08 MAY

Press Tea Closes After Circling the Drain

Press Tea | 7th Ave S (Perry St) | West Village

We were never fans of the signature drinks at Press Tea, but the elegant Apartment Therapy-style living room was appealing, so we’d use it as a place to meet friends or read. Their schtick involved preparing pre-ground tea in a modified espresso machine, producing drinks that were bitter and astringent.

However, the last time we visited, they had jumped on the crossover Asian cuisine bandwagon, dishing out bad Asian “tacos,” cramming a full kitchen counter into the small space but losing the charm conferred by the interior design in the process.

Apparently this was a desperation move; according to Eater, they have closed.

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