4 Ways to Discover Why NYC Tea is the Best


New Yorkers love their coffee, but there are plenty of spots for NYC tea in the afternoon. Whether you’re looking for something classic, fancy or laidback, Hotel 48LEX has you covered.

The Lounge at Hotel 48LEX

Stay at Hotel 48LEX and be transported daily to Britain in The Lounge. With our afternoon NYC tea service, you can enjoy a range of London-based Newby Teas as well as a selection of light bites, including avocado toast and tuna tartare tacos. Learn more about our Modern Tea selection as well as a full menu of tea flavors.

The Russian Tea Room

For more than 80 years, The Russian Tea Room has served elegance, culture and fine cuisine along with Russian classics like borscht, caviar and vodka. The flashy, opulent setting was first opened in 1927, and has since been immortalized in countless films and TV shows.

Tea and Sympathy

Stocked with eclectic snacks and accessories from across the pond, Tea and Sympathy is like stepping out of Manhattan and into London. Beyond afternoon tea, head here for British comfort food like shepherd’s pie, sticky toffee pudding, and scones with clotted cream and jam.

Alice’s Tea Cup

This Upper East Side tea house is New York’s most whimsical. Not just for the afternoon, the all-day menu serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, plus more than 100 teas and plenty of eclectic tchotchkes that make for a quirky and original experience.

Ready to discover why NYC has some of the best tea houses in the world? Be a 48LEX insider and book our exclusive rate to get our guaranteed lowest rate.

Photo courtesy of Newby Teas London.