Xuan Tea features 19 seats at a long bar, as well as tables in the back and free WiFi for those who want to get work done.
The menu is not posted online yet but will be available soon, according to Xuan Tea's owner Keqi Meng, who said the past week has been a soft opening phase.
Food, such as tea eggs — flavorful hard boiled eggs boiled in hot tea and "tea porridge," which Meng said is rice infused with tea water — will be added in the future.
Xuan Tea brews a wide variety of teas — green, white, yellow, oolong — starting at $4 a cup.
Loose leaf tea at Xuan Tea [Photos by DNAinfo/Alisa Hauser]
Will Quanstrom pours "Oriental Beauty" hot tea for customers.
A cold cup of Oriental Beauty tea, one of four varieties available and a sign encouraging tea over coffee.
A tea toast at Xuan Tea.