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Steep Trajectory

When you’re not in the mood for a veddy proper hotel tea, consider these newish alternatives.


1. The Tea Gallery
Chinese tea taken seriously, with classes, tastings, and plenty of paraphernalia for sale.
131 Allen St., nr. rivington St.; 212-777-6148

2. Casablanca Tea Room
This atmospheric attempt to re-create Rick’s Café Americain in the back of a Soho clothing store serves Payard pastries, Moroccan tapas, and Sympathy for the Kettle teas.
164 Mercer St., nr. Houston St.; 212-219-8441

3. Bette
From 3 to 5 p.m., Amy Sacco pursues the gallery-going crowd with traditional and champagne teas.
461 W. 23rd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-366-0404

4. Alice’s Tea Cup, Chapter II
A second location with the same quirky charm and popular scones as the Upper West Side flagship.
156 E. 64th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-486-9200


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