Tea House Emporium

Address: New Bond Street, Bath, BA1 1BA, England
Telephone: 01225 334402

- Budget

3.9

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
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

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