Townshend’s Tea is a tea shop that is like “starbucks” – but with tea. It has a very comfortable atmosphere, and I love going there whenever I can. But, unfortunately, I’m not able to go there as often as I like, so sometimes, I place an online order instead.
Because they are so close, I receive my orders from them in no time at all, so it’s probably not very fair to say that they have very prompt shipping. But I will say that the process orders rather quickly, within 24 hours! And having been a tea purveyor myself, I know how hard it can be to do that, so, kudos to them for being so quick.
Their prices are fair, and they have a really nice selection of delicious teas, and that is the reason for my perfect rating. That and the fact that I love this place, and they happen to carry two of my favorite teas – if you love chai, you must try their Alberta Street Chai (named after my favorite Street in Portland, which is also where Townshend’s Tea is located), and if you like pear teas, try their Pear and Pomegranate. Both of these teas are phenomenal. And… try their unsmoked Lapsang Souchong for a very interesting change-up from the heavily smoked version!