Tea Here Now

East Bay, California

4.3 / 1 vote

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Small tea shop with vegan baked goods and salads

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

From the website: It's no secret that life is busy and moves fast. Tea Here Now was born of a craving for a slower pace, warm space, and respite for reflection as a part of our daily routine. Savored sips, noticed nibbles, and cultivated community are what Tea Here Now is all about. We hope you join us to share a cup of tea, small meal, and a mindful moment.

Added by conde.kedar on Nov 11 12 (last updated Jul 7 13)

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Tea Here Now is one of the finest tea shops I've been to in the United States. It's elegant, friendly and accessible and it offers a fine, nicely cultivated selection of loose-leaf teas from around the world. It also has a bunch of delicious vegan baked goods from Fat Bottom Bakery (try the shortbread).

Unlike other tea shops, this is a place to sit, relax and savor what you order; you're not affronted by gimmicky sales tactics like the tea shops in San Francisco's Chinatown, and you're not overwhelmed with a dizzying (and unnecessary) array of mostly mediocre teas that other shops offer. At Tea Here Now everything they serve is carefully selected and finely presented.

I love the two Kenyan black teas and the floral, vibrant earl grey (this isn't the industrial-grade earl grey you find at the grocery store or Starbucks).

You can't go wrong with any of the baked goods or the salads, either.

The owner is a lovely person and I've had some great conversations there, both with the staff and with other patrons. This is a rare, beautiful, community-focused business that happens to also offer cutting-edge and high-quality food and drink. I'll be back often.

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$ - inexpensive

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Cuisines

  • American

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Hours

8am - 2pm
8am - 4pm
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