Yaya is one of my favorite tea houses in Chinatown.
Yaya was orginally on Hester street but recently moved right by the Manhattan bridge on Chrystie street. Why I love Yaya is because they freshly brew all of their tea. There is a flavor here for everyone.
Mindy is the young business owner behind this operation. She gives Yaya a personal touch by creating drinks named after her customers. Today, I had tea with my girlfriend Trang, so I tried what is known as the "Trangster" here. It's basically a combination of mango, green tea, with tapioca stars. YUM!
51 CHRYSTIE STREET
NEW YORK, NY 212.226.8803 http://www.yayatea.com