This September, you can wander through a labyrinth of tea and taste matcha under cherry blossoms at Room For Tea. We attended the kickoff event back in August. We are excited to tell you about NYC’s first immersive art pop-up dedicated to all things tea. This limited experience in Soho runs through September 22, so be sure to grab your tickets soon.
Room for Tea is a 40 minute multi-sensory journey that features five tea inspired scenic rooms and 18 visual highlights. This immersive experience includes art installations by female artists. First we entered the Summer BOBA Court Room, where all of our bubble tea dreams came true. The room was filled with pink tapioca inspired bubble tea balls and a giant milk carton.
Next we walked through the Labyrinth of Tea, where we passed through layers of red curtains. There’s also a 40-min tea ceremony that allows you to experience tea in a tea house. If you want to participate in the tea ceremony, be sure to purchase the tickets that include the ceremony.
After the labriynth, we walked into a side room entitled “Mint Tea Secret Box.” Of course we hopped in and snapped some shots.
Next we walked into the “Matcha under Cherry Blossom” room. You’ll need to take your shoes off or wear shoe covers to get into this Instagramworthy room. Cherry blossom flowers are everywhere, so make sure to snap some shots while throwing them in the air.
We walked upstairs to the Milk Tea Metropolis. This urban chic room is filled with electric, bright lights that are inspired by the streets of Hong Kong.
The last stop on the tour is the tea bar, where you can choose a unique bubble tea flavor, provided by the shop of the day. Kanchana choose mango lychee, while the rest of us choose a passion fruit flavor.
You can get your dose of tea until September 22nd. Tickets need to purchased in advance and are for a specific date and time. Tickets are $23 or $33 with the tea ceremony and free for children under 4. A tree will be planted with each ticket purchase.
A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water –Eleanor Roosevelt