Seven Cups (11 reviews)
Our teas are the best available from China, the home of tea, and our tea house is one of the very first genuine Chinese tea houses in North America! All the beautiful furniture, fixtures and fittings are exquisitely hand-carved in China, and we offer a large range of genuine Chinese tea sets and other fine tea wares for sale, as well as our legendary teas in resealable foil packs to take home.
Excellent teas and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere! They offer high-quality teas sourced directly from China. Their staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Great place to relax, read, or study.
Seven Cups offers fine certified organic Chinese teas sourced directly from small farms in China by the owners, Austin and Zhuping Hodge. This is perhaps one of the only authentic Chinese Tea Houses in the States. Zhuping is a certified Tea Master who gives amazing classes on all varieties of tea, how to steep them and the health benefits of each. The best tea house in America, not just Arizona.
I discovered Seven Cups using Adagio's teahouse search tool. Turns out I've been driving past this place for years. How I wish I could go back in time so as not to have wasted all that time. Seven Cups is absolutely wonderful. The server was very welcoming and friendly. I told her I was looking for something on the mild side and didn't mind splurging on something special for my first visit. She recommended the Meng Ding Huang Ya yellow tea. It was exactly what I was looking for. This teahouse has big tables and free wifi, which is perfect for students like me. I don't know if I will be able to go to the coffee shops on University Blvd again without wishing I was at Seven Cups. Two thumbs way way up.
They offer free wifi and will fill your pot with water endlessly. The staff will guide you through choosing a tea if you don't know where to start. They have a free tea tasting on Fridays at 3:00 - you can learn all kinds of things about tea and hear great stories about their growers in China.
A welcome refuge from the chaos outside. The quality of the tea is outstanding, simply because they know first-hand where the tea comes from and have a solid relationship with their growers.
Huge selection of tea. They also have some extremely informative videos, too, on their website.
Probably one of the best importers of Chinese tea in the USA. Teas from many small organic farms. To illustated this point, China is building a replica/museum of a Tang dynasty tea factory of Lu Yu located near the city of Changqing in China’s Zhejiang province. This monumental replica is huge and made of wood and stone like the original. There is a tea house in the museum and Seven Cups of Tucson, Arizona has been selected to operate this tea house. Very prestigious considering all of the tea housed in China. For more information, check out their website: sevencups.com
Seven Cups is an amazing place! They offer a wide array of high quality Chinese teas imported directly from China. They have some well known teas (Dragon Well and Silver Needle) as well as rarer Rock Oolongs and Yellow Tea. Their selections of Green and Oolong teas are very extensive. Their menu carefully explains the history of each tea and the flavor which is great for novices and experts alike.
Their food selections are limited to Japanese sweets and ice cream, but they are excellent quality and come from a bakery in Los Angeles.
The tea is prepared in beautiful Chinese pots and served in the small and beautiful Chinese cups. They keep the hot water refills flowing and are very exact in their steeping times.
Display teas are served in tall glass goblets which allow their flowering to be seen to full advantage.
The tearoom is furnished with lovely wood and mother of pearl inlaid furniture and has soft lighting which combine for a nice relaxing mood as you take your time over your tea.
They also offer free wireless service for those who wish to work and sip.
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and wish to make everyone comfortable - even those very new to tea (or to high quality teas).
They also have amazingly beautiful Chinese teaware for sale as well as their fine teas.
It's one of my favorite places in the world.
The tea house is actually very inviting reminding me of tea houses not in Los Angeles but of the popular tea houses in San Francisco. Though the variety of types of tea for sale is some what lacking, what they have to offer is actually pretty interesting. What I mean is that their tea leaves aren't common in most tea houses in the US. It's worth a visit and if you have time, unlike me, sit down and maybe sign up for a lesson about tea, enjoy their tea ceremony and sit down and contemplate over your day.
This tea room does have a wdie selection of tea. However, the focus seems to be on tea pots rather than tea. The tea service was prompt but our the server kept adding more hot water to the tea pot without asking causing the tea to grow a bit bitter by the end. The ambiance is nice. The menu has detailed explanations of the teas and reads like a novel! Worth a stop though for the tea selection.
Fantastic -- the variety of teas offered was astounding. Really a place for the true connoisseur; you really get the savor the subtleties of the teas they offer. The music lends a tranquil, peaceful atmosphere -- my only complaint when I was there was that the music was on a short loop, and kept repeating the same songs. Small matter when the teas are so good.