Just when New York could use a little calming down, Montreal-based loose-leaf tea shop DavidsTea will launch its first U.S. outpost on the Upper East Side this Thursday, with another West Village location to open within weeks. In case you haven't been to one of its 70 locations in Canada, DavidsTea has a leaf for everything: sweet teas, digestive teas, cleansing teas, whiskey teas, energy teas, metabolism teas, baking teas. It's nice to know that besides having all those superpowers, they also work with the Rainforest Alliance to source coffee beans, barks, and roots from the Amazon, and small, organic farmers in South Africa for rooibos. Seating is available but limited; tea is served hot or in tins to go. Happy sipping.
DavidsTea, 1124 Third Ave., nr. 65th St.; 212-717-1116