Brewing tea has always been a pleasurable exercise in the art of putting things in hot water. Thoughtfully dip your teabag into a cherished mug with today’s Groupon: $10 for $20 worth of tea and pastries at Teacup, a teashop on Queen Anne hill that has been serving up locally-sourced pastries and tea, commonly known as “nature’s water,” for two decades.
Pouring elegant teas down your tea-chute ushers in a world of soothsation, a medley of steamy effervescence, a parade of robust flavors, and a perfectly sound excuse to sit alone with your book. Teacup imports flavors from tea-drinking nations and regions around the world, with black teas from China and Paris, Taiwanese oolong teas, and globe-hopping special blends. With more than150 teas in stock, locally made pastries, and an expert staff to guide your experience, you can discover the tastes and aromas that match your own mood and personality (or try a tea suited for a taller personality, and hope that you grow into it) and then calmly assert your individuality via slow sips next to Teacup’s soul-warming fireplace.
Teacup is happy to plant the seeds of your teavolution, no matter where it may lead. Pursue tea to the ends of the blogosphere, invite your tea to relax in a warm bath, create tea-infused potpourri sock puppets, or hybridize hot tea and iced tea into a new beverage sensation. As relaxing as a candle, but safely drinkable, these teas are available at Teacup seven days a week, from 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday.
- The staff is so nice and helpful...they have really good tea and desserts are awesome. The vibe here is so relaxed and nice. It's a really good place to study or hang out with friends over some tea. – kee22, Citysearch
- The atmosphere is casual and bright. The customers look like they are not in a hurry to get anywhere. – Julian H., Yelp
- This joint is such a breeze of fresh air . . . – Jennifer L., Yelp
America and England: What are the Differences?
No one loves tea more than the British. Surprisingly, America and England have some cultural differences. To prepare you for your trip to Teacup, here are the most notable differences between Britain and the United States:
England: Not football
America: President Obama
England: King Ralph
America: Land of opportunity
England: Chimney sweeps everywhere
America: Has never done anything wrong
England: Owns Canada
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