Natural and Healthy Japanese-Style Bubble Tea
There are no shortage of bubble tea shops in the city, but many mix your drinks behind a wall so you don’t really know what is going into it besides flavored powder. At the new Japanese style bubble tea shop NOHOHON Tea Room located on St. Marks, the open layout allows you to see all of the fresh ingredients being added to your tea. The largely unadorned physical space of NOHOHON, which means tranquil in Japanese, is designed to provide customers with a moment of calm. The menu consists exclusively of matcha (green tea) based drinks, with different flavors such as lavender, vanilla and hazelnut and creative names such as Tokyo Fog and Green Haze.
NOHOHON, whose name is a palindrome and reflects its circular concept of gathering, places the ultimate premium on mostly organic, high quality ingredients. For example, the green tea leaves used are imported from Japan and each drink is individually whisked once ordered. The two alt milk options are vegan almond or soy milk, and available toppings are tapioca or red bean. You can sit on the window bench seat to enjoy a quiet interlude during your busy day. For those on the go NOHOHON’s creations are the perfect accompaniment to walking on a lovely spring day!
Minimalist-minded NOHOHON occupies a cozy upstairs spot in St. Marks.
NOHOHON Tea Room: 9 St. Marks Pl., (bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), New York, NY 10003