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Hidden Peak Teahouse Edit

7 ratings
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Type Tea Room
Style Asian
Serves Loose-leaf
Food Snacks
Features Tastings, Tea ceremony
Good For Dates, Groups, Meetings
Hours
Mon Wed 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
Thu Sat 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
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Photo submitted by Hidden Peak Teahouse
Photo submitted by Hidden Peak Teahouse
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Photo submitted by Hidden Peak Teahouse
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5 Reviews

Hidden Peak Teahouse in Santa Cruz, California
5/5
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Chiyo rated this place
5/5
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My absolute favorite teahouse so far. It really is hidden by the way. It took us 20 minutes on foot to find it hidden away in an alleyway.
The place is gorgeous, it’s like finding a secret Chinese garden. It’s peaceful, warm, quiet and zen. There’s an outdoor sitting area accompanied by a small fountain and garden. They have a small library on tea books and other subjects that are free to read along with some classic board games to play outside. It’s a high-tech free zone, so no cell phones or media allowed, which is amazing when you’re there.
They also feature Gong-fu services and tastings. I had my first traditional Gong-fu ceremony here, as well as my first Pu-erh tea. Great tea, and great fun with friends! (We name our tea pet William. Haha.)
You can also buy loose leaf here of course, but the real charm is drinking it there. They seem to specialize in Pu-erh cakes and they have quite a line up. I drank “Sailing Vessel 1999(Pu-erh): Smooth, brisk and sweet cake” in Gong-fu there.
If you’re ever in the Santa Cruz area, don’t pass this place up!

Hidden Peak Teahouse in Santa Cruz, California
5/5
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Jehu Bako rated this place
5/5
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A wonderful, experience, and a true spark that Gongfu Brewing is spreading to more American Establishments! I also enjoyed the peacefulness and calmness that overcame me without electronics, just me and the tea!

Hidden Peak Teahouse in Santa Cruz, California
5/5
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Josh rated this place
5/5
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This has been a wonderful place to pick up green tea, although I know they also have an incredible selection of Pu-erh.

I’ve only sat down for tea here one time, but the ambiance was great. They have an awesome selection of tea and some light snacks. It also is the only place in the area that I’ve seen which carries a wide selection of tea-ware.

Hidden Peak Teahouse in Santa Cruz, California
5/5
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Lariel rated this place
5/5
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Lovely shop. I used to drink a lot of green tea, so I tried the jasmine pearl. it was delicious. I wish I had gotten a timer, it was easy to over steep.

Since I’d never had pu-erh tea, I tried one of the big bowls. I’m not sure which kind, but it was really good.

Hidden Peak Teahouse in Santa Cruz, California
5/5
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JJ Adkisson rated this place
5/5
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An amazing establishment. Great customer service. Great tea-ware. Great setting. We, that is my family and I, had a nice gongfu style tea ceremony outdoors at a table. It was a great experience.