Te House of Tea – Fairtrade happiness in a tea cup


We visited the Te House of Tea (1927 Fairview St) for the very first time this weekend and are already having tea withdrawal symptoms.

They have an astounding selection of teas (as the name would imply), but more astounding still was the staff’s patience in describing, recommending and walking us through the different varieties and families of tea. It’s nice going to a tea/coffee shop where the staff really knows their stuff, but don’t make you feel ridiculous for not having written an encyclopedia on it yourself.

It’s a laidback kind of place with some couches, cool tea sets for sales, good lighting, decent music and free WiFi. At around 9pm on Friday nights, the lights start to dim and the Tango dancing starts which is quite beautiful to watch (if not rather unexpected in a tea shop, but eclectic is good).

We’ll be back to meet with friends, munch on yummy fresh baked goods and create our own elaborate tea ceremonies. Tea-licious. Photo thanks to Oolong

1 Comment so far

  1. Mark B (unregistered) on March 14th, 2007 @ 9:45 am

    I agree completely. They are so nice and helpful there. As a Texan who knows very little about tea, they were quite patient.

    I do wish it was in a more unique spot (old house, loft, etc), rather than in a mini strip center, but I am happy to add to to the list of places I love in Montrose!

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