This month, Laughing Man had the chance to help host brunch with our Nakama at Bohemian in NYC. (We learned that Nakama in Japanese refers to people who share similar vibes!)
Laughing Man is no stranger to customers who feel like friends and family. Our daily customers greet us with warm smiles and we are ready with their drinks, exactly as they like it. But our friends at Bohemian take the community feeling to another level!
Our French Lemon Ginger is an earthy rooibos, amiably rounded with the zesty bite of lemon and ginger. The rich depth of our house Black Breakfast tea was the perfect garnish to our garden appetizers.
Making the iced tea is easy in our Mist Iced Tea jugs.
1. Prepare 1 gram of tea for every ounce of water.
If you don’t have access to a scale, we recommend 1/2 teaspoon of French Lemon Ginger for every 4 oz of water and 1 1/4 teaspoons of Black Breakfast Blend of every 4 oz of water.
2. Fill the tea pitcher half way and completely submerge the tea leaves.
3. Brew the French Lemon Ginger tea for two minutes and the Black Breakfast Blend for four minutes.
4. Fill the other half of the pitcher with cold water.
5. Pour over a cup with ice and enjoy!
For the guests who instead wanted to start off the meal with a cocktail or two or three, bartending guru Karen prepared the super addictive mango mimosas made with Laughing Man Black Mango Swirl tea syrup!
Karen joined us over mimosas and French Lemon Ginger iced tea.
While serving the dessert, we had a chance to meet each of the guests and make Laughing Man Mocha Java Reserve coffee with our Chemex pots. This round of Chemex coffee let us taste some of the best and most discursive flavors we’ve found in the Mocha Java. Think of cherries, dark chocolate, spice, earth, and rustic flavors with a lingering malty finish.
To top off the dessert and coffee, Karen treated us to another interpretation of our Mocha Java that she finished off with freshly grated coffee beans!
Bohemian is a gem and has a hidden location in NoHo. The restaurant is one of New York City’s more difficult reservations and relies heavily on customer connections. It bears no signs and is accessible only after buzzing yourself in after the short walk through a dark corridor.
Thanks Bohemian — we will be back!