Lecturing your dachshund nonstop on the pros and cons of converting your front yard into a Pat Sajak–themed mini-golf course is bound to make you thirsty after a while. Today's Groupon offers the superb moistener for dry throats and mouths: for $7, you get $15 worth of tea, pastries, and more at Lola’s Tea House, in Pelham.
A tranquil oasis for New York’s busiest businessers, Lola’s serves stressed-out urbanites a menu full of loose-leaf tea, pristine pastries, and taste-bud-taming sandwiches. Lola’s features a calm, relaxing atmosphere, and its expert baristas can thoroughly transform tangled tea leaves into body-bolstering beverages. Pick from more than 30 varieties of tea, served in two-cup pots ($4.50–$5.50) or four-cup pots ($6–$7.50), including regal Earl Grey and tongue-tingling peppermint. The Obama 44 blend combines Kenyan black tea, apple, mango, and cinnamon into a patriotic potion fit for laryngitis-riddled lobbyists or groggy bald eagles. Chomping into a chicken-curry sandwich ($7.50) or sweet scone ($2–$2.25) helps maintain the 20% of human tissue not composed of water, tea, or Gatorade. Appease Anglophile appetites with traditional English tea service ($25 per person) that includes tea, scones, finger sandwiches, and dessert.
The New York Times, the Journal News, and Hungry Travels all positively reviewed Lola's Tea House. Zagat and Gayot reviewed Lola's as well. Three Yelpers give the business an average of four stars, and 71% of Urbanspooners like it.
- It isn’t often that one can combine homeyness with a bit of escapism. But at Lola’s Tea House, a new salon in Pelham, themed afternoon teas allow customers to do just that. – Emily DeNitto, New York Times
- I’m not a huge tea aficionado, but this was just great. Very, very subtle. – Doug Yuan, Hungry Travels