Though the Boston Tea Party did not succeed at turning the ocean into an all-you-can-drink caffeine source, it did manage to give fish the jitters for nearly two weeks. Dive into tea nirvana with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of food and loose-leaf tea at Silver Tips Tea Room in Tarrytown.
Silver Tips Tea Room invites patrons to claim their daily allowance of steeped-to-order, loose-leaf teas, including many organic and fair trade varieties, as well as accompanying victuals. Herbal devotees can comb through a selection of more 150 teas, ranging from basic blacks and caffeine-free rooibos to complex oolongs ($2.95+), or choose the summer specialty iced tea of the day ($1.99). The menu boasts filling fare such as the Egg Souchong sandwich, stuffed with eggs marinated in a smoked tea ($7.75), or a vegetarian Marrakesh wrap, which unites lentils with roasted bell peppers, onions, and a sour-cream spread ($9). Succor for the sweet tooth comes in the form of chocolate-truffle mousse ($4.50), iced-chai floats ($4.50), and scones served with clotted English cream and preserves ($5.50). Savvy sippers can also apply this Groupon toward afternoon tea, a royal spread of sandwiches, pots of steeped tea, scones, and dessert ($17–$21). Defying those who think tea is only for people with wayward pinkies, Silver Tips Tea Room foregoes Victorian stuffiness for a welcoming salon atmosphere complete with local artwork and street views.
Silver Tips Tea
Though the experts at Silver Tips Tea take tea seriously, they eschew traditional notions of the Victorian teahouse. Instead, they strive to “democratize” teatime, educating patrons on tea origins and preparation methods, which, at Silver Tips, are meticulous. Staffers scrupulously steep their selection of 150 organic and fair-trade teas to order, carefully gauging steep time and water temperature to ensure an optimal cup. Additionally, they strive to foster a homey, welcoming space, outfitting their pumpkin and honey-wheat walls with local artwork.