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