From Our Editors
Opened in Bushwick in 2015, Wilson's Tea & Coffee may well be the model for the modern teahouse. Inside, the walls below a white tin ceiling are covered in local art and a serene paint color close to the hue of dried white tea leaves. Outside, additional bars and stools create a patio for the warmer months. Most importantly, though, there is staggering, globetrotting menu of loose-leaf tea varieties from China, India, France, Turkey, and Thailand.
Tea lovers enjoy the housemade blends steeped as is or made into creative drinks, such as a hot matcha latte or an iced Mate Colada—yerba mate and a rooibos with coconut and pineapple flavors. Located near the M train, Wilson's is a convenient morning-commute layover where folks can grab a cup of coffee or a baked good. The spot is known for ham and cheese croissants, scones, biscuits, and bagels smeared with housemade spreads like the bacon and chili cream cheese.