Bklynr: It’s Tea Time In Bed Stuy

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By Kadia Goba

BEDFORD STUYVESANT — These two entrepreneurs are “serving tea” in Brooklyn, but not the gossipy kind.

Amid a high-caffeinated corridor in Bedford Stuyvesant, steps away from the busiest train station in the borough, owners Ali Wright and Jamila McGill opened Brooklyn Tea a month ago. The tea room replaces Veggies Natural Juice Bar that closed last October.

The 800 sq. ft. space at 524 Nostrand Avenue is the outcome of “purposeful tea-hopping” that took the couple from South America to Ghana in search of tea culture. What they learned would become the tenets for their brick and mortar shop — great customer service, inviting decor and a mix of teas to satisfy anyone from long-time tea connoisseurs to Lipton tea lovers.

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A & A Doubles is one of many businesses in the Bed Stuy BID Gateway District. Visit their website to learn more.