Afternoon Tea

It’s tea time! We’ve featured the Hockus Kocis blog before, but this picture is just too good to ignore…

Who said foam art was reserved for coffee?

This Urth Caffé green tea latte was made by adding milk and sugar to regular green tea and then putting foam on top like you would with a latte. Thanks to evilmidori for adding the photograph to flickr, and challenging some assumptions along the way!

Urth Caffé: Green tea latte

British food takes Manhattan

We’re part of a movement here at Tea & Sympathy. Food and lifestyle journalist Katy Salter interviewed Nicky as an expat bringing the best of British food to Manhattan.


With Sean’s black cab sitting outside, and the interiors covered in nostalgic memorabilia, from regal teapots to signed photos of the EastEnders cast, this small block is New York’s own little Britain. ‘I don’t miss much about the UK,’ says Nicky ‘but I do miss M&S food. It’s the first place I go when I land at the airport – I love the lemon curd yoghurt and ham and mustard sandwiches.’ But neither can hold a candle to Nicky’s famous fluffy scones, served with proper clotted cream and jam. Her cream teas and other classic British dishes have won Tea and Sympathy legions of loyal regulars and celeb fans like Jake Gyllenhaal and Mila Kunis.

‘Americans think British food is mush and overcooked meat, and that just isn’t true’ says Nicky, who grew up in London and moved to New York in the early 80s. Rave reviews for Tea and Sympathy and Assault and Battery have helped changed those perceptions, as have the 1000s of cuppas poured by Tea and Sympathy’s British waitresses over the years. ‘I’ve single-handedly turned New Yorkers on to good tea,’ says Nicky, who hopes her new range of Tea and Sympathy teas will encourage even more Americans to enjoy the pleasures of a proper brew.

You can read the full piece here.

Good eats: Tea & Sympathy

We always love to hear about your dining experiences at Tea & Sympathy. We found this account over at travelling website HT Blogger, and thought we’d share a few of their words and photos with you. Thanks guys!

For more than 20 years, owners Nicky Perry and Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett have provided New Yorkers and out-of-towners with the opportunity to enjoy a “proper cuppa” and traditional English fare. Once you set foot in this charming, authentic British café, you will be swiftly and happily transported to Dear Old Blighty. The atmosphere is intimate and cozy, the service impeccable, and all of the staff hail from the United Kingdom.

My recommendations? A proper bacon butty with HP brown sauce and of course, Tea & Sympathy’s famous scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream. As you may expect, there are a plethora of options for tea lovers, from black currant, to Chai, to my pick, Typhoo.

Tea & Sympathy also serves spot on bangers and mash, and the best treacle pudding this side of Tooting Broadway.

Guess we’d better add ‘treacle pudding from Tooting Broadway’ to our bucket list! You can read the full review here.

Customer Pictures Make Us Happy

We were over the moon when we found these fabulous images from Hocus Kocis’ trip to Tea & Sympathy. Beautiful images and we love the layout. If you take photos while dining with us, please send them our way, eitehr on Twitter @TeaAndSympathy, on or on Instagram @TeaAndSympathyNYC. Gorgeous!