Relax here: Teany reopens on the LES



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Good news for fans of a warm brew: LES tea haven Teany (90 Rivington St between Orchard and Ludlow Sts; 212-475-9190, finally reopened for business yesterday, after a fire in the building forced it to shut down ten months ago.

Last-minute restorations and ongoing staff training will result in a limited menu until Friday of this week, reports Teany manager and co-owner Naim Mokadmini. But as of now, you can enjoy salads, sandwiches (minus the grilled farmhouse cheddar toasts) and soups from the old menu—as well as the cafe's extensive selection of more than 100 teas. Sit back with a cup of genmai-cha ($5.50/1oz), or a house-blended chai latte ($3.50), and watch the day go by.

Moby originally owned the vegetarian teahouse, but it briefly closed in 2006, only to open weeks later under new management. Ten months ago, a fire on the second floor of the building spread to the storefront, causing enough damage to keep loving customers away for almost a year. But recent signs of life on Rivington Street got people talking, and sure enough, Teany officially reopened yesterday at around noon. So go get that tea while it's hot!

See also: The best teahouses in NYC

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