New Tea Shop on the Upper West Side

As you walk around the Upper West Side near The Sagamore you will see an abundance of coffee shops. From Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and other local privately own shopped, residents are never short of their choices when it comes to coffee. What about tea though? While tea can be found at many of these places, there aren’t many shops specifically dedicated to the drink. Upper West Siders don’t need to worry anymore, as T2 is now open for business!

Located a quick subway ride downtown from The Sagamore, T2 is on 69th Street and Columbus Avenue. This Australian Tea Shop features over 200 different varieties of tea. Some of the different tea blends they sell include breakfast tea, oolong, green, black, herbal and more. Teas can be purchased in both loose leaf form as well as tea bags.

Some of the top selling teas from this shop include Lemongrass and Ginger loose leaf tea, New York Breakfast, Chai, French Earl Grey, Jade Mountain and Fruitalicious. In addition to all of their yummy teas, the shop also sells several different tea accessories. Gift packages combining tea mugs, ceramic glasses and an assortment of different teas are available if you are stumped on what to get someone for a special occasion. On the go mugs, sauces and more are available in the gift section as well.

Visit their website to learn more about this new shop and all they have to offer. You can also find tips about pairing tea!

Best Coffee Spots on the Upper West Side

It is starting to feel like winter has finally arrived and soon NYC will be getting snow, below freezing temperatures and millions of New Yorkers  not eager to leave the coziness of their apartment. For those times you have to leave home this winter, there is nothing better then a nice hot beverage to accompany you on your NYC journeys. Here is a list of some of the best coffee houses close to The Sagamore where you can grab a hot drink to enjoy on your way out into the cold winter weather.

Joe Coffee (85th and Columbus): With it’s Upper West Side store serving local residents for almost 7 years now, Joe Coffee has great hours, and a great location. Just a few blocks and an avenue from The Sagamore, this shop is open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm. If you need that early morning or late afternoon pick me up, they offer many hot coffee, tea and espresso options.

Edgar’s Cafe (Between 90th and 91st on Amsterdam): Caffe Lattes, macchiatos, cappuccino, espresso, tea; Edgar’s Cafe has it all! This privately owned cafe also offers several food options if you are looking to grab a breakfast treat or lunch on your way, including some delicious hot soup! What makes this spot even more perfect is it is practically next door to The Sagamore, making it the perfect go to spot as residents are running out the door.

Georgia and Aliou’s Tiny Treats Cafe (90th and Amsterdam): This local cafe which has been open for about a year and half is also right next door to The Sagamore and is well known for all their delicious bakery items. Their coffee is underrated however and is a great on the go grab, and you can take a tasty treat with you to pair with your hot drink as well.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (86th and Amsterdam): If you are not too sure what you want, The Coffee Bean has what seems like endless different options of several types of coffee roast and tea flavors. From light to dark and super dark roast coffee, green, black and herbal tea, local residents can find almost anything they can think of. They have many locations all over the city, including this UWS shop just 3 blocks away.

Oren’s Daily Roast (84th and Broadway): A little bit more of a walk bein 5 blocks downtown, Oren’s Daily Roast is a cute local coffee shop perfect for a pit stop to warm up at, or grab something on your way to the subway.

Birch Coffee (97th and Columbus): A little further from The Sagamore, if you are making your way uptown, this is a great stop you can make on your way for a nice warm drink! They also serve some delicious hot chocolate and pastries that are excellent pairing to any beverage you get!