Shinka Tea

University District

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In a Nutshell

  • Two great locations
  • Tea is the drink of health, wealth, and knowledge
  • Served in authentic Taiwanese style

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Jump to: Reviews | The Health Benefits of Tea

Cup a heated mug and sip the elixir of good health with today’s Groupon. For $10, you get $20 worth of loose-leaf tea and dainty tea pastries at Shinka Tea, an authentic Taiwanese-style tea parlor with two commodious locations. It's perfect for sharing with friends and playing adult tea party with full-sized chairs and an archery intermission.

Tea—the drink of choice for mad hatters, English royalty, monks, and Michael Keaton—makes any hour of the day more delightful. Comfort yourself from Seattle’s unkindly climes with the right brew off Shinka’s extensive tea menu. Jumpstart your metabolism in the morning with a jolt of green (Shinka offers nine varieties, priced from $2.75), or coax a delicious slumber with a chamomile-filled cup (from $2.75). If you want a sweeter treat, try the Taiwan-style milk tea: choose from four teas (imperial black, jasmine, Thai, and rooibos), then pick your style (milk tea starting at $3.35 or sweet tea starting at $2.90). The menu also features fruity frozen tea drinks (starting at $3.90), matcha lattes (starting at $3.75), and pastries.

Unlike speedy espresso addicts, tea drinkers are regarded as calm, passive, wise, and magical. Put yourself in the same category as noble brewts, including British Prime Minister William Gladstone, Garek from Star Trek, and Sting, by proudly reaching for the kettle.


One Insider Pager gives Shinka four stars, and 87% of Urbanspooners like it:

  • a quiet place in a kind of weird location on University way. They ahve [sic] a nice selection of teas. I went on a first date here, and we're still together, so I guess that;s [sic] a good sign! – Jeff M., Insider Pages

The Health Benefits of Tea

Tea has many miraculous health benefits, especially for children and teenagers. Children ages 9–17 who regularly drink tea commonly experience the following benefits:

  • a rapid increase in height
  • new hair growth
  • higher levels of androgens that cause increased perspiration
  • acne

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Sit Sip Study Cafe

While you can find café staples such as mochas and Americanos at Sit Sip Study Cafe, the menu is a bit more eclectic than that. Baristas blend up a full menu of Asian-inspired drinks, from Taiwanese milk tea to creamy iced Vietnamese coffee to mango lassi. Nearby, cooks make waffles topped with blueberries, chocolate syrup, and even Jack Daniels barbecue chicken. They also offer mix-and-match paninis, letting you pick meat, cheese, veggies, and sauce based on the latest polls from your taste buds.

Customer Reviews

14 Ratings

Thanks to the staff here (two days in a row) prepared my order with good understanding and made my order and visit a pleasant experience!
Joe J. · October 4, 2013
an extended food menu would be nice. Thank you for groupon
KJ J. · October 3, 2013
Great place to study, the owner rocks and is super friendly!
Eunice S. · October 3, 2013
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    University District

    4727 University Way Ne

    Seattle, Washington 98105

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