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Food & Drink

Stock Your Pantry with Rare Tea Cellar

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Internet marketplaces do funny things to the brain.

Rare Tea Cellar’s just-launched foodie fantasyland is no exception.

Little did you know you’d be lost without strawberry flavor pearls; bergamot essential oil crystals are very much essential; and life would be meaningless without French imported caviar.

Finder/forager/tea guru Rodrick Markus is the man behind it all. You’ve likely imbibed his otherworldly beverages at such destinations as Balena, Floriole, and Next. RTC’s online shop is Markus’s answer to years of customers requesting hard-to-find ingredients from his blends.

He sources the best and rarest from around the world: truffles from Italy and France (available in single packets from Publican Quality Meats), Japanese maple leaves from Oregon. Stock up on virgin pistachio oil, green apple mustard, and, of course, tea. Then plan the dinner party of a lifetime.

Up next: a collaboration with mixologist Adam Seger (it’s top secret).

Guaranteed to make waves.

Available at rareteacellar.com. DailyCandy readers receive 20 percent off using code DAILYCANDY at checkout. Valid through October 31.

Photo: Courtesy of Rare Tea Cellar