Novel Tea Café


SUNY Binghamton


Reham G. Tejada


Reham G. Tejada


Reham G. Tejada

Cody But, Founder of Novel Tea Café, was born and raised Flushing, Queens to parents who originally emigrated from Hong Kong. He grew up on Asian-inspired dishes and always sampled new foods across city neighborhoods. And with the large population of Asian students at Binghamton University, But felt there was an untapped market hiding in plain sight.

Novel Tea, located on Hawley Street in downtown Binghamton, is the kind of place But was longing for before he decided to start his own business: open afternoons and evenings, crafting unique bubble tea and serving authentic Asian treats.

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