Tea House Emporium

Price guide: Budget

New Bond Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 1BA

Price guide: Budget

Tea House Emporium interior

By Amy Watkins, your Bath expert

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#20 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Bath
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Tea House Emporium

Hidden gem of a tea house underneath a shop in New Bond Street.

Hidden in the 18th century vaults of a building on one of Bath’s poshest shopping streets, this cool tea house is an underground haven for tea connoisseurs. I don’t know much about tea, but I love discovering a new one every time I go there to seek refuge from the busy shops above.

Food and drink: 

Fluffy cakes and delicious shortbread are available to soak up the tea, but save room for a pot of the world’s finest. As well as black tea blends like Assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon, you’ll find green, white and yellow tea, organic blends and artisan teas that open up like flowers (indeed most are made of flowers) in your cup. Pu-erh (living tea) is available, as are many varieties of South African Roobis and mate yerba – there are hundreds of options.

Recommended dishes: 

Sup on the Rising Sun tea – the amaranth and lily flowers bloom in your cup and have a light, floral taste.

Ambience: 

Going down the shop’s winding staircase into the cellar is like entering Alice in Wonderland – teapots line the cabinet and Moroccan style lights and portraits of the Queen adorn the stone walls.
 

Service: 

Order your tea and you’ll be given a little timer that lets you know exactly when your brew is ready.
 

Location: 

Underneath the Tea House Emporium on New Bond Street.

Price advice: 

Cakes are £2 and tea starts from £2.50 a pot.

More information on Tea House Emporium:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Tearoom
Food:
Traditional
Address:
New Bond Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 1BA
Telephone:
01225 334402
Website:
http://www.teahouseemporium.co.uk
Serves:
Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Tea House

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