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.
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.