Babycat Milkbar, a pop-up store which opened in Wilton in May, was conceived by mompreneur Jeena Choi as a great place for locals to gather and enjoy coffee, tea and wholesome treats. The Milkbar can be found inside New England Historical Connection, a retail store selling custom-made furniture from New England craftsmen. Whether you need a refuge from the cold, a spot to commune with friends, or a source for artisan treats and gifts, the Milkbar is your destination.
Begin with a cup of Mamacat’s Q. Tea, Choi’s line of fine, hand-blended and packed 100% organic teas. Born out of a desire to enjoy caffeine-free, refreshing teas that were gentle and tasty enough to share with children, Mamacat’s Q. Tea flavors include Ruby Slippers, Emerald Wonderland, Amber Maharani, Blossom Hill, Casablanca Mist and Golden Slumbers. Choi describes Emerald Wonderland as a mellow, beautiful blend of French lavender and Goji berries. With Casa Blanca Mist, she wanted to create a Moroccan green tea, which is traditionally super sweet and caffeinated. By choosing spearmint instead of mint and blending in rose petals, licorice root, elderflower and stevia, Choi created her “favorite new elixir that’s both rejuvenating and relaxing.”
Shopping for tea for someone out of town? The Milkbar is offering complimentary shipping and gift boxes for all online tea sales throughout December! No minimum amount, just specify that you’re ordering a gift in the “special instruction” section during check-out. SHOP NOW
We’re excited about two gift boxes featuring the best of local food artisans now available at Babycat Milkbar.
Tea and Cookies, a top pick for a teacher, babysitter, letter carrier, school bus driver, or any other person that makes your life just that much easier, is a best seller at $19. Included in this gift box: a pack of organic Mamacat’s Q. Tea, hand-blended and packed by Jeena Choi, and Savor cookies, made in Waterbury by a baker dedicated to local and sustainable ingredient sourcing.
The Deluxe Artisan Gift Box, perfect for the foodies on your list, includes 5 of the finest local artisan food products from their line for $35. Here’s a list of artisan foods to choose from when creating a custom box just right for your gift recipient:
Hoardable Hot Sauce in Springdale, CT – delightfully robust “hot” sauce sure to perk up any dish or savory snack. The hot sauces are produced in small batches using locally grown, organic ingredients.
The Little Chocolate Company in Old Greenwich, CT – artisanal chocolate bars and barks studded with dried fruits and berries that are handmade in the Greenwich shop using the finest Belgian chocolate and local-sustainable ingredients. Bark flavors currently in stock are white chocolate with coconut, milk chocolate with peanuts and sea salt, and milk chocolate toffee.
Mamacat’s Q. Tea – organic, premium hand-blended herbal blends produced in Wilton by Babycat Milkbar owner Jeena Choi. Enjoy the teas hot or cold, day and night. The bright and colorful packaging makes for a terrific stocking stuffer or gift box item. Choose from 5 different custom blends.
Peace Tree Desserts in Westport- authentic Mexican style caramel dessert sauces made from Connecticut goat’s milk. These decadent sauces pairs well with cheese, fresh fruit, fondue, and are amazingly good in coffee, over waffles, pancakes and ice cream.
Red Bee Honey in Weston- as local as local gets! Beautiful, single-nectar source honey from hard working Italian honeybees. Seasonal flavors range from buckwheat to alfalfa and orange blossom.
Savor cookies in Waterbury- hand made in Waterbury by an artist turned baker with a dedication to local and sustainable ingredient sourcing. Sophisticated, delicious shortbread cookies in unusual flavors including roasted leeks, lavender, mocha/ginger and rosemary/lemon. A little savory, a little sweet, the cookies pair well with both wine and tea.
Winding Drive Jams and Jellies in Woodbridge – award winning, distinctively flavored seasonal jams and jellies made from Connecticut Grown fruit. The Milkbar carries their best-selling flavors including apple pie, limited edition holiday jam (pear, cranberry orange, cinnamon), British style orange marmalade, roasted garlic and caramelized onion, and habanero gold jelly.
Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee in New Canaan- roasted fresh daily by Zumbach’s, the Milkbar offers 1/2 lb bags of the organic Gold Coast blend (mild), Five Star (bold) and Midnight Magic (decaf, but so smooth, you wouldn’t think so!).
300 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT (inside NE Historical Connection)