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Feb 6, 2007 06:48 AM

Chinatown Tea Shop Suggestion

Looking for a tea place in chinatown with the important caveat that it NOT BE COLD. At the plan I tend to go to (on Mott I believe), every time the door opens a blast of freezing cold air shoots into the room. That's fine in the summer, but not ok on a day like this. Any ideas?

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  1. i think the ten ren tea on Mott has a section of seating that's in the back w/ the counter closer to the door, so it's less exposed than the other tea places (like St. Alps and Tea's Tea). although the uber bright lighting leaves the interior a bit lacking for ambience.

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    1. re: emilia

      The only problem is that ten ren closes early, looked like they were pulling the gates down at 6:30.

    2. Believe it or not, the tea parlor in Pearl River is quite nice. You are well above the madness and it is usually un-crowded up there. Also, they serve you in nice little teapots with pretty ceramic cups. A little out of Chinatown proper, I realize, but no blasts of cold air - its on the upper level and heat rises! :)

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      1. re: glorypea

        They are a little far, but someplace to keep in mind. Do they also serve bubble tea at pearl river?

      2. My go-to place for this kind of thing is Green Tea Cafe on Mott Street between Mosco and Bayard. They have bubble tea (cold and hot - the ginger milk tea is my favorite) and all sorts of good dishes both savory and sweet. Highly recommend the sesame dumplings in black tea - perfect for a cold day. Just sit in the back and no cold blasts of air will get to you. Bathrooms are usually pretty clean, too!

        1. I don't think so, although I didn't ask. I definitely didn't see anything that would indicate they did, though.