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Oct 22, 2006 04:10 PM

Tea Bars/Shops

Can anyone recommend some places where there is good tea? I've been to Teany, Subtle Tea, and Tavalon. I'm just looking for places that have a causual tea, not those fancy afternoon teas in hotels. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I like Sympathy for the Kettle on St. Mark's. It's super cute.

    1. How about Tea Spot near Washington Square Park...

      1. Itoen Japanese - they are located near the park, but also sell thier tea at Wholefoods and numerous other higher end shops in the city. Itoen is a Japanese restaurant, but one can go in for an amazing pot of tea and a sweet )not have to eat there) however the foos is very good.

        1. Check out Casablanca on Mercer (Houston/Prince). The service is dreadful, but the place has a nice feel to it and they have a wide selection of teas.

          1. wild lily tea room in chelsea.

            it's going to be closing in december and it's one of my favorite spots. :(


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            1. re: calypsogirl

              Sorry to hear of this closing--loved that place. Why are they closing---rent too high as usual?

              1. re: calypsogirl

                Not good news. Wild Lily has long been a nice refuge from the city.