The housemade maté ($6) from One Lucky Duck includes only four ingredients: maté, darjeeling, lime, and agave. It's the darjeeling tea you taste first, delicate but with a slight rounded muskiness, ringing true to the common "muscatel grape-like" description often associated with darjeeling teas.
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At recently opened Little Oven in Long Island City, macarons, delicate madelines, and Cherry Blossom Gateaus are must-trys. But don't forget the drinks!