Savrika Edit

4 ratings
1 2 3 4 5
Type Tea Shop
Style Modern
Serves Loose-leaf, Bagged, Iced
Food Snacks
Good For Dates
Hours
Mon Wed 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
Thu Sun 11:00 AM 9:00 PM

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3 Reviews

Savrika in Kirkland, Washington
4/5
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Man at Tea rated this place
4/5
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Sadly, this tea room is now closed. Luckily, their teas and accessories are still available online through their website. My favorite blend of theirs is “New Year’s Day”.

When they were still open, their tea sandwiches were amazing! I also liked that they paired chocolates with each of their blends.

Unfortunately, parking could be a bit tricky, and the price of tea was not included in their tiered food service, but still a quite enjoyable experience! This room will be missed!

Here is a short video overview I made while they were still open:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l9dc3L0q7I

Savrika in Kirkland, Washington
5/5
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tea-cup-lady rated this place
5/5
and said Edit

I loved coming to Savrika. Perfect if you are hoping for an experience similar to walking into a gourmet coffee shop, not a formal tea house. The employees seemed really knowledgeable about the teas, and I loved being able to look through the selection and smell the different varieties before ordering. The prices are fairly reasonable, about the same if you went to get coffee at any of the surrounding coffee shops.

Savrika in Kirkland, Washington
3/5
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lteg rated this place
3/5
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I like the idea of this place a lot — a place to get tea brewed right, pretty good pastries to accompany them, and a relaxed atmosphere for browsing a solid selection of tea. However, I have some issues with the execution.

Firstly, the tea is brewed right, but apart from that the employees didn’t seem very knowledgable. One of them was able to tell me what teas other people liked, but couldn’t describe the flavor of them herself. The other was purported to be an expert in the teas I was interested in but gave me no advice beyond “This is a good one because it’s cheap and not complex” and when I asked about a more premium variety simply said “Well, that one’s very pricey”. It seemed like the employees had never even tried the more premium teas in the store. Are they expected to pay for their own tea and thus don’t try the expensive ones? Or have they just not gotten around to it? Either way I was unimpressed.

Secondly, while the tea may be brewed right the price is a little steep. Over 3 dollars for one cup. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much better, but it was what happened next that really got me. Kindly, the employee let me know that I was welcome to a second steeping of the same leaves if I wanted. Perhaps naively I assumed it must be a free service to pour hot water over the exact same leaves, but it wasn’t until I got home that I realized I got charged the exact same price for a second steeping. $3+ for 16 oz of hot water. That’s ludicrous.

I will say however, that the browsing experience is great. They put all their teas out in little sample tins that you are free to open up and smell. And if you want to do all this without any employee assistance you are free to do so, which is an experience you could never get in a shop like Teavana (not to mention the wider variety, higher overall quality, and reasonable prices).

So in short, if you want a place to leisurely browse and smell a wide variety of good bulk teas, this is a great place to do so, but I wouldn’t go in for much more. And I really suggest they add more information to their tins – is it organic, fairtrade, country of origin, tea company, etc.