Encore Chocolates and Teas LLC (3 reviews)
Love this little shop! It's small but it's mighty. They have this southern style mint tea that makes me go absolutely feral. I spend every summer making it into sun tea. Totally worth checking out! My partner and I also adore their chai section. I had a friend visit me a couple years ago and he bought some tea from Encore, and he has asked me twice since then to go buy him some more and mail it to him. If you're looking for a good date idea once things calm down again, you should head over and get sniffing!
I absolutely love Encore Chocolates and Teas! The chocolate section practically feels like a bookstore with how many colorful and delicious boxes are on display, and the tea section is packed full of different varieties. Black, Green, Pu-erh; loose, pyramid bags, tea blocks; other teaware like pots; they got it! The staff for both sections are super friendly and knowledgeable. Encore has a wonderful atmosphere, responsible sourced products, and it's run by a husband-wife team (with each specializing in one side of the store) if memory serves me right.
Because they also sell chocolate, it's easy to recommend Encore to folks who haven't gotten into tea quite yet--and the staff will let you walk between both sections while shopping. I try to bring all my friends here.
Wonderful store with excellent selection of teas (and chocolates). They are fans of Adagio too. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. They do not, however, lower the price per cup with increased quantity purchased. But for exploring a wide variety of expertly chosen teas they are the place to go in Olympia.