The tea lounge is a lovely large and yet cosy space in Brooklyn where they specialize in serving a huge variety of teas from all over the world. They also have live music on various evenings.
I was performing there last evening. When I walked in, it was a strange feeling to see almost every table seated with people, deeply absorbed in their laptops, making full use of the free wifi provided. I wasn't too
happy about that...
But as I walked to the back of the room, there was a performance area and a little sound system. The host of the evening moved some risers and made up a stage quickly.
By 8.30pm quite a few people came and seated themselves close to the stage. They were the regular visitors for Brooklyn Raga Massive, which is a regular feature on Thursdays. The sound system was surprisingly good and the performance turned out very successful. A small community of people who love Indian classical music and Indian classical students and musicians flock there regularly. And the fare on offer is wonderful. Musicians passing through get a stage as also local musicians. It is a kind of meeting ground.
The teas on offer are very many. And iced as well as piping hot. The staff behind the tea bar were very friendly. And took pride in the brews they were serving. The baked goodies were really delicious too.
I will certainly visit this place each time I pass through NYC!