Radiance Tea House & Books in New York, New York
Very knowledgeable staff. Technically a bookstore that serves tea and light lunch. Feels undiscovered despite being in midtown just off 6th Ave.
The Tea Box at Takashimaya in New York, New York
This is probably my favorite place for lunch and tea in midtown. Not as expensive as one might think. The staff is friendly, the food delicious, and a nice selection of teas. The cafe is located in the basement of Takashimaya, and is fairly small. Gets crowded quickly. There is also a shop connected to the cafe that sells the teas served at the cafe, as well as tea pots and cups. Prices in the shop are expensive.
Himalaya Teahouse in Astoria, New York
An ok selection of teas. I’ve only been once, the place is usually closed when I walk by.