The tea serves as a social lubricant, as much for the proprietress who prepares it as for the customers who drink it. I imagine that this sweet, minty Moroccan variety entails some nominal charge when taken on its own; in concert with a plate of hot food from the small serve-yourself station by the window, the tea almost seems to appear of its own accord.
29-20 Crescent Ave. (29th-30th Aves.), Astoria, Queens
Open each day from noon till early evening, give or take