Since the day we dumped 342 chests of tea in the Boston harbor, America become a nation of coffee drinkers. We flock to the nearest coffee den for our morning lattes, our mid-morning cappuccinos, our 2pm espressos and our after work frappuccinos, and as we do so, we just move faster and faster. But now, after 238 years have passed, tea is making a comeback. Across the country champions of tea are spreading the calm & tranquility that a cuppa tea can bring to a wired world.
To celebrate National Tea Month, we’ve uncovered the most popular tea houses in America using Localicious and Foursquare intel.
Teaism – Washington, DC
Teasim is born out of a desire to share the “richness and complexity of the tea leaf”, to make tea accesible, and to spread the culture of tea without all the over-formalization.
Teavolve – Baltimore
Teavolve inspires visitors to explore their senses with tea. They serve over 48 varieties of loose leaf tea in a chic and inviting atmosphere.
Remedy Teas – Seattle
Remedy specializes in organic, signature blends that they have sourced from around the globe. This independent, family-owned tea house is dedicated to spreading their love of healthful teas to even the most wired of Seattle coffee drinkers.
Samovar Tea – San Francisco
Samovar Tea believes that serving the highest quality tea and contemporary cuisine is an art and vehicle for the greater good. They invite patrons to escape the grind, slow down and enjoy spending time in the moment.
Argo Tea – New York City
Argo Tea sources their tea directly from growers around the world and they are committed to sustainable business practices. With their roots firmly planted, Argo strives to main their pillars of communitea, diversitea, charitea, qualitea, sustainabilitea and creativitea.