Friday, April 27, 2012

Hey everybody we'll be at the Newtown veggie market tomorrow with our flowers. Hope to see ya'll there getting your 5 a day;)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dear Customers,

As you may know juniper sustained serious flood damage last Friday.
The damage to the building is unsafe for me, my staff, my family and my customers to be in.  Luckily we were insured and can move on.  So as sad as it is that I wont be seeing all my lovely Newtown customers, I want to assure you all that this is NOT the end of juniper.
In fact i have decided to turn it into a positive. 
We will be still selling our flowers at Newtown Veggie Market on Saturday and very soon we'll be announcing where you can find us for our gifts and crafts again.
You can also keep up with us on Facebook !
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patronage over the last 6 years.  I look forward to bringing you the same great service in an exciting new way.

Mindy and Family

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sadly juniper has serious flood damage due to a broken pipe and will be closed until water damage is seen to accessed by the insurers. We are so sorry for the inconvenience.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lucky dip craft night-April

This months project was Peter Pan collar necklaces.
Recycled doilies and felt simply sewn into these precious little necklaces. So sweet. Thank you to everyone who came out for the evening. And thank you to my daughter Gretta for helping. X

Thursday, April 05, 2012



We are so proud to announce we now proudly sell what i believe is the best tea I have ever had. My good friend and food guru Kate Hardwick put me onto Harney teas last year and it was like a love affair that has bloomed into a marriage:) (with the tea not with Kate though she is quite a catch) Juniper now has an extensive range of collective tins and samplers in over 20 mater blends so please do pop in. We often brew a pot for tasting so that's even more reason to pop by and see us.

A little bit about Harney & Sons Fine Teas New York...
It was 25 years ago that John Harney made the decision to found Harney & Sons. He had worked for others all of his life and felt (at the age of 53) it was time to run his own show.

Since he had worked with Stanley Mason at Sarum Tea for 13 years, he understood the basics of tea. However "tea" back then was much different. China had opened only recently and there were few teas coming out there in 1983. So Taiwan was the source of the basic "Chinese" teas: Gunpowder, Oolongs, and keemun. These teas did not taste like the real thing, but rather, were a version. The Taiwanese had not yet begun to make the great greenish oolongs that they do today. India's teas were still strongly influenced by the British, so Darjeelings and Assams were dark and monotone, just right for milk and sugar.

The Indians had only just begun to experiment with changing style of teas to make the teas taste more seasonal and more flavorful. Japan kept its Senchas to themselves. So back in 1983, the tea world did not offer many great teas. And that was fine, because few people drank tea. How that has changed, and for the better. The world of tea has expanded considerably in the last 25 years.

John Harney stays committed to offering the finest teas. His love of tea has spread to his family and Harney customers’ worldwide, serving tea in many of the world’s finest names in hospitality, foodservice and retail. Harney & Sons have a tradition of tea that will endure elevating an ordinary cuppa in to a luxurious sensory experience.

In November 2010 Harney & Sons opened the very trendy flagship store in Soho, NYC. This amazing space with floor to ceiling displays of over 250 varieties of fine loose teas gives lucky visitors the world of tea at their fingertips.