London Tea Spots: Yumchaa

London is a city full of lovely tea spots where you can stop in and enjoy a nice cuppa. Yumchaa is one of those, and what’s more, it is a spot that deals exclusively in loose leaf tea. In fact, they are positively militant about the absence of bags, sachets, or any other device that …

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Some Odd Things Teashop Owners Have Encountered or Done

Running a business, big or small, nation-wide or local, is no easy task. Teashop, tearoom, and café owners deal with an especially tricky set of circumstances. Some are odder than others, as shown here. They also can behave a bit odd themselves. Bugged by the Competition That’s ‘bugged’ in the literal entomological sense, not the …

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Is That Fancy Tearoom Experience Worthwhile?

Have you ever wondered if that fancy tearoom experience is worthwhile? The answer is, in a word, yes! In another word, no! Going to a fancy tearoom is an experience that many find worthwhile. And there are many of us who do not. It all depends on why you go there. The fancy tearoom has …

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You Know You’re a Spoiled “Tea Princess” When…

A recent experience in a fairly high-end restaurant made me realize that I’m a spoiled “Tea Princess.” (Not being sexist here. I acknowledge that men can be just as spoiled when it comes to enjoying fine teas versus what passes for tea at a lot of eateries in the U.S.) So, how did I come …

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Tearoom Dilemma

Going to a tearoom can pose a dilemma: if you don’t know why you’re there, you can’t get the most out of the experience. Is it for a social event where you and your family, friends, or fellow members of the “Red Hat Society” meet? A meal featuring tea and tiny teatime tidbits (finger sandwiches, …

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Gourmet Tea

Despite the weakened economy, the daily indulgence of gourmet tea has been holding steady. Gourmet tea selections include a wide variety of exotic flavors and on average cost thirty percent more than regular teas. With gourmet tea sales increasing up to twenty-five percent each year for the last two decades, it’s obvious that demand for …

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