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A New Leaf

Considering tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, A New Leaf Tea Emporium has got you covered. Located at 152 Seventh St, Garden City, A New Leaf is a cozy tea shop with an upscale vibe. It's warm interior with wood decor, trendy wall tiles and ample tables and chairs may give you the feeling of walking into your own kitchen- as well as your living room. I don't know about you but those are the two rooms in my house that I love the most! I appreciate their set up of tables and chairs vs couches. It's comfortable but less casual than the plush couches and chairs that you find in most coffee houses. I'm kind of over wanting to feel like I'm in an episode of Friends anyway. That's so.... [whatever decade that was...].

The teas smell fabulous and their names are very enticing- Bourbon Street Vanilla, Creme Brulee Mint, Nutcracker, Rocky Horror Spice, Golden Monkey, Blue Sapphire, etc... The gracious owner, Kimberly, brings the tea canisters to you so you can sniff their aroma before choosing your brew. There are too many teas to count and it was a tough call but I went with the Nutcracker. With a little bit of honey, it was fantastic although the most interesting sounding may have been the wine-inspired teas such as White Champagne Raspberry and Assam Cabernet. Next time...

There is also a nice selection of scones and cookies as well as delicious jams from Sarabeth's- one of my all time fave brunch places in NYC. Plus, there are some cute items that would make great gifts- tea cups with their own lids (I normally place a small saucer on my mug to keep my tea warm at home but a ceramic lid that matches and perfectly fits the mug would be much nicer), tea travel mugs, unique tea pots and tea sets. I've always thought that an interesting tea pot on your stovetop is a fun item to have in the kitchen rather than a traditional looking one that everyone has. My latest pot was made entirely of clear glass with a funky blue ball on top which was the knob for the lid, but I digress...

Some major pluses about A New Leaf- friendly and informative staff, a serious selection of teas, unique gift items, comfortable atmosphere- all good reasons to go back and try a different tea. I will definitely be making a trip back very soon. 

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