You already know the doughnuts here are awesome…especially that crunchy, addictive jam-spotted oatmeal number.
$2.75 for a small, which is all you need. It’s a potent concoction, milky and sweet. Some complain that it’s too sweet, but I just consider it more akin to dessert than a drink. Take a sip, the liquid is creamy and velvety enough so that an actual layer of skin forms on the surface if you let cool before drinking (which I trust you will not do!) Notes of cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon come in clear though it’s subtle and a take on chai that’s certainly not for purists.
The seating space in this new location is fairly large, and given that there’s not many reliable options close by where one can linger with a drink or doughnut, extra kudos to Doughnut Plant. They serve Intelligentsia Tea here, loose leaf bagged in filters upon order. Speaking of do-it-yourself tea filters, I’ve been playing around with different brands. The idea is that you can take loose leaf tea on-the-go without the hassle of bringing an actual tea filter. Just pour a teaspoon or two of the loose leaf tea into these paper filters and ta-dah, an ideal one time use affair.
I use T-Sacs most frequently which I buy either at The Tea Set or Bowery Kitchen Supply. You can find Adiago ones at Whole Foods and Murray’s Cheese. Visit Harney & Sons for Finum and order Melitta’s tea filters online (though you can get all of these brands online). I drink loose leaf teas at home using the filter in my teapot, but when I want to take a sample to friends or know that I’ll be away from home for most of the day, I pre-pack a few filters, put them in a ziploc bag and use as needed. Not a replacement for traditional tea filters, but a nice convenience for sure.
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New York, NY 10011