November 11, 2015

Boulder's Most Quaint Tea Rooms

Whether you like green tea, black tea, or anything in between, Boulder's tea houses have something for you.

Whether you like green tea, black tea, or anything in between, Boulder’s tea houses have something for you.

Drinking tea is meant to be a pleasant, relaxing experience. It isn’t meant to be served in a to-go cup and drank in your car. Teahouses are popping up all over Boulder for when people need some time to relax and unwind. Whether you’re pairing teas with pastries you made in Boulder culinary school or trying to find the perfect tea for a party for old friends that you’re hosting, at least one of these teahouses are sure to have exactly what you’re looking for.

Celestial Seasonings Tour and Tea Shop
4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder

Known for its famous Sleepytime Tea, Celestial Seasonings opened in 1969. Its herbal teas have stood the test of time as teas are continuously produced from raw ingredients. To date, Celestial Seasonings has made 105 varieties of tea, had 2.1 million tour visitors and produced approximately 1.6 billion cups of tea. At the Celestial Seasonings Tour and Tea Shop, you can go on a tour of the facility, sample the teas, sip in the Celestial Cafe and visit the Mint Room and Tea Shop.

A Cup of Peace
3216 Arapahoe Ave., Ste B, Boulder

A Cup of Peace serves fresh, organic Korean food and herbal healing teas. The teas are derived from traditional Korean recipes from Dongui Bognam, a historic medical book on Eastern medicine from 1613. A Cup of Peace serves healing teas that relieve anxiety, insomnia, constipation and PMS, as well as teas that promote brain power, energy and facilitate digestion.

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
1770 13th St., Boulder

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is beautiful with extraordinary architecture. Between 1987 and 1990, over 40 artisans from Tajikistan contributed to the decor, carving or painting the ceiling, building the tables, chairs, or columns to replicate traditional teahouses in Central Asia. It’s open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., serving tea and food, but also keeps traditional Afternoon Tea from 3:00 – 5:00. Reservations are required for Afternoon Tea, because pastries are baked especially for you that morning.

Peokoe Sip House
2500 30th St. #100, Boulder
1125 18th St., Boulder
1225 Alpine Ave., Boulder

Pekoe Sip House has three locations, all in Boulder. Since its inception in 2003, Pekoe has focused on serving high-quality, fresh teas, coffees pastries. Ethical sourcing and being environmentally friendly is important to Pekoe’s owners, with the paper and plastic products being over 99 percent compostable. With a wide selection of permanent teas, seasonal favorites, chai and bubble teas, Pekoe also sells teas loose leaf so they can be enjoyed at home.

Ku Cha House of Tea
1141 Pearl St., Boulder

Ku Cha House of Tea offers hundreds of loose leaf teas, with the option of blending your own combination. For a casual tea drinker, it may be a little overwhelming to look at their wall of teas, but for the seasoned drinker, it’ll be anything you’ve ever wanted in a tea shop. In addition to their large selection, they sell plenty of teaware and host special tastings focused on special varieties of teas.