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The Chinatown tea shop has added a new item to their menu. It’s a take on the Shanghainese soup, yanduxian, a warm dish usually eaten during the spring when fresh bamboo shoots are available. Their version contains pork belly, cured Chinese ham, bamboo shoots, and bean curd knots, and is available for pickup and delivery through their website.
Each dish made by this modern Chinatown tea shop is associated with good luck, fortune, wealth, and health. Their Lunar New Year set costs $55 and includes one traditional radish cake filled with Chinese sausage and mushrooms, one brown sugar rice cake made with dried longan fruit a tea ceremony, and their new Steep tote bag. Order through their website for pickup Thursday, February 11th through Saturday, February 13th.
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“Yes, the takeaway from Get Out is that being a person of color in America oftentimes feels like being in a horror movie. I get that. I think it’s genius. I would have given Jordan Peele the Best Original Screenplay Oscar a second time if I could. So when Catherine Keener sends Daniel Kaluuya to the Sunken Place with a cup of tea, the correct response probably isn’t “When was the last time I had a good cup?” But if you’re like me, place an order at Steep. This modern tea house in Chinatown serves a variety of loose-leaf teas like green tangerine pu-erh, shan lin xi oolong, and spring snail green tea, as well as pre-made versions of their blacks, greens, and oolongs for those who don’t have a strainer. If you’re hungry, they also have Taiwanese dishes to go, like braised pork rice with a marinated egg and pork butter with beef broth. Order directly from their website for takeout.” - KH
With its sleek, all-white interiors and monochrome furniture, this Chinatown tea shop looks more like a Muji showroom than a place to eat and drink, but don’t be mistaken - Steep is serving some of the highest quality teas around. Now available for delivery/takeout on their site they’re offering a variety of unique loose-leaf teas like spring snail green tea and spring in Bulang pu-erh, as well as a freshly brewed options, for those without a strainer (or patience). If you’re feeling hungry, they also have a few Taiwanese dishes like braised pork rice bowls, clear broth noodle soup with beef shank, and radish cakes.