrup. Or a rangpur lime syrup. Tasting Notes: Citrus/Wild-Flower Honey/Full bodied
No.47 THE QUEEN’S GUARD~ An unexpected alternative for the Earl Grey lover. Redolent with notes of rose, lavender, and rose geranium. Makes for a full-bodied, assertive iced tea. Also excellent in simple syrups and flavored sugars. Pairs beautifully with the peppery notes of radishes. Tasting Notes: Floral/Herbaceous/Full bodied
No. 54 GYPSY CARAVAN~ Robust blend of Chinese and Indian black teas with a smokey, earthy nuance and subtle floral notes. Lends an interesting, smokey note to a Bloody Mary. Tasting Notes: Smoke/Honey/Full bodied
No.40 CHARLESTON ~ An herbaceous black tea blend with notes of linden, rose geranium, chamomile and lavender. Makes for a unique and sophisticated iced tea. Tasting Notes: Herbaceous/Floral/Full-bodied
GREEN TEAS:
No.20 KIKUYA ~ An elegant blend of smooth Japanese Sencha and deep notes of rose. One of our favorite iced selections. Also excellent to flavor ice cream or pastry cream.
Tasting Notes: Herbaceous/Floral/Smooth
Brewing Note: Adjust ratio to 1/3 cup loose tea per 1 Gallon filtered or spring water. Cold brew 3 hours.
No.52 ETOILE de l’INDE~Tropical green blend with notes of passionfruit and jasmine. Also excellent to use for flavoring simple syrups and sugars. Garnish with fresh fruit or passion flowers. Tasting Notes: Tropical/Floral/Fruit
No.33 SENCHA ~ Smooth and buttery with bright herbaceous, oceanic notes. Delicious with freshly muddled shiso. Tasting Notes: Herbaceous/Oceanic/Smooth. Brewing Note: Adjust ratio to 1/3 cup loose tea per 1 Gallon filtered or spring water. Cold brew 3-4 hours.
WHITE TEAS:
No.10 JASMINE SILVER NEEDLES ~ An evocative white tea scented with lush jasmine flowers. Iced, this tea has a prominent profile of tropical fruit and delicate notes of banana. Perfect for the hot and humid days of summer. Excellent to flavor sugars or simple syrups for cocktails, lemonades and desserts. Tasting Notes: Floral/Tropical/Delicate
No.29 WHITE NIXON ~ One of our best-selling iced teas. Full-bodied white peony with notes of lavender and fresh grapefruit. Makes an excellent base for summer cocktails (see: The White Nixon). Garnish with thin slices of grapefruit and sprigs of fresh lavender. Tasting Notes: Citrus/Leather & Hay /Floral.
No.09 THE WHITE DUKE ~ Lovely and delicate white silver needle tea scented with vibrant Sicilian bergamot. The Duke is excellent with a squeeze of lime and also makes a delightful simple syrup that can be used in various cocktail recipes (see: The White Duke Gimlet), to sweeten lemonade, and flavor icings. Tasting Notes: Citrus/Light-Bodied/Hay & Leather.
OOLONGS: 
No.63 HIGH MOUNTAIN OOLONG ~ Refreshing and delicate like cool mountain water. A lightly-oxidized oolong with notes of wild-flower honey and gardenia. Refreshing. Tasting Notes: Floral/Honey/Delicate
Brewing Note: Adjust ratio to 1/3 cup loose tea per 1 Gallon filtered or spring water.
No.82 THE PHOENIX ~ A roasted oolong with lush stone fruit notes of nectarine and peach. Fragrant and toasty, this tea makes an excellent base for Thai Iced Tea. Tasting Notes: Stone Fruit/Honey/Medium Bodied.
PU-ERHS:
No.16 GOLDEN PU-ERH ~ Earthy, smooth and rich, iced Pu-erh tea is an evocative and less traditional option. Tasting Notes: Freshly-Tilled Earth/Barnyard/Full bodied
HERBALS:
No.53 CHAMOMILE ~ The hands-down sleeper hit of the iced tea cannon. Chamomile is a revelation when cold brewed. Garnish with springs of pineapple mint and fresh chamomile blossoms. Tasting Notes: Dried Pineapple/Floral/Quenching
 

BELLOCQ TECHNIQUE for HOT BREWING ICED TEA:
We prefer the traditional hot-brew / chill method for certain teas, especially blends with firm spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamon and star anise which require heat to release their essential oils.

HOT BREWING: (1 Gallon)
1. Bring 1 gallon of filtered or spring water to a boil; remove from heat.
2. Immediately add 1/2 cup loose tea leaves (unless otherwise noted). Cover and let sit 6-7 minutes.
3. Strain (or remove tea filter bag).
4. Allow tea to cool to room temperature, about an hour, before transferring to refrigerator (this will prevent the tea from becoming cloudy). Serve within 10 Hours.

Note: All tea is best when prepared with filtered or spring water.
 
OUR FAVORITE TEAS for HOT BREWING ICED TEA: 
BLACK TEAS: 
No.18 AFGHANI CHAI ~ An evocative blend of organic Assam black tea with organic poppy flowers, cardamom, star anise, ginger, clove and black pepper. Tip: For an additional boost of spice, add a handful of freshly chopped ginger to the water while preparing the tea. Leave chopped ginger in tea while cooling to room temperature; strain before chilling. Also delicious sweetened with a ginger simple syrup. Tasting Notes: Spice/ Full-bodied /Bracing. 
GREEN TEAS: 
No. 38 MAJORELLE MINT ~ Classic Moroccan mint blend of gunpowder green tea, mint with a sweet orange twist. (See: Mint & Elderflower Spritz) For a twist: muddle fresh ginger and sprigs of mint in glass, add slightly sweetened tea, and garnish with generous sprigs of mint. Tasting Notes: Herbaceous/Citrus/Mellow Tip: Allow water to cool to 185 degrees F before brewing tea. 
HERBALS: 
No.12 LE HAMMEAU~ A light-hearted herbal blend of lemongrass and meadow flowers. Elegant and refreshing with notes of lavender, rose, verbena, mint and chamomile with a hint of sweet orange. Lovely sweetened with a apricot-chamomile simple syrup. Garnish with fresh verbena and chamomile blossoms. (See: La Piscine Bellocq) Tasting Notes: Herbaceous/Floral/Citrus 
No.31 SIAM BASIL LEMONGRASS ~ An interesting herbal blend of lemongrass, basil, ginger and mandarin. Makes a wonderful simple syrup too (See: Siam Basil Caipirinha ) Garnish with stalks of fresh lemongrass, an orange twist and generous sprigs of basil. Tasting Notes: Herbaceous/Citrus/Ginger 
No.39 HINDU HOLIDAY~ A gorgeous caffeine-free chai of rooibos, spice with rose and jasmine blossoms. Really lovely iced; a staff favorite. Delicious as is, or try with a honey simple syrup and a splash of milk. Tasting Notes: Spice / Stone Fruit / Floral 
No.30 ASHRAM AFTERNOON ~ An herbaceous blend of Krishna tulsi (holy basil), mint, verbena, rose, cardamon, star anise and citrus. Relaxing and refreshing. Quite good with a star anise simple syrup. Tasting Notes: Herbaceous / Spice / Citrus. 
No.100 CORAZON DE CIEN FUEGOS~ A fragrant herbal blend of scarlet hibiscus blossom, lemongrass, lush rose petals and lavender with the spiced, fragrant wood of cinnamon. Sweeten to taste and serve over ice with a handful of lightly crushed raspberries and fresh sprigs of mint. Also makes an excellent sangria (see: Sangria Corazon de Cien Fuegos). Tasting Notes: Tart Fruit/Herbaceous/ Lingering Spice.

Parcel by Post: The Ballad of Cup and Saucer (Love this Video!)

November 20, 2013

We hope you will take a moment to enjoy this short stop motion animation about a surprise parcel by post and its contents as they engage in an inspiring and magical afternoon of tea and hijinks!  xoxo @Bellocq

Animation by Burcu Avsar & Helen Quinn
DIT & Editing by Travis Drennen
Music by Clara Kennedy
Produced by Bellocq Tea Atelier: Heidi Johannsen Stewart & Michael Shannon
Tea party at Bellocq Tea Atelier: www.Bellocq.com

 

 

 


HARRODS of London Welcomes Bellocq Tea Atelier

November 06, 2013

Three years ago we departed from our first and greatly beloved tea atelier in London. At the time our hearts were filled with a mixture of excitement and uneasiness. We were uneasy about leaving Bellocq's first home, our many friends and clients. We were also excited to build our future home and headquarters in Brooklyn. As we departed we made ourselves and our wonderful clients a promise. We promised to find a extraordinary new home for Bellocq's teas in Great Britain.

 On that note: we are absolutely delighted to have found a perfect new home for Bellocq in London! Thank you Harrods! We couldn't dream of a finer location!

Bellocq teas are now available in Harrods legendary Tea & Coffee Hall!

We highly suggest you pay Harrods a visit. The experience is exquisite!

Enjoy!   xoxo Bellocq


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