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lizzy1813 Dec 14, 2007 08:33 AM

Does anyone know a good, not-too-noisy place where you can sit and have an English-style tea in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Park Slope or around there?

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    briochebun Dec 17, 2007 08:09 PM

    I've been wondering this too. I don't know if you mean a formal "afternoon tea" with sandwiches and petits fours--Sweet Melissa is the only place I know that does that--but I would be delighted with a place that really knows how to a brew a pot of tea.

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      lizisinflatbush Dec 16, 2007 05:28 PM

      I don't know about English-style, but Vox Pop on Cortelyou Road (right off the B/Q) has a really nice selection of organic loose teas.

      I don't want to get blasted for mentioning places in Manhattan, but for really upscale English tea nothing beats Lady Mendel's in Gramercy Park.

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        Rodrigo Dec 14, 2007 09:22 AM

        Tazza (on Henry just off of Atlantic) serves a nice pot of tea. It's relatively quiet. They have other treats as well.

        1. TBird Dec 14, 2007 08:56 AM

          sweet melissa is good, but they can get crazy busy at times. not exactly "not too noisy", according to your timing.
          http://www.sweetmelissapatisserie.com/

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