A blackout on Crosby Street. Downtown has gone dark. Tonight, all bets are off: wade through the dim and discover cobblestones as you’ve never felt them, the sticky summer air somehow sweetened by the relative darkness: the lights of uptown hang above and behind you, a far away chandelier. The deeper into downtown you traipse, the deeper into history.
The gritty romance of New York City (in bygone, present and future eras) is neatly encapsulated in the sensual pairing of osmanthus and chai tea. Osmanthus is all complex sweetness: initially, it is disarmingly sugary and seemingly demure, but with time its petaled perfume grows intense and throbs, like a particularly profound passion–or pain. Chai tea essence is decidedly more evasive as an aromatic effects: a voile-like texture, it adds a lighthearted shimmer to ardent osmanthus, veiling the flower, in ever so tantalizing a fashion. If osmanthus is the immediacy and urgency of NYC, chai tea recreates the inexplicable mystique of this constantly evolving place, where no square of pavement is untouched by human drama. Despite these extreme blackout dynamics, sweet flower and spicy tea dissolve prettily into one another, resolving into an urban portrait that is as elusive, sleek and magically attractive as New York itself.
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