Tea Drunk

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So excited about Tea Drunk in the East Village. Georgia and I headed over to check out this new tea shop recently and I loved it. (Read her post.)

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Both Georgia and I had assumed it would be a tea cafe, but once we got there, found out they don’t serve any food. It’s just straight up tea, and nothing but tea.

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And not just any tea, but pure, high quality Chinese tea. If you’re looking for an authentic Chinese tea experience, this is it.

The menu is multiple pages long, and I wasn’t sure what to get, but the owner, Shunan, walked us though the menu and made suggestions. She knows her tea.

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We ordered a red tea, a Spring 2013 Dian Hong to share. And good thing we did, since we were able to get over 10 steepings out of it.

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Shunan poured the hot water, steeped the tea, and poured it into our tiny three-sip cups for us. Every pour brought out different flavors out of the tea. After the 6th cup, I was feeling very warm and started to feel a little tea drunk.

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When we first got there, we were asked to pick a tea pet. They’re made out of clay and you nourish it with tea. The first steep was poured over the tea pet. I picked a turtle, who I named Norman.

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The Dian Hong we ordered was $29, so it’s not your regular cup of tea pricing, but the entire experience makes it well worth it.

INFO: Tea Drunk | 123 East 7th Street | New York, NY 10009 | 917-573-9936

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