We can use tea as a window to explore philosophical, material, and social culture. In a cup or bowl of tea, we see the values of the society which developed it: we see the details of architecture in the method of heating the kettle, the preferences for clean, straight lines, or organic irregularity in the choice of ceramics, the values placed on individual reflection or social gathering in the brewing method. Tea engages us and widens our perspectives at the same time.

We offer a variety of teas, including whites, greens, oolongs, reds (blacks), and pu’ers, as well as various tea blends and herbal infusions. Each tea is served in traditional style– some in gong fu style, some in bowls, some in mugs, and even some in dainty English bone china sets. Here you can explore each tea for its taste, for its history, or for its novelty.

Current tea menu:

Whites: Shou Mei, Organic Bai Mudan

Greens: Organic Jasmine, Organic Mao Jian, Organic Long Jing – Dragon Well, Temple Of Heaven / Pinhead Gunpowder, Organic Houjicha, Organic Bancha, Sencha, Yuzu Berry Sencha, Springtime Green, Matcha, Organic Moroccan Mint

Oolongs: Organic Tie Guan Yin, Gong Fu Tie Guan Yin, Fujian, Qilan, Passion Fruit Green Oolong, Lychee Oolong

Reds/Blacks (hong cha): Organic Lapsang Souchong, 1st Flush Darjeeling, Organic 2nd Flush Darjeeling

Pu’ers: Organic Shu Pu’er, Ginger Orange Pu’er

Blends: Organic Masala Chai, Organic Decaf Irish Breakfast, Vanilla Tea, Phoneix (vanilla, caramel), Orange Vanilla, Mango Amazon, Apricot Brandy, Butterscotch, Earl Grey de la Crème, Philosopher’s Blend Earl Grey, Library Blend Earl Grey

Tisanes/Herbals: Organic Rooibos Kalahari, Organic Rooibos Peach, Organic Bianca Chamomile, Chamomile Lavender, Lemon Chamomile, Citrus Berry Sage, Apple Cinnamon, Summer Love Lemondade

As well as a revolving variety of tea lattes!

…and French press coffee for the yet-to-be-converted.

117 W. Fairview Ave Johnson City, TN