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Tea Chai Te

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734 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210, USA 503-228-0900 Website Owner?

Tea for all! Established in 2003, our exclusive tea blends contain organic, all natural herbs and spices for vibrant and inspiring flavor combinations. With over 120 different teas and tea blends, there is truly something special for everyone. Our casual loose leaf tea bar offers: Over 120 teas regular or latte style- Hot or Iced 16 Chai Blends- Made from Scratch & Made to Order New Apothecary & Medicinal Lines Bubble Teas- Hot or Iced Yerba Mate Blends & Kava Root Matcha Lattes Special Top Grade Puer, Green & Oolong Tea Varieties Variety of Functional & Attractive Teaware Vegan & Traditional- Pastries & Desserts doTerra Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Free WiFi New Outdoor Balcony Weekly, we brew our own all natural Kombucha, including teas such as our Coconut Pouchong Oolong and Strawberry Sencha. Our website is www.teachaite.com

Recent reviews

    • Rachel

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      I REALLY liked this place! I didn't rate the food cause I didn't try it, and to be fair, all I did was buy the tea in loose-leaf form. I got 4 teas and the guys helping me were really nice and didn't rush me at all, even though there was a bit of a line behind me. I got silver needle, pina colada (an herbal tea), green ginger chai, and a pear/green tea. I just brewed them at home and ALL of them tasted amazing, but the pina colada was the one that impressed me the most. Mixed with the silver needle, it tastes wonderful, better than any other citrus/fruit tea I've ever tried, and I've tried a lot. I don't remember what was in it though and forgot to grab a menu...and it's not on their website :(

    • W

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      ok, I admit, I am the asian tea Nazi and the fact that I can't get a decent cup of tea in the State drives me crazy. We went in the shop and thinking it might be promising since they have ALL the tea samples layout for you to smell. I judged the shop based on my stable, Earl Grey. Well, it is an ok cup of tea & lacking in some area. 1st of all, the tea is under steep, 2nd it's lacking of any flavor or bergamot. For a $4 cup of tea, I want TEA! Seriously, tea shops... Please keep in mind, brewing water temp, tea roasting time, tea picking time, all effect your tea & taste. Please don't just blend something & give it a pretty name.

      Tearoom response:

      We're so sorry to hear that the tea wasn't to your liking. We'd love to know which Earl Grey of ours you tried, as we don't have a simple traditional Earl Grey currently in our menu. Our NW Earl Grey is much lighter in flavor than a traditional due to the silver needles in it, our Blue Flower Earl Grey is a more floral variety and our Creme de la Earl Grey has a sweeter flavor with the addition of vanilla. We care deeply about the tea we serve and the way we prepare it and invite you to try our tea again, this time on us. Please message us on our website at www.teachaite.com with your contact info for that free (& hopefully redeeming) tea. We make tea because it is meant to be cherished, not loathed. Cheers!

    • Natalie

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      The only downside is that this place has the tendency to be very busy on the weekends. However, you can get your tea to go if there is no seating available.

    • Steph

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      I just simply love this place. They hand blend all there own teas and have a huge organic selection! The coconut kombucha is out of this world!

    • Rich Cullen

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      I found this tea shop on this website and decided to give it a try on Friday. Although they were out of the wuyi oolong tea I wanted to try, I sure wasn't dissappointed. The blonde behind the counter was very cheerful and warm even though she had a line to the door. She offered their Velvet oolong instead and it was phenomenal. The shop was busy and it took a while to get my tea, but that girl was just hopping around updating us all on when our tea would be ready. It was sure worth the wait. Next time I think I'll try going in the morning when it might be slower so I can sit there a while.

    • Debbi H

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      WOW, what an awesome place. Staff always eager to serve and due to their constant stream of customers, they still maintain a warm and friendly greeting. I'll continue to return. Good job kids! Tea Baby rocks!

    • Emily

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      Every time I'm on 23rd St I always stop on for a cup of tea. It's a tad small but the teas themselves are amazing as are the cookies so my husband tells me

    • TK

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      I have visited this shop a few times. Overall I've enjoyed my experiences. Great tea nice atmosphere and great balcony overlooking 23rd. Being a smaller shop it can seem a little crammed when busy. I never tried the food so I just gave it an average rating. I recommend checking it out, its well worth it.

    • Sylvia

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      This is one of my favorite places in the entire city; the selection and preparation of the teas are second to none. The hours I spend there are often the highlight of my week- the ambiance is so warm and relaxing. A great place for conversation with friends.

    • Amy

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      I love my tea and Tea Chai Te has a pretty good variety to choose from. But that is about it. Poor service and grumpy staff. Music was loud. . hard to hear yourself think. Didn't stay long and won't be back...

      Tearoom response:

      Wow. This review just breaks our hearts. We are truly sorry for the experience you had at our tea shop- it was definitely not the norm. Our staff really cares about our customers and it's sad that you didn't get the chance to know them the way most of our customers do. We do hope you'll come back again and give us another chance. And since weekends tend to be really busy and loud at the tea shop, we recommend stopping by during the week or in the evenings to better enjoy your tea in a more quiet setting.

    • Elin

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      In the posh shopping district of 23rd Avenue, Tea Chai Te offers a spot to relax and refresh. This is a comfy, casual shop with friendly service. A wooden grid displays small glass jars filled with tea you can sniff and choose. They carry a variety of 80 loose-leaf teas including black from India, China and Sri Lanka, green from Japan, oolong from Taiwan, yerba mate from South America, fruit infusions and 10 different kinds of chai. I tried two teas. I picked Vanilla Peach Apricot black and enjoyed it with milk and sugar. My friend chose iced Honeydew White; refreshing for a warm August day. The Honeydew White was delicious iced and I have since made it at home and it is ideal prepared hot as well. This teahouse is a good place to meet friends, bring your laptop or book and enjoy an extended living room.

    • Jim

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      friendly staff, good drinks,nice atmosphere, sometimes music is loud though..I highly recommend you give it a try!

    • Marisa

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      Tea Chai Te on NW 23rd used to be so great, but has seriously declined. My tea was oversteeped, the music was loud and obnoxious, teeny-boppers were shouting into their cells... Couldn't recommend it.

    • Jeffrey Pearce-Gillespie

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      I discovered this little tea place on NW 23rd when I returned to the Portland area from my time in Santa Fe and London. I mention this because Tea Chai Te exemplifies the sort of careful preparation and thoughtful presentation that I remember from my time abroad, and that I never thought I would see Stateside. They have a wonderful staff, quiet and warm space (wonderful for curling up with a hot tea in winter) and a wide range of current international magazines for customer reading pleasure. Their organic Assam is the best I've had in years and the staff is gorgeous and friendly. I highly recommend.

    • David

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      Love it ... love the people. A great place to let your soul soar into bliss. The staff will make you feel at home and like family.

    • Brian

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      This is my favorite tea shop in Portland, and one of the best in the country. The combination of an outstanding tea collection and terrific ambiance results in the perfect place to take a break while enjoying the bustling neighborhood.

    • Brandon

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      I was looking for a place to work from (with WiFi) and Tea Chai Te has both free WiFi and a great tea selection. The atmosphere is great. I plan to go back many more times. There is a great creperie downstairs if you are looking for some good food to enjoy with your tea. You can bring it into the Tea House.

    • Kelly Stone

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      The perfect tea place for the trendy NW 23rd. Located above the bustle of the street it is a pleasent retreat, but still retains the atmosphere that draws so many to the shopping. It is a clash of comfy side American design with Asian flair. A wonderful selection of over 80 loose leaf teas, an assortment of chai and bubble teas.