There’s not really a more perfect time for a cup of tea than a rainy Sunday afternoon. The Lower East Side prepared for just this circumstance with days-old Jujomukti Tea Lounge.
Serving hot (in three categories – classic, challenger and premium) and iced varieties, Jujomukti is strictly about the tea; there’s nothing to nibble on and concessions to coffee lovers extend only to flagging robust, super-caffeinated blends.
The teas are delicately fragrant with a taste that does not, thankfully, translate into liquid potpourri, even with the fruity Asian Treasures. If you desire to up the taste or healtfulness of your selection, there’s a list of natural extracts and tinctures.
The staff goes out of their way to be helpful to patrons (a bit sparse on this visit) and passersby alike and they were eager to note that Jujomukti will soon be host to a variety of events, including Bollywood movie nights.
Like the apartment of a recent college graduate, Jujomukti is furnished with some mismatched hand-me-downs, items from those DIY Swedes and lighting from Urban Outfitters. Brick walls and a little bronze paint and curtains help the charm factor. Like the grads it emulates, Jujomukti aspires to “liberation” and “universal freedom” (the meaning behind its name) and also like them, its future holds lots of promise.
Jujomukti Tea Lounge
211 E 4th St (near Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009