Like Olympic swimmers and gremlins, tea leaves only reveal their true power after being dunked in water. Unleash hidden strength with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of domestic and imported teas at Tea Embassy.
Tea Embassy’s loose-leaf liaisons unite tea connoisseurs with cross-cultural blends from a stockade of more than 200 varieties of imported and domestic teas, which crowned them the winner of The Austin Chronicle's Best Tea Selection 2008. Amid the cordial interior of the historic Campbell-Miller house, visitors peruse herbal concoctions in loose-leaf form, packaged in sizes ranging from 2 ounces to 24 ounces. Almond-cake green tea ($6 for 2 oz.) intoxicates palates with sweet almond nuances, and wedding-cake rooibos tea ($6 for 2 oz.) utilizes the fragrant aromas of wedding cake to make taste buds and tongues fall in love all over again. Have a personal taste-tester sip on one of the three complimentary sample flavors to grow more acquainted with Tea Embassy’s healthy potpourri of pekoe.
Though the complexity of tea flavors may seem daunting, customers can draw enlightenment from the council of tea ambassadors instead of writing their local congressperson. Between perusing store selections and chatting with friendly staff members, patrons can purchase tea by the cup to enjoy on Tea Embassy’s picturesque front porch.