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Sustainable Tea Business in New York City

by takchi11 » Apr 7th, '11, 08:16

Because of the economy and expensive leasing in NewYork City, it's sad to see tea shops closed. Last year, ITO EN, Takashiyama and T Salon were all closed up. As a consumer, I picked up some excellenet teas and teawares at a big discount.

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Re: Sustainable Tea Business in New York City

by Chip » Apr 7th, '11, 22:29

It can be done, but might be pretty challenging in the higher rent districts.

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Re: Sustainable Tea Business in New York City

by chingwa » Apr 8th, '11, 18:54

Yes it was a sad year for tea in nyc. Still there's cha'an on 9th and Radiance teahouse on 55th. Also heard of a new korean tea cafe called Franchia open on Park and 34th, but haven't checked it out yet...

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Re: Sustainable Tea Business in New York City

by wyardley » Apr 8th, '11, 19:20

chingwa wrote:Also heard of a new korean tea cafe called Franchia open on Park and 34th, but haven't checked it out yet...
Franchia's been around for quite a while now. It's the same owners as Hangawi.

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