They are mostly known for the wonderful assortment of crêpes that they serve on their creative menu. They carry loose leaf teas from The Art of Tea, which you receive in a clear glass teapot, so you can watch your beverage steep. The service tends to be marginal at best, but it’s worth it for the food alone. One note: If you can’t stay to drink your tea, then I’d pass on this place until another time. They use to-go cups which are manufactured using recycled cardboard, and whatever process is used to make the cup, imparts a very unsettling taste to the delicate tea you’ve just purchased. If you have your own cup, they’ll gladly give you your tea in that, which is the only way I’d ever get a tea to-go again.
Nice little place on College Hill with a varied selection of loose teas. I tried a pot of their English Breakfast, which was OK. But the highlight of my visit was a Dragon Pearl that I took with me. I walked from College Hill, all the way to Federal Hill, and it tasted better with each sip. This is the first time I’ve had Dragon Pearls, and it definitely is now my favorite.
Nestled just off the East Bay Bike Path in Bristol, RI. They serve SerendipiTea in loose or bagged form. Their pastries and sandwiches are all very delicious and this cafe has become a regular stop for most people in the Bristol area. Whenever I venture over to ride the bike path, I make sure I stop in and have a cup of Jasmine Yin Hao, which makes the return trip ever so pleasurable.
More of a coffee shop than tea room, as they only carry a few bagged teas from Harney & Sons. Their coffee is good though, so if you’re into going that route, you’ll be satisfied. But if it’s solely tea you’re looking for, then you’ll be disappointed.