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  1. openings
    New York’s First Yerba Mate Bar Will Open in BrooklynA trio of women will debut Porteñas this weekend.
  2. the dish
    New York’s Best Tearoom Has a New Taiwanese-Inspired MenuTé Company is now serving spicy peanuts, preserved kumquats, and this hearty bowl of lu rou fan, the rustic pork-sauce-over-rice dish.
  3. openings
    A New NYC Tea Bar Specializes in Rare Oolong and Matcha BeerAt 29B, specialty teas and inventive cocktails are the main draws.
  4. The Absolute Best Tearooms in New YorkSitting down for tea should feel like a luxurious (yet affordable) escape. These are the places in New York that get it right.
  5. oy
    RIP, Matcha, the Ancient Delicacy That America Has RuinedIt’s now inside beer, babka, chicken liver, and beauty products.
  6. Empire Building
    Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks Are Joining ForcesThey’ll sell bottled Teavana tea, but can Budweiser Frappuccinos really be that far behind?
  7. the strategist
    12 Beautiful Mugs to Make Your Tea Taste Even BetterThe best teas taste even better out of a really great mug. 
  8. the strategist
    The 30 Best TeasAccording to people who drink the stuff obsessively. 
  9. Interviews
    Why NYC’s Newest Tea Destination Is All About Oolong“I’m from Taiwan, and that’s what we’re known for. We make beautiful oolongs.”
  10. Grub Guides
    Modern Matcha: Where to Drink (and Eat) New York’s Latest ObsessionLattes, cocktails, pastries, and more.
  11. Openings
    Take a Look at America’s First Matcha BarIt’s in Williamsburg.
  12. Coming Soon
    Lollicup Bringing Boba Tea and Squid Balls to SawtelleThe boba and milk tea specialist had its start in San Gabriel before expanding to China and the greater U.S.
  13. Light and Sweet
    East Village Percolates With a Record Number of Coffee ShopsStand-alone locations and small chains aren’t doing so poorly, too.
  14. Mea Cuppa
    Darjeeling Tea Offered E.U.-Protected StatusThe crop accounts for about 1 percent of India’s annual two-billion-pound output.
  15. Waiter Rant
    And Now, Even More Ways to Get Your Server to Hate YouOrdering hot tea is a pretty good start.
  16. Video Feed
    See Zadie Smith’s Brother Bug Out Over a Bad Cup of TeaWatch Ben “Doc Brown” Smith’s angry rap about a subpar hot-beverage experience.
  17. Cafe Culture
    Introducing Tea Bar, Possibly the City’s First Tea and Kombucha CaféSix kombuchas and fifteen free-trade teas.
  18. Tea
    L’Espalier Now Has a Tea SommelierRenowned tea expert Cynthia Gold joins the L’Espalier team.
  19. Menus
    Cafe Livre et Le Marche Brings Tea-Smoked Rillettes and Tea-Infused AguasFarid Zadi is opening a new garden patio for tea-infused dishes and fermented Chinese tea.
  20. Tea-tini
    DavidsTea Is Here to Warm Throats and HeartsWelcome to America.
  21. Nonstaurants
    Tell Tale Preserve and Naivetea Join Forces for Monthly Afternoon TeaKettle Whistle: a revolving afternoon tea service from William Werner, Lawrence Lai and Ann Lee.
  22. Foodievents
    All Things Tea Celebrated at Royal/TTea classes, tea tastings, and even a tea movie will be on display this weekend.
  23. Openings
    Will They Call It Physical GraffiTea?The iconic ‘Physical Graffiti’ building gets a tea shop.
  24. Menu Changes
    What to Eat at Harney & Sons SohoThere are scones, yes, but also lapsang gravlax on rice crackers, tea ice cream, and “tea cheese.”
  25. Empire Building
    Vanille De Patisserie Coming to Santa MonicaOwner Howard Chai’s specialty is brewing tea using an espresso machine.
  26. Mediavore
    Disney Hostess Sent Home for Wearing Hijab; Andre Ethier Grills 500 Dodger DogsA young woman sues the entertainment giant for discrimination and the Dodger’s number-one foodie serves Downtown’s Union Rescue Mission.
  27. Openings
    Cups & Chairs Tea Cafe Opens in Queen VillageThe new cafe offers 59 different teas form around the world.
  28. Time for Tea
    h.wood Teams with Chado to Debut Loose Leaf Tea LineRetail space will open June 8th in the Tea Room.
  29. Openings
    Meet Your Matcha: Japanese Tea House Pops Up in SohoGet ready for iced teas mixed in martini shakers.
  30. Freebies
    How to Get Free Bottled Drinks at Coffee BeanFull-size coffee and tea products will be given away to close out April.
  31. Food Politics
    Where to Drink Coffee Near the Tea PartyWatch the Tea Party, drink coffee.
  32. Mediavore
    Michelle Wie Gets McDonalds Endorsement Deal; Smucker Cutting 15% of WorkforceA 20-year old golfer gets a fast food commercial contract and a famous jam-maker is slashing 700 jobs.
  33. Brunch
    What to Eat at The Bazaar’s Bigger Brunch, Now at TresJose Andres expands his morning menu but is no longer serving brunch inside of The Bazaar.
  34. Food Politics
    Tea Party Identity PoliticsThe political movement makes life difficult for the steeped-leaves enthusiasts.
  35. Alice’s Restaurant
    Alice in Wonderland Meets Royal/TA Lewis Carroll-themed tea set is being sold in Culver City.
  36. Mediavore
    Seinfeld Star Shills for Jenny Craig; $177,000 Tuna Protested in HongJason Alexander becomes a Jenny Craig model and a record-breaking tuna is boycotted.
  37. Trimmings
    New Look and Sakura Sushi Rock One Life in Santa MonicaSanta Monica’s One Life gets an invigorating new look.
  38. Tea Time
    Coffee Bean’s Tea Buyer David De Candia on The Art of TeaCoffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s tea buyer tells us how to develop our tea knowledge.
  39. Trends
    Tea: So Hot Right Now?A “tea sommelier” is trying to position the brewed stuff as the new wine.
  40. Openings
    What to Eat at Syrup Desserts, Open DowntownSyrup Desserts has opened to satisfy Downtown L.A.’s sweet tooth.
  41. Menus
    Coffee Bean Announces New FlavorsFall flavors to be expressed in new drinks by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
  42. Tea
    Dan Cong Oolong Hides in Palos VerdesSpecialty teas and rare brewing blossom in an average strip mall in Palos Verdes.
  43. Back of the House
    Latest ‘Top Chef’ Departee Feels Like a New York Knick“I will never in my life surround myself with such negativity,” says the latest cheftestant to leave the show.
  44. Openings
    Dessert Award Winner to Bring Her Cookies to Gramercy The winner of Tuesday’s Golden Scoop award for Best Bakery Recipe is coming to Gramercy soon — not that there’s a connection. Kelli Bernard of Amai Tea and Bake House says that plans have been in the works for her new retail bakery and tea house for a while. But the wait is over. “We’re going to open in two months, in early August,” she tells us from Alaska, where she’s currently on vacation. The signature item, naturally, looks to be her prize-winning green-tea sweet, a kind of sugar cookie made with matcha, the tea used in traditional Japanese ceremonies.