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February 19th, 2020 | The Flavors of New York
Aromatic, silky, flowery and citrus. These are just a few words to describe high-quality and perfectly brewed tea. For those who want more than a store-bought teabag, look no further than Midtown Manhattan.
Location: 158 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
A lot of people associate books with coffee, but tea lovers know that a good book pairs magnificently with a steaming teapot. Radiance Tea House and Books in the heart of Midtown is a destination for those looking to sit back, have a cup of loose leaf tea and tuck into award-winning meals. Walk off the healthy food by perusing the bookshelves.
Location: 360 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Speaking of mouth-watering food and artisanal teas, Bao Tea House is another obligated stop. Bao is a type of dumpling filled with sweet or savory stuffing. Try their classic bao, a baked bun filled with pork and homemade barbecue sauce and order a Jasmine Rose or a Matcha Black Soy Milk Tea. Vegan and vegetarian options available.
Location: Level 1, 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
If you’re exploring Manhattan’s West side, a stop at Hudson Yards is probably on your itinerary. After exploring the Vessel and the massive mall, head to The Conservatory. Next to it, you’ll find Teak Tearoom. This sophisticated café goes above and beyond by serving Afternoon Tea by House Waris with specialized tea blends.
Location: 302 W 39th Street, New York, NY 10018
Now, on to bubble tea. Möge Tea is an institution worldwide. They use fresh and natural ingredients to prepare the bubbles that tea lovers adore. Their menu includes a myriad of drinks and combinations: Fruit Tea, Cheese Tea, Dirty Milk Tea, Milk Tea, Super Parfait, Fresh Fruit Yakult, Uji Matcha, Dorayaki and Fresh Milk Tea. Which one will you choose?
Location: 75 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018
Founded in Taiwan, Gong Cha is another well-known bubble tea brand. You can expect high-quality tea sourced from Taiwan, freshly brewed tea and cooked bubbles every four hours. One of the signature drinks is tea topped with Milk Foam, a slightly salted cream topping.
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