Top 11 Best Teahouses in Portland

Portland is a great place to try tea, whether it’s herbal, an exotic blend or a classic cuppa. These popular Portland teahouses promise you a time filled with tranquillity while you sip tea from destinations all over the world. The ancient tea history and the practices of tea serving teach you peace and the refinement of tea will make you appreciate all the small things in your life. Whether you are visiting Portland or are a native, here are the best teahouses in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order)...

1. The Tao of Tea – serves a variety of tea blends and small plates in a peaceful traditional setting

The Tao of Tea Portland

Since 1997, The Tao of Tea has been serving Chinese tea to its customers in the setting of a flourishing garden while you savor your tea. The Original Tao teahouse built from natural materials like bamboo, wood, and stone is an embodiment of historical teahouses.

Their second franchise, Cosmic Reflections, also offers special discounts while educating customers on the tea culture of China. The Leaf Room, their retail store, has a collection of over 200 teas, herbs and spice leaves for the tea enthusiasts in you to bring home with yourselves. 

Address: 3430 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

2. Tea Chai Té – a cool and quirky shop with a lounge and large selection of tea and gifts

Tea Chai Te? Portland

Tea Chai Té, TCT, is your go-to place if you are looking for a large range of tea accessories and gifts – Handcrafted Jon King Mugs are a perfect present for tea lovers.

Sellwood, NW 23rd, Mississippi, and Eugene, their four shops all offer a variety of tea flavors in admirable tea ware along with bakery snacks like pastries and cakes for you to relax and unwind. Outdoor seating and free Wi-fi only add to your perfect tea-filled evenings. 

Addresses:

  1. NW 23rd: 734 NW 23rd Ave Portland, OR 97210
  2. Sellwood Caboose: 7983 SE 13th Ave Portland, OR 97202
  3. Mississippi Ave: 3917 N Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 97227
  4. Eugene: 3917 N Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 97227

3. Enthea Teahouse – an inclusive tea community serving farm-direct tea/ handmade ware

Enthea Teahouse Portland

Serving you farm-direct tea and handmade teaware, Enthea Teahouse takes pride in serving tea as a means of illumination. Speakteasy, their nightlife discussion event, offers you unlimited tea all night for just $10 dollars. But, that’s not all. The price also includes birch bark strainers and heritage travel trays called Naturalist.

This year you can also get reservations for their private 120 years old Chinese bed converted to a private tea room so you might want to rush. 

Address: 3533 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202, United States

4. Jade Teahouse – a popular Thai & Vietnamese cafe which serves iced tea and also French-inspired confections

Jade Teahouse Portland

Jade Teahouse and Patisserie, hailing from their Vietnamese heritage will provide the tastiest Thai cuisine you have ever had with a combination of your favorite iced tea.

With over two decades of serving delicious meals to all those who have found their way to the restaurant, the staff, and owners of Jade Teahouse are waiting to welcome you. 

Address: 7912 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-6676

5. Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Portland – a quirky, comfy, casual English Tea Service experience and vegan handmade vegan crumpets

Lovejoy's Tea Room of Portland

Lovejoy’s Portland, inspired by Jonathan Gash’s novels, is a recent addition to the Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Portland, opening in 2019. Succulent baked items united with luscious tea will give you the chance to enrich your soul.

The Crumpany, owned by Lovejoy’s, also offers vegan hand-made crumpets for online purchase and there is no better place than the Tea Room to hold your events with Royal Tea Service. 

Address: 319 SW Pine Street, Portland, Oregon, 97204-2726, USA

6. Fly Awake Tea House – a tranquil setting for organic, herbal tea blends and Indian treats

Fly Awake Tea House Portland

As is clear from the name, Fly Awake Tea House is your place for magical Chinese tea sourced from mythological and magical places in China – their wizards will also grace your events!

Their quirky tea inventory with “the Priestess”, “Wild at Heart”, “Golden Water Turtle”, and “Double Happy Phoenix” clearly gives you a hint of what you are getting yourself into. Experience fairy-tales come true as you sip uniquely chosen tea. 

Address: 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

7. Smith Teamaker – for fine black teas, green teas, and herbal infusions

Smith Teamaker Portland Oregon

Iron Monk, Orchid Fragrance, Aged White Peony, and Northwest Alder Leaf Reserve are only a few of the wonderful flavors Smith Teamaker offers. Their Wellness Collection, all made from organic ingredients, is your key to a healthier and happier you with extensive benefits including an enhanced immune system, improved sleep patterns, and a clear throat while saving you from sour medicines.

While you are there do not forget to browse through their custom teaware, Smithware, whether you are looking for a souvenir or exceptional cutlery for your tea events.

Address: 500 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210, United States

8. Behind the Museum Café – a unique space where kimono-clad servers offer coffee, tea and light Japanese nibbles

Behind the Museum Cafe?

Their specialty, Extracto coffee, goes perfectly with their homemade Japanese appetizers. The owner knows ins and outs of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies making sure that you experience originality, class, and delicious tea.

The interior sukiya style architecture is also a spectacular sight for the eyes offering a cozy environment as you enjoy Sencha, Hojicha, Genmaicha or Black tea. The café also offers a selection of gift sets for you to treat yourself or someone special who loves tea as much as you. 

Address: 1229 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

9. Aesthete Teahouse – an organic herbal blend and loose leaf tea company

Aesthete Teahouse Portland Oregon

Their featured collection is a taste from heaven: Moonlight, Golden Milk, and Herbal Chai are among many other delightful teas that Aesthete Teahouse offers you.

They define it as their mission to preserve the art of cultivating and serving tea which is precisely the reason that you will find they offer some of the most economic deals among the 11 finest teahouses in Portland. While relatively new, being established in 2017, Aesthete Teahouse has been featured in Vogue, Huffpost, and Conde Nast to mention a few. 

Address: 3530 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219, United States

10. Umami Café at Portland Japanese Garden – a beautiful, peaceful and immersive experience 

Umami Cafe? at Portland Japanese Garden

Designed in the memory of Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-Dera temple, Umami Café is a floating eatery with breathtaking views of natural beauty. Japanese cuisine and tea shipped directly from the same will teleport you to the tea houses of the monks and Samurai. A combination of fine furniture and scenic views is what you need for a meaningful tea experience.

While an admission card for Japanese Garden is required to dine in the Umami Café, it is worthwhile; you will be enlightened about the Japanese culture in the Cultural Village and a wide array of exhibitions. 

Address: 3530 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219, United States

11. OCha Tea Corner – for hot and cold chewy ‘boba tea/fruit tea

OCha Tea Corner Portland

A mixture of boba tea with modern cookery featuring fries, wings, and mouth-watering desserts puts tea-time in a whole new perspective. Exciting discount deals will only entice you more as you break away from the busy world for a chilly beverage and a snack.

OCha Tea Corner is the answer if you are looking to blow off some exertion and freshen your mind. Positive staff and economical prices are all calling you to dine here.

Address: 8733 SE Division St suite 110, Portland, OR 97266, United States

 

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