Exquisite Gifts -- Tea & Soap Gift Boxes, Japanese Tea Pots & more!

Tea and Tea-infused Soaps

Tay Tea offers a carefully curated selection of gifts for the tea lover in your life. Shop online, or swing by Tay Tea in Andes NY, where we are hosting a Holiday Pop-Up Market in collaboration with Woodstock General Supply. So many cool gifts -- explore, eat, drink & shop! We're open Friday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Tea & Soap Gift Boxes
Each fragrant box includes a Classic Tin of your choice of one of our loose-leaf tea blends, plus a corresponding tea-infused soap, all made locally with organic ingredients. Shop.

Japanese Cast Iron Teapots
Brew your tea in a work of art! These teapots are strong, functional and absolutely gorgeous. Choose from 3 different designs, plus a warmer. Shop.  Read more

Andes Roundtable at The Hunting Tavern

December 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Will Soter, Co-founder and Lead Guide of Upstate Adventures Guides, LLC  will be discussing the disparity between spending to promote our natural resources as a tourist destination and the funding to protect the same natural resources. Will is a NYS DEC licensed guide, Assistant Program Coordinator for the Catskill Conservation Corps, Catskills Assistant Program Coordinator for the NY/NJ Trail Conference.  Read more

This weekend: Holiday shopping, festivals and St. Nick across the Catskills

Above: A decorated storefront in Narrowsburg in 2013. Photo by John of Catskills Photography, shared in the Watershed Post Flickr pool. 

Now that it's the first week of December, holiday events are legion across the Catskills. There are craft markets and festivals, concerts and carolers, and Santa is popping up in Roxbury, Bethel and Schoharie. Here's what to do this weekend. 


SUNY Delhi will host a Holiday Bazaar at the Farrell Center on Friday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.   Read more

Catskills patients and doctors left in lurch by Health Republic shutdown

Patients and doctors across the Catskills have been scrambling to deal with the abrupt closure of Health Republic, a troubled health insurance company that is closing for business today, Monday, Nov. 30.

The shuttered company is no longer paying its claims, leaving doctors unsure whether they will ever be paid for seeing Health Republic patients. Some doctors have turned patients away, or are bargaining directly with patients over their medical fees. 

In September, New York State regulators ordered Health Republic, the largest of many health insurance cooperatives to be established across the country as part of the Affordable Care Act, to close at the end of 2015.  Read more

Andes Roundtable at the Hunting Tavern

December 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Dr. Candace Vancko, President of SUNY Delhi, will give a talk on “Positioning SUNY Delhi for the Future.” The presentation will focus on state and national trends and how they impact SUNY Delhi going forward. A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Dr.  Read more

Holiday Weekend Shopping at Tay Tea

Tay Tea soaps and L'ouvriere beeswax candles.

Friday, November 27 is "Black Tea Friday" at Tay Tea. Save 15% on all black teas, online only. Just use this discount code at checkout: BLACKTEAFRIDAY.

Saturday November 28 is "Small Business Saturday" in Andes NY. This season, don't buy your gifts from the big box corporations, keep it local! Check out the amazing events in Andes and stop buy for a free tea. We'll be having a tasting from 5 - 8 pm.

In fact, you can swing by Tay Tea all weekend for your holiday shopping needs. We offer the finest artisanal hand-blended teas, local and global teaware, and locally produced artisan gifts & jewelry. We have beautiful pies and warm cups of the finest tea in the Catskills!

Shop and linger. . .

Locally made soaps and Better Than Sex Tea. 

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Thanksgiving in the Catskills

Photo by icoNYca, via Flickr. 

As the fourth Thursday in November rolls around, we gather in a spirit of gratitude for our mountain peaks and sparkling creeks, our deer and raptors and black bear, and for each other. Here are some places to feast among neighbors in the Catskills this Thanksgiving Day. Unless otherwise specified, all events are taking place on Thursday, Nov. 26.


The Interfaith Council is inviting everyone in the greater Margaretville community to its 5th annual free Thanksgiving dinner, taking place from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Margaretville United Methodist Church. All are welcome and take-outs are available.  Read more

Delaware County passes bed tax

Above: Maureen Wacha of Walton, a motel owner, spoke against the Delaware County bed tax at a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Photo by Robert Cairns.

Those who pay for overnight stays at hotels, motels and other lodging establishments in Delaware County will soon pay two percent more.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors, at a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, approved a hotel and motel occupancy tax that will also apply to bed-and-breakfast establishments and rentals of vacation homes.

Proponents of the bed tax law say that the tax will raise $192,000 per year to augment the county's tourism promotion efforts. Currently, the county spends $95,000 annually through its tourism promotion agency, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

Under the provisions of the law, the tax’s proceeds are dedicated to tourism and will not go into the county's general fund.  Read more

Andes Hotel looking for servers.

Looking for servers to be part of our team.  Flexible hours.  Experience a plus but not necessary.  Call Dana or Sally 845-676-3980 or email us at [email protected]


Get Prepped for Thanksgiving at Tay Tea!

Hand-blended teas and seasonal fare.

This holiday, serve your guests the finest artisanal teas. Shop online for hand-blended teas and have them delivered in time for your feast.

If you’re visiting friends & family, say “thank you” with a lovely hostess gift, like our new pure beeswax candles made from the Catskills-based Louvriere.

And don’t forget to stop by Tay Tea in Andes and say hello! We have beautiful pies, lovely handmade gifts from local artists and warm cups of the finest tea in the Catskills! Shop and linger. . .

Tay Home Store Hours:
Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

Gorgeous pies.  Read more

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