Bosie Tea Parlor

When Bosie opened last year, I was delighted to see another tea parlor that served afternoon tea near me. I’ve been a few times since they opened, for both tea service and for lunch and yesterday, I stopped in for a relaxing afternoon tea.

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SETTING: ★★★☆☆
It’s a good sized tea parlor with about eight tables. It’s a great place to work with a laptop for an hour or two (but only during the work week until 6PM) or meet friends for a chat over tea. The atmosphere is relaxed, but it’s not where you’ll find plush seating and with white-glove service since it’s not a place strictly for afternoon tea.

SERVICE: ★★★★
Nice, friendly and warm service.

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TEA & TEA SELECTION: ★★★★★
Bosie is a tea parlor so their tea selection is fairly large and they’re from their own tea company, L’Age de Thé. I had the hojicha which was steeped and strained in a two-cup teapot before it gets to the table. The good – tea tastes the same from the first sip to the last. No bitterness from the tea sitting in the teapot by the time you get to the last pour. The bad – no refills of hot water to get more mileage out of the tea. The hojicha from Bosie and Cha-An are my favorites.

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SAVORIES: ★★★★

SCONES: ★★★★★

SWEETS: ★★★☆☆
No tiered trays here, but everything comes out at once in two rectangular ceramic plates. Tea sandwiches in one and scones and sweets on the other.

When ordering tea service, you select three tea sandwiches out of the five on the menu and pick two macarons from their selection in the refrigerated case. I went with the egg salad, the curry chicken and smoked salmon tea sandwiches. They were all really good and were made to order.

Served with jam and clotted cream in cute glass containers, the sugar scones were perfect in size but were room temperature. I wish they had been warmed up. However, they tasted excellent.

As for sweets, you get the two macarons and two mini tea cakes. Macarons were ok, but I’ve mentioned before, no one beats Ladurée’s so I focused more on the tea cakes. Taste-wise, the tea cakes were great but the enjoyment was lessened by the fact they they were served a bit cold, like they came out of the refrigerated case. It would have been much better if they had been served room temperature, or even better, warm.

OVERALL: ★★★★
It’s not a traditional afternoon tea service, but it’s great if you’re looking for something casual.

LOCATION: Bosie Tea Parlor | 10 Morton Street between Bleecker & 7th Ave. | New York, NY 10014 | 212.352.9900
AFTERNOON TEA HOURS: All day
COST: Tea service for one ($27), for two ($51)

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7 Comments

  • Michele P
    6 years ago

    I'm so glad you did this review. I've been looking for tea places to take my three year old daughter instead of just Alice's Tea Cup, which we've been to a few times since she was two. This seems affordable, relaxed and something new for us. Thank you!

  • 6 years ago

    I really wish we had a nice tea shop in my city but alas no luck! The best I can get is high tea at a hotel in Amsterdam and that is always VERY expensive and not many vegan options.

    I love your little tea cup ratings, adorable!

  • Hi Michele, it's not as geared to kids nor as cutesy as Alice's Tea Cup, but I think you'll both like it especially since it's so casual.

    Hi Celeste, even in NYC, there's only one tea place I know that's vegan so I can see how it may be hard to find elsewhere. Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment!

  • Helen L.
    6 years ago

    This place looks great! I'll have to try it.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    6 years ago

    Hi Helen,

    It's not too far from you either!

  • Stephanie
    5 years ago

    My favorite tea shop in the city, not just for the food (especially the full-size sweets) but how they treat tea. They heat the water to each tea's proper temperature, and I really appreciate that it's brewed and strained before it's served. Almost no one here seems to know how to correctly make tea, and it's a blessing for this tea geek to find a place that does.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    5 years ago

    Hi Stephanie, totally agree with you on how well tea is prepared at Bosie. The tea is good from the first sip to the last.

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