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TeaParT said

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.
http://uniquelytea.blogspot.com/2009/10/giant-steaming-tea-kettle-boston.html

So how about the rest of you, dust off your maps. Do you have a road trip site to share?

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malomorgen said

I just got one special tea place so far – this is a must visit little tea room in Prague:
http://steepster.com/places/2306-dobra-cajovna-praha-1-hlavni-msto-praha

TeaParT said

Neat to see the Steepster Places feature utilized. I’ve always talked to friends to get tips when I travel. Now it is easy to find out what my teawise Steepster buddies recommend.

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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.
http://www.jordanpond.com/

Shugi said

Too bad i did not know that when i visited Arcadia Park! Thanks for the info, maybe next time!

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Shugi said

If you ever come to Vienna, try to visit this place:
http://www.artee.at/index.php?id=start_teehaus

I was never in China or experienced there some tea-ceremonies, but this tee-house at least “feels” authentic.

malomorgen said

oh i’m so marking that one. thanks :D

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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.

TeaParT said

Thanks. My in-laws came from Portland so we’ve been talking about taking a family trip out there. I’ll have to keep that in mind. Already making plans.

http://www.lansugarden.org/visiting

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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

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TeaParT said

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:
http://urlm.in/esaz

This link features several images of the building inside and out:
http://www.aviewofamerica.com/Washington/Attraction/teapotdome.htm

More information including the history behind this unique structure and how you can help at:
http://www.cityofzillah.us/Teapot.html

Be sure to let us know if anybody has visited this teapot in the past.

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TeaParT said

The Teapot Monument in Kuala Belait.

http://clickwithmylens.blogspot.com/2009/04/kuala-belait-teapot-roundabout.html

Wouldn’t it be cool to see this featured on the Amazing Race. I can just imagine some of the clues.

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In Golden Gate Park, San Francisco:

http://japaneseteagardensf.com/

TeaParT said

That is a good idea. I went there a long time ago. All I can remember is the unique bridge in the gardens. I’m definitely putting this on my list for my next San Francisco trip.

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Maeda-en said

there’s a tea bus tour in LA, which is conducted by Art of Tea and Kulov’s Tea Festival.

http://www.kulovteafest.com/

Cofftea said

Oh fun!

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