On the Hill: Shinka Tea

I’m at Shinka Tea, a new tea shop on Olive Way that opened last week. They specialize in flavored and sweetened teas but were happy to make me a cup of genmaicha for $2. More teas are on the way, the owner told me. Bubble tea is also available, and I promised Iris she could try a bubble tea ball soon. The wi-fi is solid. They’ve given the space a nice Japanese minimalism.

Not that I would try to lure anyone away from [Remedy Teas](http://www.remedyteas.com/), but this place is empty. Nice for me, since I don’t feel guilty about using it as my office and making phone calls, but not so nice for them. 1703 E Olive Way at Boylston.