While I enjoy Webster’s as a community cafe, place for lunch, used bookstore, and place to work, I don’t think it’s the greatest tea venue. They have a huge selection of teas, but I think many of these have been on the shelf for a long, long time. I’ve purchased some really stale teas here before. The other problem is the way they serve teas, which is one of two ways. To go, they fill a paper bag with the requested tea and use a stapler to close it up! In store, they use a small french press with a cup and saucer. Regardless of the tea, they always fill the press with super-heated water from the espresso machine, meaning that green teas always come out ragingly bitter. Also, the cup is too small for one to decant the entire press into the cup, meaning that some tea sits on the bottom of the french press, oversteeping. I think if they cut down on the tea selection to promote rotation and rethought their serving methods, this could be a better place for tea.
Webster's Bookstore Cafe Edit
|Serves||Chai, Iced, Loose-leaf|
|Mon–Fri||7:00 AM– 9:30 PM|
|Sat–Sun||8:00 AM– 8:00 PM|
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- 133 E. Beaver Ave.
- State College, Pennsylvania 16801
- (814) 272-1410