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The 8 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in New York City

[Photographs: Kathy YL Chan]

For the food alone, afternoon tea isn't a steal. With prices starting in the 20s and running up to the 50s, taking tea is more of a special treat where you pay for the atmosphere as much as the food. And, of course, the luxury to lounge around for hours with no bother—an experience that is well worth it. The standard afternoon tea consists of four elements:

For the most part, the three food elements are served all at once on a three tiered tray, but many places also split up the three components and serve each as an individual course. You might lose out on the fun of three tiers, but this guarantees warm scones. It's a win-win either way.

Today we give you our eight favorite places for afternoon tea in New York, from luxurious hotels to casual tea shops.

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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