We've got Freeze Peach on Ditmars. And Communitea in LIC. But we've got nothin' around Broadway, unless you count the ten zillion Greek cafes. Or that used to be the case.
Now we've got the Himalaya Teahouse. There's no frappe, but there is - count 'em - four kinds of green tea. Wonderful vegetarian (or meat) dumplings, edamame, and a few Tibetan specialties. Plenty of tea and tea drinks to go around.
The place is done in primary colors with a big bamboo entrance. Inside, it's a little stark, but it's a work in progress. The clientele are a mix including your typical Astorian yupsters. Harmless ones. The tea is perfection and the dumplings are light and lovely. There is no better place to warm up.
Have I really not written this place up yet? It opened this August on 31st Av around 34th Street.