I’ve been addicted to this tea boutique lately, and it’s only going to get worse when they open up shop near my apartment on 1st and 34th.
Beyond playing an engaging roll around each of its local communities and its long list of monthly “ChariTea” partnerships, simply put, their teas are delicious. Argo-unique blends, one-of-a-kind concoctions, all within a lounge-friendly setting, makes it somewhat of a Starbucks of the tea world, sans the impersonal byproduct of over-commercialization.
I’ve managed to try the Red Velvet, Mate Laté, Teapuccino, Earl Grey Chai, Chocolate Chai, Ginger Twist, Chocolate Mint, and Coconut Bubble Tea over the past couple weeks. I won’t say I’m in love with every one of them, but each has such a distinct, unrivaled flavor, that it’s safe to say there’s something here for everyone.
So far, mine’s the chocolate chai. The chocolate isn’t a heavy mocha powder or chocolate syrup, but rather a lighter herbal base. This, combined with chai makes the drink actually pretty refreshing, contrary to what I expected. Anyone leaning more toward the coffee side of caffeine would appreciate the Teapuccnio or Mate Laté. For something fruitier, the Tea Sangria and Carolina Honey have been huge hits, just based on the 12 hours I’ve spent here the last two days.
Their tea bites are lightly scrumptious as well. On the sweeter side, get the apple turnover or raspberry rugelach, and make sure to have them warm it up. For something savory, their bite-size paninis are great midday snacks.
But whatever blend or bite that might float your boat, I feel the Chicago-based Argo is already making a splash in the New York City scene. And with a health-conscious theme behind its menu items and Spring well on its way, you’ll definitely be seeing these colorful Argo cups all over the city sidewalks soon.