Tea leaves are popular for their restorative properties, as they can calm souls with chamomile lullabies and soothe wallets with department-store-sale predictions. Sip a calming forecast with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $10 worth of bistro fare and drinks at Tea Leaf Cafe in Amherst.
The charming, spacious Tea Leaf Cafe infuses palate-pleasing tastes and nose-tickling aromas with a large menu of premium teas imported from around the globe. More than 25 flavors of bubble tea ($3.25/regular, $3.95/large), served hot, iced, or as a smoothie, equalize tapioca deficits when peach, honeydew, pineapple, mango, and other flavors dance across tongues and fill stomachs with their sweet nectar. Satiate voracious appetites with plates of handmade dumplings ($4.75–$5.50) and spring rolls ($4.25) while relaxing with a book on the plush leather couches under the fairy houses masquerading as hanging lights. Friendly tea baristas also whip up Italian desserts and espresso-bar drinks, such as the sweet or white-chocolate moccaccino ($3.75). Tea Leaf Cafe keeps its doors open late at night, serving coffee and tea to bistro fanatics and on-the-wagon vampires weaning off blood.