If you’ve already got your favorite coffee shops on lock, or if java just isn’t your jam, check out these two Katy-area tea rooms. You can get your caffeine fix in a different – some might say, more refined – way.
Arteastic Tea Room & Art Gallery
Enjoy the time-honored traditions of tea drinking, while surrounded by beautiful artwork at Arteastic Tea Room & Art Gallery (7109 Katy Gaston Road, Suite 900, Richmond). Owner Sobella Loreto is a professional artist and a certified tea sommelier and tea blender, and these passions are combined to provide a unique experience for customers.
From the delicate, china teacups and eccentric teapots to the range of teas you can sit down and enjoy casually, at a more formal and elegant afternoon tea, or at a tea tasting or private event, this is a complete tea experience! So pop a pinkie and maybe even practice your best British accent as you have some fun sipping your tea here.
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Katy
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Katy (23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., #E130) is all about delighting your senses with flavors and scents. Located in the LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch mall, it’s open daily and sells a wide range of loose-leaf teas, along with fine spices, handcrafted seasonings, salts, sugars, gifts, and more.
Stockpile your favorites (we like Coconut Oolong and Marrakesh Mint) to brew at home, or give the gift of tea to friends and colleagues (check out the Chai Lovers gift boxes). Owners Jocelyn and Ken Schneider are happy to share their knowledge and help you find special blends that are just right for you.
Enjoy tea time at home and try this recipe from Nigella Lawson for proper British scones to enjoy as you sip your Oolong or Earl Grey. Mmmm – heaven! For other tasty recommendations around Katy, check out more blog posts from Olympus Katy Ranch.