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Stone Leaf Teahouse Edit

7 ratings
1 2 3 4 5
Type Tea Room
Serves Chai, Iced, Loose-leaf
Food Pastries, Snacks
Features Free wi-fi, Tastings
Good For Groups, Dates, Meetings
Hours
Monday Closed
Tue Sat 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
Sunday Closed

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Photo submitted by Stone Leaf
Photo submitted by Stone Leaf
Photo submitted by Stone Leaf
Photo submitted by Stone Leaf

5 Reviews

Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, Vermont
5/5
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beesh rated this place
5/5
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Great atmosphere, extremely knowledgeable staff, superb tea.

Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, Vermont
5/5
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nvnohi rated this place
5/5
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Saw this place on steepster and we went there today. Reviews are correct… the guy knows his stuff, and he and the woman (I assume they’re a couple) are very friendly and nice. The teaware they’ve got seems reasonably priced, too, as are the offerings. I love the selection and the atmosphere… while I love Dobra in Burlington, I’ve always found the room crowded and tiny… this place has lots of room by comparison, which is a plus for me. It seems louder, but that’s OK. I’ll definitely be going back there on a more regular basis!!

Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, Vermont
5/5
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Shennong rated this place
5/5
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What a great find. My sweetie and I seek out teahouses wherever we go. Burlington is our hometown, and we visit Dobra regularly. We only recently learned of Stone Leaf and decided to make a visit to Middlebury after returning from a hike. What a great place!

John, the proprietor, is a great guy and very knowledgeable about tea. He had just come back from a buying trip to China and spent a fair while talking to us about it. He returned with some very high quality Long Jing which we ordered and he prepared for us. Outstanding!

He has a good selection of green and oolong teas, but the black offerings are limited. The ambiance is nice and comfortable and one could easily get lost for a few hours in this lovely teahouse – which we did. Highly recommended!

Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, Vermont
5/5
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spittingoutteeth rated this place
5/5
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Finally was able to make the trek to Middlebury this weekend to check out Stone Leaf, and I’m so glad I did. What an amazing teahouse! The owner Jon is obviously very passionate about tea; his selection is modest in number but spectacular in quality. Preparation and presentation were just the way I like it—accurate and respectful brewing, but not uncomfortably formal or pretentious.

The teahouse itself is incredibly intimate and cozy and peaceful. It is very tastefully decorated and the seating is very comfortable. There are a lot of windows so the store was illuminated almost completely with natural light on the morning I visited, which was wonderful. There is also a loft seating area that I didn’t get a chance to check out, but looked very secluded and quiet.

I was fortunate enough to try a Mao Feng from China that had just been processed two weeks before. It was one of the freshest and most refreshing teas that I have ever tried. I hope to get back to Stone Leaf very soon!

Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, Vermont
5/5
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changeangeling rated this place
5/5
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John’s tearoom is full of wabi-sabi and of intimate delight. Authentic but unique, featuring an upstairs sitting area and exposed Asian style rafters, a feeling of endless inner courtyards. Everything is crisp but not at all pretentious, with a lovely spaciousness that allows the expansion of the mind. But beyond these attributes, the owner has a profound appreciation of tea, the warmth of which he shares most generously with others, so that they leave with an inspiring and happy glow. I only wish I lived closer!