Chinatown – Brooklyn – 59th to 64th Street

The final stretch of 8th Avenue in Brooklyn’s Chinatown brings more tea and plenty of amazing desserts. Tsaocaa Tea 773 59th street This tea shop was beautiful. Clean lines, modern look, a fair amount of seating. It is just off the Avenue (towards 7th Ave) so it is a bit quieter. Walk up the stairs, grab a seat and enjoy a lovely well brewed cup of tea. Tiger Sugar 5903 8th ave A tea shop with a 45 minute wait for a cup of tea? I went by during their opening week in Brooklyn and they were releasing the Brown… Read More

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Chinatown – Brooklyn – 56th to 58th Street

Mudflow Tea House Bubble Tea   5602 8th ave This tea shop had a clean, modern look. The tea is fresh and the Matcha comes from Japan. The frappes are very filling. The Brown Sugar Milk teas are served upside down so you can see the items flow and mix together. The Mocha Mud Frappe is a wonderful blend of coffee and chocolate! This is the only location at this time. If you are going, let me know, I’ll come along. I want to try the Panda Coffee. Dragon Bay Bakery 57-11 8th Ave You can only drink so much tea… Read More

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Chinatown – Brooklyn – 50th to 55th Street

Macao Imperial Tea 54-01 8th ave I went into this tiny store front and ordered the seasonal “Pink Girl” iced tea. This was frothy and sweet. There was no description, sometimes you just have to order by name. It turned out to be a blended strawberry milk tea with a fresh strawberry puree. It was pretty filling. Macao does a series of seasonal teas.  Right now they do have one of the VERY popular brown sugar milk teas that are popping up at many tea shops. They have locations in Brooklyn, Flushing Queens, K-Town in Manhattan and soon in Chinatown… Read More

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Chinatown – Brooklyn – 40th to 50th street

The northern part of 8th Avenue has a few stores for the community like laundromats, hardware stores and dollar stores. The bustle of the area closest to the subway station has not reached here. I had walked a long way (sometimes I just wander) and wanted something to drink. At 46th street on 8th Avenue I came across The Lorax. A small corner shop advertising frozen yogurt and smoothies. I loved the name so I stopped in. The store was set up like a 16 Handles, you got a cup and filled it with frozen yogurt from one of the… Read More

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