|Founder(s)||Moby and Kelly Tisdale|
|Headquarters||90 Rivington Street
New York City, NY
|Products||tea, vegan food|
Teany, sometimes stylized as TeaNY or teany, is the name of a tea café, restaurant and beverage distributor in New York City founded by electronic musician Moby with ex-girlfriend, Kelly Tisdale. The Teany Café opened in 2002 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York at 90 Rivington Street. A line of bottled Teany beverage blends soon followed, which are distributed throughout the New York tri-state area.
The cafe is known for its wide assortment of teas, vegan options, and its decor, most of which was designed by Moby himself. Teany has also featured, during the first few months of its opening, the signature raw food specialty, Go-Go Greens, by vegan celebrity chef, Elijah Joy. Teany made a brief appearance in Moby's 18 B Sides + DVD. In January 2006, Teany underwent several significant business changes. The decision was made to refocus Teany as more of a traditional tea house and offer less food. Perhaps more importantly, it was decided that Kelly would take on a larger role on the business side of Teany with Moby taking a smaller one.
On June 19, 2009 a fire caused minimal damage to the tea house. Nobody was hurt and, according to Moby's online journal, it was Kelly's decision whether the cafe was going to be rebuilt or not. The tea house reopened in May 2010.
The beverage company distributes tea-juice mixtures to a number of shops around New York and New Jersey. In 2005, UK-based suburb secured an exclusive deal to sell Teany beverages and tea at its stores in Manchester and London.
The company allows liberal pronunciation of the brand name, proclaiming, “you can pronounce it however you like. tea-knee. tee-nee. tea-enn-why,” and going on to state that Moby and Kelly themselves pronounce it “teenie”.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Teany.|
- Moby's website
- "Moby Explains Differences Between Teany And Nyla". popdirt.com. July 15, 2002.
- UKULA Profile of Teany
- Teany Beverages
- Haney, Kristen. "Moby's Cafe Expansion". Veg News Daily. Veg News. Retrieved March 4, 2011.