Finding good tea in any city can be a challenge, but New York City is blessed with more than a few must-see places. All of the tea spots on this list have been visited and reviewed by me personally. I’ll be continually updating this page as I explore all of the tea that the city has to offer.
You might be surprised to find that there is more bubble tea than anything else in Chinatown. I’ve still got a couple of places on my
The East Village definitely has the greatest concentration of tea places. You could spend the entire day doing a tea crawl just in this neighborhood (and I often do!).
Ippodo (closing soon, but looking to relocate)
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Aside from dedicated tea places, third-wave coffee shops are often a good alternative. Many of the cafes in the city serve loose-leaf offerings from In Pursuit of Tea.
There are also quite a few hotels that offer afternoon tea service. I haven’t gone to many of these so I definitely recommend checking out what Jee at Oh, How Civilized has to say.
Are there any tea places that I missed? Let me know in the comments below!