All Kinds of Tea at Sanctuary T

All Kinds of Tea at Sanctuary T

A tea-infused cocktail

Last week, I attended an event at Sanctuary T, a restaurant and tea bar in SoHo. The cozy, windowed space consists of a few tables, a bar and shelves of packaged tea and accessories on the back wall. Behind the bar, you’ll find the usual—liquor, soda, coffee—and the unique: an array of teas, which are available straight or mixed with alcohol for tea-infused cocktails.

I tried one of each. The cocktail I chose was a special for the day’s happy hour: chai-spiced bourbon with bitters and ginger ale. The chai gave the drink a cinnamon flavor, which felt perfect for fall. I also tried the tiramisu tea, based solely on my curiosity about a cake-flavored beverage. Though this tea really tastes like cake, it wasn’t too sweet. If sweet’s what you’re looking for, each cup comes with a side of rock candy in lieu of sugar.

Crostini with figs, ricotta and almonds

While the name of the restaurant suggests Sanctuary T is known for their tea, their food is just as good. I tried a few small bites, including mouth-wateringly savory shrimp tempura, fluffy lavender-glazed tea cakes and just-sweet-enough crostini with figs, ricotta and almonds. Their dinner menu also looks appetizing with options like truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and beef ricotta meatballs.

For more information, visit

Add new comment