Where to Get Good Tea in NYC

Where to Get Good Tea in NYC

Finding good tea in any city can be a challenge but NYC 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 to do list though.

Ten Ren – Lafayette

East Village

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!).

29B Tea House

Bosie Tea Parlor


David’s Tea: Bleecker Street

Matcha Cafe Wabi

Nohohon Tea Room

Physical Graffitea


Sullivan Street Tea & Spice Company

Tea Drunk

Té Company


T Shop


Harney & Sons

Sanctuary T




Radiance Tea House and Books

Upper East Side

The Lowell

Upper West Side

Alice’s Tea Cup – Chapter I

Floating Mountain


Bellocq Tea Atelier


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.

Is there a tea place in NYC that I missed? Let me know about it the comments below!

Where to Get Good Tea in NYC