Its a cold winter for New York this year. To counter the dip in temperature, warm layers of clothing and hot beverages are the best way to get by as visitors soak in the New York experience. Its the perfect weather to savour some tea in the city from hotels to tea parlours, aesthetically pleasing modern venues to specialty leaf purveyors you will find all sorts of establishments in the city. And for visitors from India, who like it with milk and sugar, dont fret as you will find your style in at least one of these establishments
Afternoon tea at the Palm Court is as New York as it gets. An iconic destination for over a century, they have a new tea collaboration. In honour of the Downton Abbey Exhibition, one can order the Downton Abbey The Exhibitionist Tea, which is a custom blend from Sri Lanka, for the afternoon tea along with scones and pastries. It will be available throughout January.
High tea in the Pembrooke Room is rooted in elegance and ritual. A reminiscent of an European tea salon, afternoon tea at this hotel is an exquisite experience. Enjoy a steaming cup along with frosted petit fours and warm scones with Devonshire cream at this elegant hotel.
Crosby Street Hotel (Firmdale Hotels)
Savour your warm cup of tea all day long in the Crosby Bar or outdoor terrace. For vegans, this is one of the best places to head to as they serve afternoon tea with gluten free, sugar free and of course, vegan options. Its ideal for travellers with dietary restrictions. The serve similar options at the Whitby Hotel too.
Two E at the Pierre (a Taj Hotel) offers a legendary afternoon tea. If you love tea, this is the place to be Paired with in-house fresh scones and clotted cream, finger sandwiches and jam Two E serves a variety of black, green and herbal loose teas.
Lady Mendls Tea Salon
The teacup-engraved plaque on the brownstone faade draws you in when youre at New Yorks historical Gramercy Park. The whimsical parlour offers an opulent five-course tea and travellers will love the dcor
Tea and Sympathy
Serving British comfort foods since 1991, you can be assured of a great cup of tea when you find yourself at Greenwich Avenue. Go for their traditional afternoon high tea or just drop in to sip on some of their herbal teas that are heavenly.
McNultys Tea & Coffee Co. Inc
If you want rare teas in the West Village, you know where to go Serving customers since 1895, McNultys is a New York institution and well worth a visit. The charming old fashioned shop has a wonderful aroma and their loose teas are much in demand.
Cha Cha Matcha
The Instragram-worthy matcha-centric tea shop is a darling on social media. Their pink and green dcor go well with the matcha or Japanese green tea that is served.
Alices Tea Cup
The whimsical tea house opened in 2001 and has been a favourite among locals and travellers alike. Enjoy you hot tea with scones, jams, clotted cream, sandwiches, and cookies or indulge in some proper caf-style grub to pair with the hot beverage