Offbeat Tea Houses and Cafés

If you’re looking for some place to go for tea, you’re in luck. According to the Tea Association of the USA, the number of tearooms in the United States alone has increased from about 200 a decade and a half ago to almost three thousand nowadays. With all of those tea houses springing into action it’s probably inevitable that some of them would be kind of quirky. Like tea trucks, for instance, which are really just a kind of tea house on wheels. For more on the mobile tea experience, check out this recent article.

If you’re into tea and the Japanese comic form known as manga, then you’re definitely in the target demographic for Manga-Thé. It’s a Montreal-based tea house that combines both of these interests. Read more about it in this article from the Montreal Gazette.

If you’d like to drink tea and close real estate deals at the same time, you’ll soon be able to do so in Manhattan at a joint project created by Tavalon Tea and Blu Realty Group. While the two businesses will be separated by a glass partition, patrons of either business will have an opportunity to interact with the other. More about that one here.

Taking tea in a café that Hitler used to frequent may not sound like much of a tourist attraction, but as USA Today reported not so long ago that’s exactly what it is. The tea house, which is located on Germany’s Kehlstein Mountain, drew about 300,000 visitors last year and is said to be one of the most popular attractions in the country.

Tea and ToesFans of the distinctive flavored tea known as Earl Grey might find it especially worthwhile to pay a visit to the Earl Grey Tea House, located at Howick Hall Gardens in Northumberland, England. Howick was the home to many generations of the Grey family and most notably Charles 2nd Earl Grey, for whom Earl Grey tea is named.

Last, but certainly not least, is a treat for tea drinkers who want to get off on the right…foot. That would be Teas and Toes, located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, which bills itself as a “teahouse and foot sanctuary.”


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