The Deli Dish

August 21, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Deli Tea Specialist

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured Deli crew members is our Tea Specialist Meet the Deli’s Tea Specialist According to our tea specialist, being the Deli’s Tea Specialist requires him to, “Mostly drink tea and wax philosophic about the state of the world.” Don’t let him […]

August 8, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Sean Hartwig

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured deli crew member is Sean Hartwig, Specialty Foods Manager Meet Sean Hartwig, Specialty Foods Manager Sean Hartwig, like many Deli staff members, grew up in a family who loved to cook and showed love through food. He says food was […]

July 20, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Rick Strutz

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured deli crew member is Rick Strutz, Managing Partner. Meet Rick Strutz, Managing Partner Rick has an impressively diverse resume. Before entering the glamorous hospitality industry he was a manicurist, a brick stacker, a shoe salesman, a bouncer, a DJ, an […]

July 2, 2021

Types of Tea

If you’re on a hunt for tea, make Zingerman’s Delicatessen your first stop! The Deli stocks a wide spectrum of teas: White, Green, Yellow, Oolong, Black (called Red in China), Pu-Erh/Dark Tea (called Black in China), Purple, and Herbal Teas (otherwise known as Tisanes — if you’re fancy).  Our tea specialist makes sure the Deli’s […]

June 26, 2021

Meet the Maker: Matcha with Camellia Sinensis

“Although the traditional Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) can seem complex and inaccessible for most amateurs, matcha is not so complicated to prepare. These days increasingly popular for its pleasant flavors, its invigorating effect and its beneficial health properties, this bright green powdered tea is a memorable experience for anyone who is willing to risk a […]

June 18, 2021

Reserve Dragon Well 2021 Selection #1

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A hard to get micro-lot of terrific tea from China The availability of this special tea is super limited, and its flavor is fantastic. If you’re into tea like I am, you might want to drive by to get a bag of it while it lasts (or have some delivered […]

April 11, 2021

Milk Oolong Tea

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Terrific New Tea Arrival from Taiwan It’s nearly 20 years ago now that we started to roast our own coffee. Up until that point I drank coffee only rarely, mostly if (as is still often the case, in Italy) there was no other choice. Tea was my thing. Every morning, […]

April 1, 2021

Daphnis and Chloe: Greek Culinary Herbs and Spices

Meet the Maker: Daphnis and Chloe Daphnis and Chloe is a small batch culinary herbs and spice shop located in Athens, Greece.  Started in 2013 by Evangelia Koutsovoulou, she aims to bring the quality and diversity of culinary plants from small farms across Greece to our kitchens around the globe.  Evangelia says she “started my […]

February 4, 2021

STEEP: Flower Power Teas

The weather outside might be frightful but these flower power teas are so delightful!  Stay at home and join us virtually for STEEP: An Exploration of Tea.  This series of tastings (one offered each month) take a deep dives into a style or category of tea from our offerings at Zingerman’s Delicatessen and the Next […]

December 27, 2020

Ben Shan Oolong Tea from Fujian

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A new Oolong Tea at the Deli brews a delicious cup Thanks to the hard work and passionate pursuit of excellence of longtime Deli staffer Jackson Konwinski, we have this lovely new oolong tea that’s only recently arrived from China. The Ben Shan is a delicate and delicious Tieguanyin (aka, […]

November 2, 2020

Pu-erh Tea, a Fermented Tea from China

  Excerpt from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating by Ari Pu-erh Tea is not just for the aficionados Pu-erh is to the tea world what balsamic is to the realm of vinegar.  A rare, long-aged offering, it’s known outside Asia only to a small circle of aficionados. Not everyone likes Pu-erh tea. It has an […]

October 30, 2020

Masala Chai Blend from the Next Door Café

  As temperatures drop, nothing can compete with the warming, spicy flavors of our masala chai blend. Whether you’re a chai purist, a latte lover or are eager to try chai in any format your barista dreams up, Next Door Café offers the best in to-go chai options as well as all of the chai […]