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TeaLula

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11 S Fairview Ave Park Ridge, Illinois 60068, United States (847)823-TEAS (8327) Website

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    • Deirdre

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      A relaxing and charming spot with a variety of delicious teas. Fun place to shop for unusual tea-related gifts as well.

    • kay 5/25/11

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      I have been looking for years for a tea room that has that perfect environment that offers unique teas. When you walk into Tea Lula it is very warm & inviting. You can sit in small tables near the front windows or sit at the tea bar. It is a great place to go with a friend to select a tea & share a pot of tea. I never feel rushed to leave. I love the variety of teas that align an entire wall. Some of my favorites are Mystic Moons (a blend of black & green teas with fruits added.) & Uva Granada. (sencha tea with pomegranite & grape added). I also love the jasmine teas. It's wonderful to order a pot of tea & not have the loose tea sitting in the pot & steeping too long. The scones are fabulous. The tea room offers a nice variety of retail items that make wonderful gifts. Finally I found a place that I will always bring friends to and support. The owner & staff are knowledgeable & friendly.

    • Jacqueline

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      I have been to this tea shop many times and have always had an enjoyable experience. I have also given and received custom label teas which the owner and staff are happy to help you create. In reading the other reviews here it seems that one has been influenced by hearsay. I say try it and see for yourself. I don't think you will be disappointed.

    • Nancy

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      I will admit that the selection and knowledge of everything tea in this shop is excellent but I will never feel comfortable sitting enjoying a pot of tea here again! In the beginning I found the owner to be engaging and welcoming, but as of late it is not the case. I was told through a friend that certain people are no longer welcome to sit and chat with friends althought there is no signage to the fact that the owners want to limit the time spent at the bar. These owners need to decide if this is a tea shop where people are welcome to savor their pot of tea and meet friends as regular customers or whether they want to be a tea store where you sample your tea and then purchase and go. I will not ever feel welcome to go here in the future and if you're thinking of becoming a regular, think twice.

      Tearoom response:

      My name is Sheila Duda and I am the owner of TeaLula in Park Ridge. I wish to thank Nancy for taking the time to complement my shop. Our store offers nearly 130 varieties of loose leaf tea, tea accessories and gifts. <BR> <BR> We offer complimentary samples of our tea at our six-seat tasting bar, and in addition customers may enjoy a pot of tea in our window seats. Although we have only 10 seats, we do offer a pot of tea and a scone for customers to relax and enjoy in the shop or tea to go. <BR> <BR> Nearly all of our customers who sit for a cup of tea spend an average of 30 minutes in the store. For our business to grow, it is imperative that we have room at the tasting bar to welcome new customers.<BR> <BR> However, a couple of customers sat sipping their pot of tea for two to three hours every day at our six-seat tasting bar. We decided that it was best to politely let them know that we needed them to shorten their stay in order to welcome new tea lovers. We thought that, as friendly regulars, they would like to help support our growth.<BR> <BR> We hope you will join us, again, taste a new tea and bring a friend to help us continue to grow our business and introduce more people to the world of tea!<BR> <BR> Warmly,<BR> <BR> Sheila Duda<BR> Owner<BR> TeaLula

    • John Schomer

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      The tea here really speaks volumes for the care that has gone into making TeaLula. If you have not developed the skills to listen to tea's subtle language, everyone there is more than willing/able to help you, if you are inclined to learn. If not, they offer free samples of all their tea so you can experiment and learn what you like for yourself. They offer 100 varieties (when last I checked) of white, green, rooibus, herbal, as well as different types of Oolong teas. They sell little things like scones and shortbread for food, but the real focus is the tea. There are a variety of tea-accessories such as tea-spoons, mugs, kettles, trays, aprons, yixing and porcelain pots... Pretty much all things related to tea in and out of the kitchen! Although quickly becoming a landmark in Park Ridge, I enjoy TeaLula for more personal reasons. I have rarely ever left without having learned something. This says a lot about the atmosphere- a detail oftentimes neglected in most major teashops. Sheila is always going above and beyond for anyone that walks through the doors. Even besides her, everyone else that works there is truly top-notch. I personally guarantee a great experience for any age after having seen elderly, tweens, parents and children alike all walk out with smiles and a big, 'Thank you,' from Sheila. It's worth a commute, I spend 25-30 minutes in a car on a regular basis for the experience only TeaLula has to offer!

    • Aleli Scerba

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      TeaLula is worth your while! Great variety of choices and the team is extremely knowledgable. They even have a spot for younger tea lovers to have a little tea party - they even supply the hats! We enjoy it every time we go.

    • susan mueller

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      This is a darling little shop! What a discovery and find! It just opened in Park Ridge March 2007. They offer a hundred types of loose leaf tea. The staff is so helpful. They will brew you a 2 cup pot of your choice for a very minimal charge. My daughter and I enjoyed a cup in a very comfortable setting. I will definetly visit this shop again.