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Interview with Bethesda MD based Honest Tea's Seth Goldberg


Ching Ching Cha in Georgetown



Tea Stores & Tea Rooms

(Tea rooms may require reservations.)


bolla tea & co.  (closed)
Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA

Ching Ching Cha
1063 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20007
Closed sometimes on weekdays; best to call for hours.

Ginza; not a tea store, but has one of the best Japanese tea pot selections you'll find. Plus tons of beautiful Japanese stuff in general. Ginza is a short walk from the Dupont Circle Teaism store.

Old Town Coffee Tea and Spice (close to the waterfront in Old Town)
215 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA

The Pink Bicycle Tea Room (reviews from
303 Commerce Street
Occoquan, VA






Teaism Wonderful store with nice atmosphere and hard to find teas such as Thai Nguyen from Vietnam and Gyokuro from Japan. Enjoy a nice size pot of steaming tea and try a new variety.

Teavana is a chain out of Atlanta. They have a great sense of the beauty, serenity and ceremony that's often interwoven with tea in different cultures around the world. You'll find great books on subjects such as the temples of Kyoto, Japan, etc. At Tysons Corner Center mall (571.633.0315) and the Mall in Columbia (410.740.1187) and a new location in Fair Oaks Mall (571.432.0260). Teavana gives 1% of profits from tea sales to CARE.

Tea on the Tiber (reviews from
Ellicott City, MD

Ten Ren has a really big selection of loose and packages teas, as well as some very nice tea pots and sets. Ten Ren is a very large company based in Taiwan. They typically have loose tea in five grades in huge metal canisters, ranging from about $15 to 100 per pound for the different grades. They have nice tea sets appropriate for a tea ceremony.

Ten Ren
7418 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD

Ten Ren
825 Rockville Pike #G
Rockville, MD

Victorian Tearoom (reviews from
9413 Battle Street
Manassas, VA













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