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The Hooker Tea Company

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300 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA 727-894-4tea Website Owner?

Sun 08:00am – 7:00pm Mon 08:00am – 10:00pm Tue 08:00am – 10:00pm Wed 08:00am – 10:00pm Thu 08:00am – 10:00pm Fri 08:00am – 10:00pm Sat 08:00am – 10:00pm

Recent reviews

    • Dr. Ron Persin

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      Wonderful staff. Very knowledgeable and helpful. The quiche is amazing and the tea smoothies are the best. We also bought 2 tea vacuum bottles which are 'brew and go'.

    • woodie

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      I really enjoyed the The hooker tea company today. the shop had a nice varity of tea to choose from. The shop is nice and cozy and you can sit outside also if you like. The yunnan black needle is the best black tea I have ever tasted. They also have the best dang Quiche in the world. Very affordable to go and get alot for your money.

    • LMRuiz

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      I purchased several different teas from this shop. Kyoto Cherry Green was one and I never knew a tea could brew up to taste stale. Another that I have purchased several times is the Masala Chai and I have noticed the quality seems to have gone down. The first time I purchased this tea it was absolutely fabulous, it was so alive with spices and flavor. The next time it seems like there was much less flavor I noticed there was less Cardamom pods and I did not taste the ginger like I did the first time. It really was so sad! I have tried their food and it was fresh and tasty. They do offer several interesting events there that I would like to attend. If only they served staying customers like a true tea house where you receive a pot of tea with a tradition tea cup. There is nothing as dull as tea from a paper cup. I hope they step up the location is great and it is a very relaxing area with a beautiful museum right across the street and the view of the bay this could be a very happening establishment if they just tried.

      Tearoom response:

      I sincerely apologize for your experience. I assure you that we use the same ingredients for our teas since day one. <BR> Although we are not a traditional tea room serving an afternoon or high tea, we do offer pot service to our customers. The teapot service is a bottomless teapot and is displayed on our menu board for $5.95.<BR> I appreciate your feedback without as an owner I will never know where to improve.<BR> I hope for your continued support, as we do our best to improve on our whole experience.<BR> <BR> Cheers,<BR> Shawn

    • -Fanny

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      Hooker Tea Company was a little difficult to find as they are right next door to another Cafe and did not stand out. I was not impressed with the Tea, the Earl Grey I ordered lacked 'Earl Grey' taste. The Tea is also served in paper cups, serving Tea in china tea cups and teapots makes it traditional. I also asked for honey for my tea and I was given a 'watered down honey'. I ordered 'Quiche' and it was absolutely delicious!

    • Benjamin Labay

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      Hooker tea is a great place to visit any time of the day. They have a great selection of teas and accessories that cover the spectrum. I sometimes head there in the afternoon get some work done in a relaxing environment. Hooker's breakfast and desert selections are also top notch. Highly recommended for all tea lovers!

    • Leslie & daughter Tess

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      Yes there are flavors and delicious choices for all. Refreshing and intelligent you'll know that you're in the right place, no matter what day or time. Relax and enjoy--ask questions and really get answers. Find a hint of childhood in Creative Creamsicle or a trip to the Far East in Dragonwell or Ginseng Oolong. Thanks!

    • David R.

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      What a wonderful tea shop! Hooker is a favorite stop, and everyone should visit. The owners and staff are polite and personable, not to mention the great tea. Amazing varie-tea (ok that was bad) and great professional advice.

    • barbara novo

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      Love, love, love Hooker Tea. The atmosphere is calming and the teas, esp. Dr. Feelgood, are yummy. and the weekend breakfasts are always divine.

    • Julie

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      Love to come visit as often as I can! The new Coconut White with honey is my new favorite. I recommend this place to everyone. Next, I am awaiting some vegan goodies! Thanks guys!

    • Amy

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      Iced Vanilla Rooibos with cane sugar...yummy! Lots of different teas to choose from. The baked treats at Hooker Tea are delicious...scones, brownies, lemon pound cake. Great prices. Friendly service. I'm hooked!

    • Evan

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      A great place. I thought I knew tea (key word:thought) until Kendra spent time with me. I have sent friends over to become new initiates. Great atmosphere and what could be better than Tea and Wii nights or tea and tarrow night. Great people great location great attitude. Did I mention great.

    • Zach Dill

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      Quite possibly one of the best tea shops you'll find anywhere. Staff is more than helpful and don't mind sharing many stories with you. With a beautiful location, great prices, and wonderful staff, you can't go wrong with Hooker Tea. That's why it's my hangout!

    • Jo

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      What a gem! This is a wonderful downtown oasis! EXCELLENT teas, friendly and knowledgeable staff and comfortable surroundings. Who could ask for more? Try the herbal blends like Hilo Cocktail, Summer Breeze and Frutopia. Dr. Feelgood is excellent and really lives up to its name as does Healing Garden. A wonderful place to enjoy the perfect cup of tea along with great company. Also get on the mailing list for special events and updates.

    • D

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      Not a 'typical' tearoom, Hooker Tea is modern yet inviting - try it for yourself!

    • Gail

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      Hooker Tea is like a visit to a sanctuary every time I go. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter. I'm addicted not only to the great teas - the variety meets my every mood - but to the shop and shop keepers. Great music, attentive service, and a unique place to relax and take a deep breath every time I visit.

    • Rixter

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      A cozy tea cafe with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Hooker's Tea Co offers an eclectic variety of fine teas & herbal teas. I am particularly fond of their Ginseng Oolong (tell them to keep the noodles). And for a true epicurean delight don't miss Rita's breakfast menu offered only on weekend mornings.

    • Traci

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      I love The Hooker Teas COmpany! I started really drinking tea last year and this place has taken the time to teach me all I need to know about the different teas and brewing. They have very knowledgable staff and I really love the the fact that they work with and support our local businesses. i.e. Whimsodoodle.

    • Cheryl

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      I love Hooker Tea! The atmosphere inside is relaxing -- almost spa-like -- and you have the choice of sitting outside with a view of a beautiful park and the water. Tea selections is vast, and the staff is very knowledgeable. They only have food on weekend mornings, but it's excellent.

    • GabeRox

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      This is a top shelf tea establishment. Love that Sri Lankan Chai.

    • Carm

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      Hooker Tea is really something special. If you are looking for twee and chintz, this is NOT the spot for you. This place has an awesome vibe. The staff and owners are great! I never knew what rooibos, oolong or pu-erh was until I came across the Hookers and now I'm HOOKED!! This place will give the best coffee shop a good run for its' money.

    • Jeff

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      The Hooker Tea Company is a wonderful and relaxing place to enjoy. My girlfriend and I make a monthly pilgrimage to relax and bring home some great tea. We have never been disappointed! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the teas are always fresh and delicious! I have been highly recommending this tea shop to all my friends and acquaintances!

    • Carrie

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      A+ all the around. The atmosphere is relaxing. Hooker Tea is a great place to enjoy an afternoon with friends. My husband and my favorite place for Saturday morning breakfast. Who could not find a favorite tea or ten with all the choices that the knowledgable staff shares with you.

    • Rose

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      Revisited this cozy haunt; the flavor, the aromas, the amiable atmosphere all call me back to another sip of St.Pete's finest! A remarkable tea shop.

    • Josh Batson

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      Great tea and great service. Definitely one of the best leaf shops in the burg

    • Trisha

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      OMG...Hooker Tea ROCKS!!! The tea is fresh and delicious, the staff is friendly & knowledgeable and the decor is warm and 'homey'. Can I move in? The breakfasts equal any fine restaurant...don't miss them! What a wonderful 'find'. Spread the word. Even if you don't think you like tea, you will fall in love with this place. There is a flavor for everyone. I'm a true convert!

    • Chuck

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      What a lot of folks don't say is how helpful their staff is! Even if you can't tell the difference between tea and crystal light or are one of those who can't do anything other than coffee, they will find something for you. Great personalities. Their tea speaks for itself. First rate quality! You'll be on first name basis with them in no time! And the breakfast is St. Petersburg's best kept secret! Ask for some Dr. Feelgood or have Frank come up with a concoction. You won't regret it. This place is #1. Can't wait to go back to Hooker Tea!

    • Colleen Mullin

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      I <3 Hooker Tea! All people should bask in its glory!

    • Linda

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      THEY HAVE THE BEST ROOBOOS AND EARL GREY LOOSE, LOVE THE TEA BEST... I TOLD THEM TO HAVE FOOD AND BUSINESS WILL START TO BOOM, GOOD THAT THEY TOOK MY ADVICE... GREAT YOU ALL DID VERY GOOD...

      Tearoom response:

      THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!<BR> <BR> Are you on out mailing list? If not, I'd love for you to be! Drop us a line at info@hookertea.com. We have a TON of really exciting things going on and we'd love for you to be a part of them!

    • Melynda

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      My kitchen is now stocked with six different teas from Hooker...and growing! So far I have tried Chocomate (favorite!), Caramel mate, kyoto cherry green, spice of life, sri lankan chai, lavender, chamomile, and paper airplanes. I also love that you can get any of their teas in a boba (bubble) tea. Their tea sets are lovely and reasonably priced. They have some exclusives from Japan. I have made it a habit to visit the gelato shop next door and then go get some tea. It makes for a perfect day.

    • Cheryl

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      The staff at Hooker Tea is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They offer an amazing variety of loose teas from around the world, and carefully prepare each one with exactly the right water temperature and steeping time. They also offer a selection of useful tea accoutrements. The atmosphere is very modern, somewhat spare, but relaxing. Don't expect scones and devonshire cream -- this isn't a high tea sort of place. It's a wonderful spot for relaxed conversation with friends and to learn about what teas you like and why.

    • Maria Sparsis

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      Carefully prepaired teas, elegant, well thought out atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. A real treasure of a find!

    • Walt

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      Best tea shop EVER!!! I loved this place. Such nice people and GREAT atmosphere. I have been to lots of tea shops in lots of cities and this place tops my list of favorites! It is definitely not your Grandmothers tea house. I was pleasantly surprised. They have an impressive selection of over 100 teas and many tea accessories. I have not been yet, but I hear that they are now offering a weekend breakfast which, I hear is phenomenal. I highly recommend this place!!

    • Sean

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      I first experienced Hookers just this week thanks to a friend's recommendation and I have nothing but wonderful things to say! The atmosphere is extremely pleasant and welcoming with a lovely yet not overpowering aroma in the air, comfortable seating, fabulous music at a perfect volume for chatting and enjoying tea, and excellent staff. They have an ample selection of well-chosen teaware with prices for varying budgets, and the teas are AMAZING. I have sampled several varieties (including black, green, rooibos, and mate') in the couple days since I visited and they are truly delectable (Don't miss the mayan mate blend, omg.) Haven't tried one I don't love yet! Tea prices are very reasonable, usually around $2 per ounce, although they do have quite a selection of luxury teas more in the $10 to $12 per ounce range. Definitely check this one out! (P.S. didn't try any food, the survey wouldn't let me omit it, but I'm sure it's delicious. ;-) I remember some scrumptious-looking pastries, but I didn't partake.)

    • Lisa

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      This is the best place to purchase and sample tea. The staff is extemely helpful and patient. The atmosphere is relaxing and inviting overlooking a beautiful park and the waterfront. I highly recommend Hooker Tea as the quality of their teas is superior to any I have seen in the area with over 100 options. They also have a great website for ordering.