Afternoon tea[infobox subtitle=”(In NYC)” bg=”pink” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]Where to Tea[/infobox] Hi, y’all! Happy Thursday!

This week we thought we’d bring back a little warmth to the oh-so-cold weather with a list of 5 amazingly awesome places to have tea.

Sometimes, when the home brewing doesn’t cut it, or when you need that little extra pampering, it’s okay to stuff your face with scones, finger sandwiches, bite-sized pastries, and exotic teas from places on your bucket list.

A cup of tea a day keeps the stress away! If it doesn’t, you’re in some big doo-doo. Ha! We kid! But not really.

You know what they say: Alcohol is to liquid courage as tea is to liquid wisdom. Drink up, ladies! That Genmaicha might just be what you need to cure that work-induced headache.

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 The Palm Court @ The Plaza Hotel

Make like Eloise and sip with your pinky up! Have tea at the Plaza because it’s the iconic, pricey, and ultra pampering thing to do.

Tea Service: The New Yorker Tea ($65 per person), The Champagne Tea ($105 per person), or the Eloise Tea ($55 per person).

Experience: Scones, sandwiches and savories, and pastries to boot! Prepared to be stuffed. The best part? Walk off the carbs, if you can, with a stroll through central park.

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Alice’s Tea Cup, Upper West Side


Channel your inner Alice (or Mad Hatter). This place is wonderland.

Tea Service: The Nibble ($25 – tea for one), The Mad Hatter ($45 – tea for two), The Jabberwocky ($60 – tea for more than two).

Experience: They have three tea shops total, we’re recommending the original but the two subsequent ones on the Upper East Side are just as amazing. Scones vary depending on the day’s  variety. If you can, be sure to try the bacon and cheese one!

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Cha-An Japanese Tea House, East Village


One step into this teashop and you’ll feel like you’re worlds away in Japan.

Tea Service: Pick between their savory lunch and dinner sets ($13-$24) and add on their three course dessert sampler ($20).

Experience: Quiet and Simple. It’s really the perfect place to spend any afternoon. Remember, cash only!

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Tea & Sympathy, Greenwich Village


A quintessential corner of England in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Tea Service: Afternoon tea for one ($35).

Experience: In terms of à la carte, they’ve got classics like: bangers ‘n mash, shepherd’s pie, welsh rarebit, and roast beef with Yorkshire pudding.

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Bosie Tea Parlor, West Village

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Look no further for you classic french tearoom.

Tea Service: The Bosie Tea Service ($29 for one, $55 for two), The Champagne Tea Service ($45 for one, $85 for two), and The Chef’s Tea Service ($120 for two).

Experience: Try their prolific selection of macarons! We like the Yuzu but we know the PB&J is a customer fave!

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Have some of your own favorite tea places? Let us know!