Tea-Inspired Tourist Attractions
With summer here, many will hit the road on vacations. Some may take a formal approach and consult a the list from 1,000 Places To See Before You Die. That is fine but I also like to search out little extras to make our travel personal. What tea-inspired tourist attractions have you found?
As some of you know Boston has become my home away from home so I’ll start with that great travel city. It is easy to associate tea with Boston and plenty of great tea shops. With the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum closed, I’ll throw another into the pot so to speak. It is the Giant Steaming Tea Kettle. I like this page because it shows the steam coming from the spout and shares a cute story.
So how about the rest of you, dust off your maps. Do you have a road trip site to share?
I just got one special tea place so far – this is a must visit little tea room in Prague:
Here in Acadia National Park, Maine we have the Jordan Pond House. Famous for it’s traditional tea and popovers it has a marvelous view of Jordan Pond and the “Bubbles”, a matched pair of glacier-rounded peaks.
If you ever come to Vienna, try to visit this place:
I was never in China or experienced there some tea-ceremonies, but this tee-house at least “feels” authentic.
These aren’t tea specific attractions, but there is a tea connection to them:
In Portland, OR, there is a Chinese Garden with a tea house. There is also a Japanese Garden that has Presentation of Chado once a month.
If anyone come by my way, this was a fabulous tea and brunch: http://steepster.com/places/1163-the-painted-tea-cup-upper-darby-pennsylvania
Check out the Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Washington. According to Ardele Steele, Associate Planner, the city hopes to get this moved into the city and brought back to life. We’ll all keep our fingers crossed for their cause. It is such a unique example of highway Americana heritage that needs to be preserved.
I’m a sucker for those crazy tourist photos so be sure to check out this one:
This link features several images of the building inside and out:
More information including the history behind this unique structure and how you can help at:
Be sure to let us know if anybody has visited this teapot in the past.
The Teapot Monument in Kuala Belait.
Wouldn’t it be cool to see this featured on the Amazing Race. I can just imagine some of the clues.
In Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: