Green Teahouse (4 reviews)
When I first visited the Green Teahouse, I had no experience with loose tea, high quality tea, and especially traditional Asian teas. The staff quickly remedied that by offering samples to taste and by letting me smell any of the 100 varieties they offer. They were friendly and knowledgeable and helped me pick out teas I would like based on flavor and on the particular health benefits that interested me. They also taught me the best way to prepare tea, so mine would taste as good as theirs. As soon as you walk into the Green Teahouse, the atmosphere transports you to someplace calm and nearly ethereal. The combination of the aromas, soothing music, and warm color palette made me forget it was a miserably cold winter night the first time I visited. In conclusion, I'm entirely dependent on the Green Teahouse for my life's happiness. Along with their cups of tea to cup, they serve bubble tea--to which I am addicted. I highly recommend this tearoom for both those new to tea and the aficionados. And apparently I am not alone in my opinion; they've won the Hartford Advocate's Best Place to Buy Loose Tea two years in a row.
The Green Teahouse strives to share the tea culture and the Chinese culture, while offering lovely tea and tea variations. The staff are well trained and expected to understand the types of tea.
As a frequent visitor to West Hartford...I'm extremely pleased to have discovered this extraordinary teahouse. WOW! Just love the 'Caramel Pearl' loose tea blend!
Though there is no food offered, their tea offerings are of the best quality, their service is excellent, and they take plenty of time and care to help you find your perfect tea. My favorite: Snow Jasmine.