At Mari Vanna, teas steep in ornate Sovietstyle glasses.
Mari Vanna exclusively brews teas sourced by Kusmi Tea.
Instead of sugar, Russians often add a spoonful of jam to their cup of tea.
Beyond a simple cup, the menu offers a traditional Russian tea service.
"Performance" teas, like the Sea Anenome pictured in front, unfurl while they steep.
Tea Cellar's Underwater Garden in a glass teapot.
Tea sommelier Robert Rex-Waller.