Radiance Tea House & Books

Restaurants, Tea rooms Midtown West
4 out of 5 stars
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Radiance Tea House & Books
Radiance Tea House & Books

This shrine to the culture and history of tea offers traditional hour-long Chinese-style ceremonies, where you’ll get to sample three brews ($35). Radiance also hosts regular group tastings (you’ll try white, green, oolong, black and herbal infusions while nibbling mochi treats) that will teach you how to properly steep a pot at home ($15). Or simply drop in for a cup—there are more than 100 varieties, organized by country of origin—while thumbing through books about tea written in English and Chinese.


Venue name: Radiance Tea House & Books
Address: 158 W 55th St
New York
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 11am–8pm
Transport: Subway: N, Q, R, W to 57th St (Seventh Ave); F to 57th St (Sixth Ave); N, R to 53rd St
Price: Average pot of tea $7. Amex, MC, V
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This tea house is a beacon of light in a NYC neighborhood where cheap food is difficult to come by.  Radiance Tea House offers several kinds of tea for a reasonable price, and the environment is so warm and welcoming you can spend a ton of time here.  If you love tea, get a pot for two just for yourself - the cups are a lot smaller than a typical mug and you'll definitely drink it all!