When our Union Square location first opened, customers clamored to get a particularly delectable tea drink, which was only available once the NYC ice fully melted.   So whenever I am craving a delicious, refreshing beverage that is perfect for the springtime, I dig out this “oldie but go moTEAjo!goodie” – the moTEAjo.

Here is the recipe, for all to enjoy:


1.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

4 oz lemongreen, chilled

Small bunch fresh mint (about 10 leaves)

Lime wheel (garnish)

2 oz light rum (optional)

Muddle mint, simple syrup and lime juice with pestle, add ice, tea (and rum, if using). Stir thoroughly to combine, garnish with lime wheel.