Here in Washington D.C., you don’t need to spill the tea to get a comforting cup of tea in this January cold. Instead, you can just head to one of our city’s many tearooms and cafes, which specialize in serving everything from fruit tea to classic English tea.
If you’re looking to something to take a bit of the chill out of this month’s air, then a cup of tea from one of these spots may be just what the doctor ordered – and just what you need to get you through a busy day.
Teaism, located at 400 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. which will take you 11 minutes to get to by car, is known for its teas served alongside a variety of bento boxes, sandwiches and cookies in a bright space.
Teaism was founded in 1996 with the goal of making exquisite loose-leaf tea accessible to all. In a time when tea was conceived as either a dark powder in a bag with a string – to be sweetened heavily and discarded – or a stuffy afternoon affair with china and linens, they wanted to highlight the beautiful diversity of the camellia sinensis plant itself.
The Wydown, located at 600B H St NE, Washington, D.C. which is only seven minutes from home, is a trendy coffee bar serving artisanal java, tea, breakfast and lunch fare, baked goods and cocktails.
Run by two brothers with roots in the Midwest, The Wydown is fueled by a style of hospitality and service that never loses sight of its customers, whether you popped in for a quick cup of tea or want to linger over a classic cappuccino.
400 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
600B H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002(202) 846-7986