Black Friday Weekend Sale

With Thanksgiving here it means its time for the Black Friday Weekend Sale. All our shelves are stocked with a fresh set of infusers, pots, pot cozies, matcha sets, kettles, tea tins and assorted accessories. Of course, 130 teas offer a wide selection of white, green, oolong, black teas and tisanes to choose from. Gift sets available, too.

Just bring in this coupon from the below link and prepare to save 15% off everything in the store and 30% when you buy a total of 16oz of tea. Happy Shopping!

Black Friday Tea Sale

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Iced Tea Competition at Altamont Fair on Sunday 21st at 4pm

Do you have an iced tea recipe that your friends rave over. Here is your chance to distinguish yourself from the crowd. 

We are holding an Iced Tea Competition Sunday the 21st at 4pm. Show up anytime before 3pm at Gate 2 and anyone carrying 32oz of iced tea with a typed recipe can enter the gates for free. Judging will take place at the Blue Ribbon Center and will be on 50% Flavor, 25% Creativity and 25% Presentation. Good Luck!

 altamont fair Iced Tea

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Albany Tea Festival

We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Albany Tea Festival at Overit Media located at 435 New Scotland Av on Friday, June 3rd from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

Capital Region’s Tea Professionals will be all in one place for this unique event. Six speakers are scheduled to discuss a range of tea related topics including tea/herb basic, culture, world tea traveling and future trends of tea. Tea and tea related vendors will be offering their products.

If you are a tea lover, this is the place to be. Join us for this free event and stay up-to-date with the most consumed beverage after water!  Facebook Event:


Albany Tea Festival

Albany Tea Festival

Albany Tea Fest Speakers

Albany Tea Fest Speakers


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Macaron Day Celebrated the weekend of the 19th

French Macaron

We can’t say enough about macarons. So we are offering them for FREE. For every $20 you spend at Short and Stout Tea Lounge on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th you can have a macaron on us. While supplies last.

Thailand Tea Tasting: Tuesday, March 22nd at 6pm

Our travels to Thailand earlier this year provided us with an opportunity to procure a variety of unique teas. We will be offering a tasting of oolong, USDA Certified Organic matcha and black tea. Traditional Thai food will be offered. Register at the lounge, Cost $10.

Easter Tea Selection Paired with Macarons

Easter Brunch might never be the same when you bring Short and Stout Tea and macrons. Our monthly tea selection is Golden Yunnan Black Tea, Blue Pomegranate Green Tea and Almond Crisp Fruit Tisane. Pair these with our delectable macrons and you have a new family tradition.

Capital District Garden & Flower Show at HVCC2014-Young-Best-of-Show-Bronze-Award

The Garden & Flower Show is a premier event occurring at the 18th through the 20th of March at HVCC in Troy. There are a variety of activities including 100 vendors, flower design competition, educational and lectures. Top of the line landscapers will transform the melted ice rink into a neighborhood of backyard patios outfitted with gazebos, fountains and flowers, lots of flowers. Matthew will be giving a talk on Herbal Teas from Your Garden on Sunday.

The Next Generation of Tea: Thursday, April 7th at 7pm at Guilderland Public Library

Can’t teach a 5000 year old dog new tricks? I beg to differ. The culture of tea has ever evolved and this tea talk will build on March’s session on tea history and discuss where tea is going. Will it be traditional, will it be organic? What is Bubble Tea anyway? Registration is Free at




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Spring Tea Talks with Matthew

Tea in History: Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm at Guilderland Public Library

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world (only second to water), its origins date back five thousand years and encompasses the world; there has to be a good story or two in its history. This is a fun interactive session that will reveal “Who was Earl Grey, Anyway?”, “John Fortune’s Misfortunes” and “Name that Culture”. Registration is Free at


Tea and Cheese Pairing: Thursday, March 10th at 6pm at Honest Weight Food Co-op

Looking for more knowledge on tea, cheese or both? Short and Stout and the HWFC Cheese Department has came up with 5 pairings that will delight the senses and inform the curious mind. Learn what makes for a good pairing, preparation tea and effective garnishing. Registration is free at


Thailand Tea Tasting: Tuesday, March 22nd at 6pm at Short and Stout Tea Lounge (Note Date Change)

Our travels to Thailand earlier this year provided us with an opportunity to procure a variety of unique teas. We will be offering a tasting with our USDA Organic Certified Matcha and several grades of oolong including one Frost Tea that is only picked during an overnight frost. Traditional Thai food will be offered. Register at the lounge, Cost $10.


The Next Generation of Tea: Thursday, April 7th at 7pm at Guilderland Public Library

Can’t teach a 5000 year old dog new tricks? I beg to differ. The culture of tea has ever evolved and this tea talk will build on March’s session on tea history and discuss where tea is going. Will it be traditional, will it be organic? What is Bubble Tea anyway? Registration is Free at

Herbal Teas from Your Garden: Thursday, May 5th at 7pm at Guilderland Public Library

Learn how to make and enjoy herbal teas grown from your garden. A discussion on health benefits and a tasting will be provided. Registration is Free at This session will also be given March 20th during the Garden and Flower Show at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy.


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Return From our Tea Journey:

Tea Estate Visit

Tea Estate Visit

We have returned from Thailand after visiting several tea estates. It was fantastic trip. We learned so much in such a little time and we have a few ways for you to learn about our Tea Journey.

  1. Short and Stout Tea Web Blog: Although I still have more to publish you can share in our experience while flying through Japan to Thailand. Before we made it to any Tea Estate we found that green tea is such a popular flavor to ice cream, candy, snack food and drinks. For ice cream it seems like green tea has replaced vanilla.
  2. Tea Journey Presentation at Short and Stout: Starting at 5pm on Thursday Feb 4th we will have our presentation. The format will be a casual “drop in” talk including a slide show and Q&A. The event is free. Stop in when you can for a few minutes or stay the whole time.

We are Re-Opened for Sundays:

While we were away Samantha did a fantastic job overseeing the day to day duties of the lounge, but we couldn’t ask her to do it for7 days a week. We had a great response for being open on Sundays in 2015, so we are re-opened on Sundays from 11:30am to 4pm, now through May.

Tea Talk at Guilderland Public Library:

In addition to the Tea Journey Presentation at S&S on 2/4 we are continuing our Tea Talk Series at Guilderland Public Library. Our next talk is January 28th at 7pm the topic is Health Benefits of Tea and Tisanes including brewing methods. Registration is free, please sign up on their calendar.


New Products:

Although many of our new loose teas from Thailand won’t be ready for another week, our new teaware is available.IMG_2519 (1)

  1. Yixing Teapots: For those looking for a Gongfu Cha teaware, we now have traditional Yixing Teapots with matching cups. Gongfu Cha is a brewing method preferred by the Chinese where several 30 second steepings occur within a small unglazed clay teapot.
  2. Teapot and Travel Mug Cozies: We have partnered with Fibres of Life which is a fair trade handmade fabric design company from Nepal. We offer beautiful teapot cozies made of felt wool with hand printed designs. They are perfect to keep your teapots warm on these cold mornings (pre-warming your teapots help as well). Also, we have travel mug cozies offered in a knit design.
  3. Glass Tumblers: We are excited to finally offer a glass travel tumbler with infuser. This is perfect for the tea drinker on the go. One side has a screw cap with a quality removable infuser and the other side has a screw cap for pouring or sipping. The glass is tempered to handle boiling water and the silicone gripper insulates the heat with ease.

Tea Quote:

When it comes to tea business, it’s more like family than customers- Tea Estate Owner.

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Carve and Tea Sip at Short and Stout Tea

Join us for our second Carve and Tea Sip event Sunday, November 13th from 1-3pm.

Carve and Tea Sip Event pairs your favorite activity of drinking tea and your new hobby food carving.

Learn how to carve pumpkins and create a unique center piece for your Thanksgiving table. Instruction, pumpkin and a pot of tea is included for $20 and take home carving knife for $10 more.

Call ahead to reserve your seat.

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3 Tea Talks Scheduled at the Guilderland Public Library

Guilderland Public Library Tea Talks



We have teamed up with the Guilderland Public Library to give you our better than ever tea talks. Register for the events here: Guilderland Public Library Calendar

Introduction to Tea – November 12th

What is tea, anyway? Most people don’t know that white, green, oolong and black tea all come from the same tea plant, just what happen after it is plucked makes tea those different kind of styles. In this informative session we will discuss topics on tea basics including: what is tea, history of tea, how to brew tea and of course a tea tasting.

Herbal Teas and Tisanes – December 17th

Steeping an herb in boiling water makes tisanes, not tea. Tea only comes from the tea plant. In this session we will discuss topics regarding flavorful, easy to make and healthy tisanes. Of course the talk wouldn’t be complete without a tasting.

Health Benefits of Tea and Tisanes – January 28th

A lot of people drink tea because it tastes great and others drink it because it is healthy. Fortunately, both are right and the most healthiest tea is the one you drink the most. In this session we will discuss the health considerations of tea and tisanes. Brewing techniques will be discussed and tea samples will be provided.


Short and Stout Tea
Specialty Tea Shop and Lounge
1736a Western Av.
Albany, NY 12203

At Short and Stout, It’s Time for Tea!

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What’s Brewing at Short and Stout Tea in October

New Teas, Seasonal Favorites and a Load of AccessoriesFruit Fiesta Oolong

Chances are we have have new teas since your last visit and the most recent is Fruit Fiesta Oolong. It is a combination of green tea, black and jasmine pearls with a touch of strawberry. The bouquet is light and fruity as well as the flavor.

All things spiced pumpkin is everywhere. Our pumpkin chai lovers know that the freshly made drinks never go out of season, but we have brought back our pumpkin chai scones and pumpkin spice rooibos.

We have expanded our offering of accessories. There are too many things to name the but the handmade hedgehog tea pot cozies are worth a IMG_9605mention.

October 1st is our 2nd Year Anniversary

We’re in the mood to celebrate in t

he fall because it’s Anniversary Time! This year we are offering 20% off of pastries
, teas and tea accessories on Thursday, October 1st through Saturday, October 3rd. Click on the following link to  receive a coupon.

20% Coupon

Special Activities at the LoungeVegetable Carving

On Saturday, October 17th from 1030 to 1230, one of our talented kitchen helper, Kwan will  be giving a  demonstration and training on Food Carving. This will be an opportunity for
you to learn the skill of decorative
food carving of apples and cucumbers into leaves and tomatoes into roses. Instruction, specialty carving tool, food to carve and a pot of tea will be provided for $20. Please reserve in advance.

We also have new artists displaying their craft on the lounge’s walls. Marty Bannan medium is photography that he focuses on a vibrant orange among slate tones. He passes these pictures through filters to add an interesting perspective. Trish Kocialski uses acrylics with a unique style to produce images of sweeping colorscapes.

Soon To Be Open on Sundays and Closing Early for Holidays in October

Starting October 18th through December 20th we will be open on

Sundays. Our hours will be from 11:30am to 4pm.

For the holidays in October we will be closed at 2pm on October 12th
Columbus Day and 2pm on October 31st Halloween.

Spectacular Party PlannerChildren Tea Party

We are now working with Clarisse an extremely enthusiastic party planner. She wants everyone know that having a children tea party with lots of activities can be affordable at Short and Stout Tea. Our private room is small enough to have an intimate and personal party setting but big enough to have a lot of fun. Inquire at the tea lounge or

Where We Will Be This Month

We are happy to return back to Goold Apple and Wine Fest on October 10th and 11th. And will be at Niskayuna Craft Fair October 24th.

Tea Quote of the Month

“It is the whole leaf, that will make you fall in love with tea.”
Devin & Rachel

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