Tea Places: Radiance Tea House and Books

This post is the first in a series that I will be doing on tea places in New York City. I decided to kick off my tour at Radiance Tea and Books. This time I had the pleasure of visiting with a future tea sommelier. There is nothing better than sharing good tea with good company. I had the miso soup, a salmon summer roll and two pots of Bi Luo Chun. The great thing about filling up on tea is that it keeps me from ordering dessert.

Located on West 55th street between 6th and 7th Avenue, they are one of my most favorite places in New York. Once I step inside the door I forget all about the city buzz outside. Their staff is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and polite. The restaurant is always impeccably clean and I’ve yet to try anything on their menu that wasn’t amazingly delicious. I really could not ask for more. If you have a chance to go, their tea tastings are definitely a must see.