Ellyn select said

Tea in London!

Hey friends:

I am going to London for a week in the beginning of February as a belated Honeymoon. Where do you suggest we visit for great tea! (Either to sit for a tea or to buy tea!) Also, because I trust your opinions anywhere else we should visit!



5 Replies

When I was in London in the spring, my favourite was Postcard Teas. http://www.postcardteas.com/

And, as cteresa told me (http://steepster.com/discuss/1574-london-tea-must-sees), Yumchaa was great for really well-priced and tasty flavoured teas. There are a couple other ideas in that thread, but these were my faves.

Oh, and I had awesome afternoon teas at Bea’s of Bloomsbury and the Crusting Pipe in Covent Garden. I did a lot of research on affordable afternoon teas and was totally blown away by both if you’re interested in that. Bea’s served Jing teas and was really lovely.

Login or sign up to post a message.

Twinings Tea has a 300 year history in London, including several tea tasting bars and shops. Their main store and museum is at 216 Strand: http://www.twinings.co.uk/about-twinings/our-stores
The Court Restaurant, at the British Museum has a nice traditional Afternoon Tea as well.

Login or sign up to post a message.

Ellyn select said

Thank you for all the info and the previous threads. I searched for London but for some reason did not see it!

Login or sign up to post a message.

Dinosara said

When I was in London earlier this spring I tried to stop by a lot of tea shops, not really for afternoon tea, more for purchasing tea. I went to…

The Tea House (Covent Garden) – lots of interesting teas, all pre-packaged in 100g bags but with some out for you to sniff.

Tea Palace (Covent Garden) – tons of awesome blends, usually a few teas brewed to taste in-store, and they sell small sample tins of any tea you want. Highly recommended!

teapod (Covent Garden) – small tea shop with a few blends, I went there and had pot of tea and a snack in the afternoon and it was very enjoyable.

TeaSmith (Spitalfields) – at the time I didn’t really appreciate this place because it sells almost exclusively unflavored teas, but now I would enjoy it more I think! They also have a tasting bar.

In a similar vein I didn’t go to Postcard Teas at the time, but now I definitely would!

I put up more detailed reviews for each of these places under the “Places” tab that you can read also. Have a great time!

Login or sign up to post a message.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.