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English Tealeaves

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18551 Main Street Parker, Colorado 80134-4906, United States 720-851-6099 Website

Sun 11:30am – 4:00pm Mon closed Tue 09:30am – 5:30pm Wed 09:30am – 5:30pm Thu 09:30am – 5:30pm Fri 09:30am – 5:30pm Sat 09:30am – 5:00pm
English Tealeaves passion is to find and supply you with teas for all occasions. Enjoy tea with our extensive lunch menu served from 10:30 to 4:30 and 3 types of tea parties. We have a exciting selection of over 120 teas,black, green, oolong, flavored, decaffeinated,tisanes and herbal varieties. We give friendly, expert advice on all of our selections, and can help you learn how to brew tea properly with the right equipment. Stop by and have hot or iced tea or a smoothie in our cozy, relaxing cafe in Parker, CO.

Recent reviews

    • Tracey

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      Extremely friendly staff. Plentiful food. Wonderful assortment of tea. Comfortable, eloquent atmosphere.

    • carrie

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      This is a nice place to go to sit down and enjoy a pot of tea. We have bought mother's day gifts here, and they have good brewing equipment for sale. As for food, their scones with Devon cream and lemon curd are a must. They have an overwhelming tea selection, with good descriptions on the package so you can remember later what you bought ;). They have an especially good oolong selection. Nice, quiet atmosphere, casual and quiet.

    • CP

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      I love browsing through all the goodies Tealeaves has to offer, but even better, I love meeting friends and enjoying a pot (or two) of the many, many types of delicious tea available.

    • Christy W.

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      I have been going to Tealeaves since they first opened many years ago and absolutely love it. Rob & Lynne are kind and gracious hosts and have done us all a great service by bringing such a fantastic tea cafe to the south Denver metro area. The ambience is perfect with relaxing music and cushioned chairs that make you feel like you are welcome to stay and enjoy your tea as long as you want. I also appreciate that it doesn't feel like a dollhouse, with doilies and chairs that feel wobbly and like they are about to break. While my 9-year-old daughter might enjoy that type of setting for our special mommy-daughter teas, I much prefer Tealeaves' decor that allows everyone to feel welcome and not at all crowded by other customers. Their scones are to-die-for and have ruined me for every other scone out there! Their breakfast quiches are yummy, as are all of the salads, sandwiches, desserts and soups I've had there (especially their homemade gazpacho!). I also love that they have an equally delicious and extensive gluten-free menu. Their teas are fantastic -- so many to choose from -- and I love how they are always on the lookout for new items to bring to their customers, like tea-based cocktail mixers, teapot warmers, and even their own scone mix for you to buy and make home when you just don't have time to run into the cafe. I also love their special events, like tea tastings and tea & chocolate pairing workshops. I can't say enough about this great tea cafe in the fabulous small town of Parker!

    • Susan P.

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      English Tealeaves is a lovely place to go for tea and lunch -- and a refreshing change of pace from other restaurants in the Parker area. I highly recommend the roast carved turkey sandwich!

    • Jody

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      English Tealeaves is the best! Wonderful food, gift items, tea accessories, and a staff that helps with a cheery smile. I have become a tea snob! Relaxing lunch, tea party, scones with friends and hundreds of teas to choose from - I love it all!

    • Michael Rachwal

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      I absolutely love this place! I took my mother there because I was looking for the perfect refreshing atmosphere, all of the staff were very nice, I love how they are able to pinpoint an excellent tea suggestion based off you likes and dis-likes, this is a relaxing, yet fun place to take your friends or someone special.

    • Katie

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      Delicious tea. Beautiful sale items. Color coordinated tea pots to flavor of tea - fun!!!!! Knowledgable staff. Personable owners. Great value!!!

    • Lina

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      Love the casual atmosphere...great tea, scones and sandwiches.... The hosts are fabulous. A nice experience overall.

    • bamonette

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      My family has been to English Tealeaves repeatedly over the last 5 years. We love the service, the selection, and the menu. I recommend it unreservedly.

    • Mary

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      I love this place!!! The teas are absolutely amazing and I always get a few bags every time that I visit. In addition to the great tea, the staff is always really friendly. It is also a family owned business that takes pride in what they do. Did I mention that the food is very delicious?! My favorite item on the menu is the smoked salmon sandwich and my favorite tea is called 'Mango and Friends' :-)

    • Bev D. (Highlands Ranch)

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      I want to correct something I said in a review I just posted. I mentioned a 'negative review on this site that talked about tea bags.' It was not this site. It was a review on another site. Sorry for the error.

    • Jamalyn Ackley

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      Great tearoom, restaurant and shop, a very broad and interesting offering of teas. wonderful, warm service and great atmosphere! we are so glad to have TeaLeaves in Parker!

    • John B.

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      I am a huge fan of good loose leaf tea, and places that know how to properly prepare it (good tea poorly prepared is too common unfortunately). I have visited Rob & Lynne's place - English Tea Leaves - for years now. It is THE place to go if you appreciate quality tea, prepared well, with a knowledgeable staff that can guide you as you explore teas from around the world. Their tea selection and expertise are unparalleled, and they are more than happy to help you learn more about tea if you so desire. They also have a decent lunch menu with pies, pasties, scones and salads to choose from. If you've ever been to one of those 'franchise' tea places in Cherry Creek or Park Meadows Mall and you left underwhelmed, you need to visit English Tea Leaves. It is the real deal! -JB

    • Kevin Reed

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      Fellow men, don't be shy. This cafe isn't just for the ladies. The owner is a fine British gentleman and makes all feel welcome. The Cornish Pasties are perfect and I like to wash them down with an excellent pot of Earl Grey whole leaf tea. I really enjoy having a pot of tea at this cafe and showing it off to out of town guests. Kevin (Aurora, CO)

    • lois liebherr

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      i love this place.

    • Stuart

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      Excellent selection of tea! Something for every mood. Try their pina coladas! Food is really good and service is friendly. Highly recommend.

    • Melissa

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      Love it, Love it, Love it! They have widest selection of teas, and the staff is more than happy to help you if you can't make a decision. The scones are baked fresh every morning, and you can tell the owners are completely passionate about what they do. I also love that that they keep 'non-traditonal' hours by staying open after 5 pm. All of the teas in the shop are also for sale if you can't wait until your next visit for more.

    • Katie

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      Wonderfully relaxing, lots of beautiful tea cups to look at and purchase, and so many teas you may never try them all! The food is delicious and the owners are enchanting. A must try!

    • Margaret

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      This is the perfect spot to meet up with friends for lunch or for a cup of tea. The menu features British standards like pasties, cucumber sandwiches, homemade soups and wonderful desserts. The couple (he is British) carry a broad range of teas to choose from for purchase or to drink there. They also sell lots of tea items like cups, teapots, etc. I highly recommend this shop and tea room.

    • Laura

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      I really love Tealeaves! They have a passion for tea, especially if you can catch one of the owners. They've got many creative varieties of loose tea, blended in house, and lots of tea-drinking items such as teapots and so on. They also have a small supply of english goodies for sale. The food focuses on English-style lunch items but they also serve a complete tea with 24 hours notice. Their decor is modern, colorful and cheerful and not too cutesy. Another plus is their Friday evening live music. Generally, it's just a very good quality place with an excellent tea selection, and owned by people who know tea. Hope you can try it out and enjoy it.

    • Kathryn

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      Excellent range of whole leaf teas are offered for in-store consumption and purchase for home use. My personal choice is the Orgnaic Earl Grey - the best tea I;ve found in 7 years of living in the USA!

    • marlene waite

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      This tearoom provides a lovely, calm, and restful tea experience. Variety of teas is amazing. Owners are British, very helpful and charming, and other servers are equally friendly. Food consists of English pasties, sandwiches, soups, etc. A lovely tea experience

    • Anita Gordon, a.k.a. Kathleen Kirkwood

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      English Tealeaves is a local treasure--a touch of England in Parker. My writer friends and I have made it our favorite gathering place, the experience being a world apart from the noise, bustle and rush that typifies most establishments. This modern tea cafe is light-filled and airy and possesses a casual, yet elegant, ambiance. Shelves upon shelves hold a diverse offering of premium teas, as well as accessories, collectibles, and fine English bone china. As we began our adventures into the realm of tea, we relied upon the owners' expertise to make our selections. We then navigated the menu through an assortment of savory English pasties and pies, soups and sandwiches, scrumptious scones with clotted cream, and an out-of-this-world Chocolate Toffee Mousse, not to mention other equally knee-weakening desserts. Several of us ventured beyond our daytime visits to the evening tea-tasting events, learning the basics of tea and its sources and varieties worldwide. We were even treated to special pairings of tea and chocolate, and, one Christmas, a traditional British dinner with each course accompanied by an appropriate tea. One of the things I continue to love about the cafe is that, in the owners' quest to stock the finest products, new and different selections are constantly brought in such as the fun, iced 'bubble' teas, and a growing line or organic teas, added in response to customer requests. Our local writers continue to frequent English Tealeaves, with new authors ever joining us in what we've dubbed the 'writers' corner.' Personally, a trip to the cafe is the highlight of my week. It would be difficult to find a more refined or relaxing place to recharge. As I begin penning my next tome, I fully intend to curl up in the 'writers' corner' with unlimited pots of tea and to cherish my time in this wonderful establishment.

    • Patti Morgan, 1/26/06

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      A quiet and relaxing afternoon with my best friend and a few pots of tea at English Tealeaves was just what I needed after a long stressful week! I have been to several Tea Rooms in the Colorado Springs/South Denver area over the last 7 years and I have to say... hands down, English Tealeaves is my most favorite place to come for afternoon tea. I can't go there without getting the full treatment-if you ask me, their Royal Tea is the only way to experience afternoon tea! They have the yummiest food, the friendliest service and the largest selection of teas I've ever seen! And I really like how Rob encourages me to try as many teas as I like. This is a perfect place to relax, forget about life for a while and make unforgettable memories with your daughter, mother and friends.

    • Kirsten from Colorado Springs

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      We were looking for a relaxing time to chat and drink some new teas. There was no pressure to hurry up and finish and trying another tea was never an inconvenience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Oh yeah, we had plenty of time to chat as we ate wonderful goodies and drank tasty teas.

    • Maya

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      I have been to various Tea rooms throughout the Denver Metro Area and I must say, I was a bit disappointed with English Tea leaves Cafe. We had a Royal Tea which offered a wide variety of tea,but the food was just average. The Royal Tea consisted of 3 types of finger sandwiches, cucumber, turkey, and salmon , 2 scones, a choice of dessert, and some cookies. The turkey or the cucumbers were not fresh. When we asked for more of the sandwiches we did like the server said there was so much more to come. However afterwards, they brought 2 mini scones and your dessert. English Tea is great for relaxing with a cup of Tea and possibly some scones. I would not recommend it for the High Teas- Try the Brown Palace instead. For just $2 more than the price you pay at English Tea Leaves you can enjoy a high tea will champagne, unlimited tea, sandwiches, scones, and pastries with a lot more variety!

      Tearoom response:

      I'm sorry Maya was disappointed. To put the record straight, our Royal tea parties consist of unlimited pots of tea from a choice of about 125 kinds, 4 types of finger sandwiches, scones with individual jars of English Devonshire cream and jam, desserts such as chocolate mousse and strawberrywave cheesecake, Scottish shortbread and English chocolate cookies. Our turkey is the best quality and is freshly sliced, as are the cucumbers. The majority of customers cannot eat all the food and take some home.

    • Lynda Good

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      English Tealeaves Cafe is a regular in my schedule. Being a modern european-like cafe, it is a guiet place to have a variety of teas, and scones with clotted creams and jams. I elways look forward to moments of relaxing, drinking tea and browsing through the tea, tea cups (many from England) and the assortment of tea making accesories. For two years I have purchased a great number of colleague and sister gifts here. Everyone always replies with great 'Thank yous!', and 'You can do that again!' Congratulations, Rob and Lynne on a unigue gift shop and cafe! I hope everyone takes time to relax with you, and a cup of tea during this busy time of year.

    • Lori Bertagnolli

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      This is a wonderful cafe, where you can enjoy great tea in a relaxing enviroment. Their tea selection is impressive and the staff can help you find the tea that's right for you. It's a great place to stop in for a quick healthy lunch, or quiet dinner. I also like the music on fridays. They've got quite a broad selection. Check it out :-)

    • Ann

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      This is a 'little bit of England' on American Soil! How special this place is. I meet my special friend there and we chat and chat and chat. The food and the tea only add to the ambiance. This is a place to come to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and the owners. Don't be in a rush, because you will miss the essence ot the Tea Leaves!

    • Dixie

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      I came from Oregon where we had fantastic choices of Chinese & Russian tea gardens. When I moved to the Parker area 5 years ago, there was nothing in the way of tea except for restaurant tea bags. A year ago, I came across English Tea Leaves. What a find! They have a different soup offered every day. My favorites are the Italian Wedding soup and the Split Pea soup. Their smoke Salmon salad is also a favorite. I come away feeling satisfied with the amount of food offered. Tea prices and food prices are very reasonable. I take many of my friends and business clients there. It is quiet and easy to visit without the loud noises found in most restaurants i.e., clanging dishes, roaring air conditioners,. The staff has always been helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to helping me choose a tea. They are also very considerate and allow me to enjoy my tea without constant interruptions which are found in most eateries. I would reccomend English Tea Leaves to any and all that enjoy great tea at a great price anytime of the year.

    • Linneah

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      The variety of teas, the care of preparation and the individual service made our visit a tremendous success! The food is different than anything else in the area - traditional English stuff - and the freshly baked scones are out of this world! I'll be back!

    • Rachael from Boulder

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      I’ve been to many tearooms across the country and have found no other that offers the variety of quality tea available at Tealeaves. The owners have that great British charm and excellent knowledge of tea. It’s refreshing to go to an establishment that pays so much attention to detail understands how to make a perfect pot of tea. My only complaint is that they don’t have a location closer to me in Boulder!