Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tea Places: Amai Tea & Bake House

I've been working in Gramercy Park for a few months now and never knew that Amai Tea & Bake House existed until my manager pointed it out. The space is very small but they make the most of it. I LOVE that they store their teas in an old library card catalog. So far I have tried the dong ding and goddess of mercy oolongs and both were wonderful. Their loose leaf is expensive but that is to be expected in this neighborhood. A cup to go is slightly cheaper than starbucks and certainly much more tasty. One of these days I will find the time to get a pot to stay so that I can enjoy one of their delicious sounding tea infused baked goods. I do wish they had more teaware but it is probably better for the health of my wallet that they don't.