More a restaurant than a tea shop really. My tea wasn’t bad or mind boggling. The food was the same.
I was only in Washington DC for a short time, but once I discovered this tea house, I went everyday. Only for the oolongs. Yes, they were expensive. But they were so good, rich and buttery and satisfying. Served in a traditional set of clay pots, the oolongs came with unlimited hot water. I found them to be good for many steepings.
The snacks I tried were great too, good Chinese pastries. My first tea egg: delicious. And the little dumplings were very satisfying. I also enjoyed the atmosphere, cosy and not too stuffy. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the DC area.
I have also found the tea quality to be a bit sporadic. I had a citrus infused green that was less than ideal. However, they have a good selection of teas, and some yummy seasonal oolongs.
A good place to stop by with your laptop and get some work done. The teas are very yummy, I’ve never had a bad cup here. Sometimes the menu seems a little less adventurous than others in Seattle, but this is a great quiet atmosphere.
Although I don’t like the hipster atmosphere, I love their teas. Their green “orange crush” really tastes like orange crush. The chili chai is spicy to the lips and tasty. Some of the best tea I’ve had in Seattle