Red, the boutique featuring jewelry and apparel from owner Donatella Quintavalle, closed back in March on East Seventh Street next to Butter Lane ... a tipster notes the arrival of a sign announcing a new tenant — Tea Drunk.
Don't be alarmed by the name!
Here's a description of the shop via Facebook:
Our mission is simple: to open access in the west to the finest Chinese teas in the world, and to provide an authentic tea experience that embraces traditional methods of production and consumption. No imitations, no impersonations. Just full-bodied, first-class, traditionally harvested tea.
Even within China, where the demand for fine tea is huge and counterfeits abound, it’s hard to find authentic tea like ours. And that’s just in the local markets! Imagine how much harder it gets to find farm-sourced teas all the way across the pond in the States. So if you’re sick of the knock-off brands and you want the real deal, come to us. We’re confident that our tea is THE best available Stateside. But don’t take our word for it — try some for yourself!
Here's the store's website with more info. Meanwhile, the space to the east of Butter Lane remains on the market.