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Motivational Dessert – Bikini Giveaway!

I am getting married in T-minus 33 days, which means in 34 days I will be laying a beach, relaxing on my honeymoon. I have been thinking a lot about 1) which bathing suit I should bring along, and 2) what my body will look like in it! I have been trying to watch my [...]

by on August 24th, 2009
Real Life Candyland

On Wednesday, August 20th, Lombard Street in San Francisco, CA will be turned into Candyland! AP Photo/Hasbro Inc., Darryl Bush According to the organizers, “the street will be closed to traffic as children from the University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital participate in the game as colored game pieces and interact with life-sized game [...]

by on August 18th, 2009
Best New Tea House

Amai won the TimeOut New York 2008 Reader’s Choice award for Best New Tea House in New York City. How great! We had no experience going into this, and I’m really glad that we were able to create something that people enjoy. I am honored. The awards were announced at a ceremony on Monday at [...]

by on April 17th, 2008

This Saturday I will be giving my first “professional” chef demo (complete with pro chef picture!) at Macy’s in Herald Square. In honor of Macy’s annual flower show, the theme will be using tea and flowers (tisane) in food and drink. I’ll be showing the audience different ways to steep, grind and mix tea to [...]

by on March 20th, 2008
A Foodie Weekend

Two events are going on in NYC this weekend that will leave you full of good food. The 9th Avenue International Food Festival & Street Fair May 19-20, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm 9th Avenue from 37th Street to 57th Street Contact: Ninth Avenue Association (212) 581-7029 www.hellskitchen.bz Ninth avenue is closed to cars from [...]

by on May 14th, 2007
2007 New York Coffee & Tea Festival

This weekend is the New York Cofee & Tea Festival, held at the Metropolitan Pavillion in Manhattan. Amai will have a booth, where you can try free samples and purchase all of our products. You can also drink tea and coffee from around the world, and attend educational programs throughout the day. The festival runs [...]

by on April 25th, 2007
Donuts at Cha An

On Monday I attended the donut class at Cha An, a small Japanese tea shop on 9th street. (If you haven’t been to Cha An before, I’d highly recommend it. They serve wonderful tea, light food and pastries, all made in-house.) I found out about the class while having tea at the store with my [...]

by on March 8th, 2007
Tasty Lace

Dutch artist and food designer Katja Gruijters doesn’t feel her work is complete until it’s eaten. Her “Tasty Lace” exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design will be an audience-participation event. “Newly designed tiles in white, bittersweet, and milk chocolate, sugar, genoise, shortbread, winegums, and brownies will be presented as a patchwork installation piece. [...]

by on January 24th, 2007
Robots & Donuts

I consider myself a donut-eating machine, so when I learned about a new art show featuring the secret lives of robots and donuts, I felt a connection. “Forbidden Adventures” by Eric Joyner is a collection of robot pictures, many of which include giant crullers, twists and classic glazed and sprinkled round donuts. My favorite picture [...]

by on December 16th, 2006
Amai on Rachael Ray

Speaking of television appearances…Amai will make its debut this week! Our Green Tea cookies will be “snack of the day” on the Rachael Ray Show this Friday, December 1. The show will feature holiday gifts, and each audience member will take home their own Amai Tea Sweets canister. How great is that?!

by on November 27th, 2006

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An interest, that turned into a blog, that turned into a career. Kelli Bernard is now the owner and baker of Amai Tea & Bake House.

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