02/19/2013 07:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Secret Sanctuary In Midtown Manhattan

Tea connoisseurs take note. That's the word from Raphael Pallais, chef concierge at The Plaza Hotel. Here he shows us a discreet haven in midtown Manhattan with 100 loose-leaf varieties from all over the world -- and with every type of pot and glass for serving them.

If you want to get your fix at a place that's serious about its tea--and dumplings--without being pretentious, then Radiance Tea House & Books is your under-the-radar spot.

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