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Teahouses in Philadelphia?

Guten Appetit Feb 9, 2007 05:12 AM

My partner and I will be visiting Philadelphia for the King Tut exhibition. We want to warm up ourselves with a pot of tea before going to Franklin Institute Science Museum. Is there a good teahouse nearby? In Rittenhouse Square area? Reading Terminal Market? Center City? Thanks.

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  1. saturninus RE: Guten Appetit Feb 9, 2007 05:13 AM

    Rittenhouse Square area - there are two.
    Steap and Remedy Tea.

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      Bride of the Juggler RE: saturninus Feb 9, 2007 05:57 AM

      Also Great Tea International on Sansom Street, a very cozy little Chinese tea house. Thank you.

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      croutonpiggy RE: Guten Appetit Feb 9, 2007 06:14 AM

      Darling's Cafe, located on 21st Street a few doors north of the Please Touch Museum, is nearby. They are a coffeehouse/cafe; I don't know how extensive their tea offerings are.

      1. Tonyjlive RE: Guten Appetit Feb 9, 2007 09:40 AM

        Darling's is on 20th btwn Pine and Lombard.

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          lauracohenromano RE: Guten Appetit Feb 9, 2007 04:55 PM

          Great Tea International, in the Rittenhouse area, is a very unique, authentic, and calming tea house - when I 've gone there, it's felt like a small little oasis in the midst of the urban bustling. Steap isn't so good for sitting. Remedy is ok but I find it to be more like a tea version of Starbucks, good when I have work to do but not cozy at all.

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            Bob Loblaw RE: lauracohenromano Sep 3, 2009 06:03 AM

            I know these threads are old, but just in case anyone is going back for references, Great Tea Int'l is closed. I liked it a lot better than the other place on Sansom, although that place is good for working. (I also like their laptops are fine, but you can't plug them in system).

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            PumpkinCheesecake RE: Guten Appetit Sep 2, 2009 03:42 PM

            There's Bubblehouse, which serves great Bubble Tea in addition to regular tea. They also serve great thai/asian dishes. http://www.thebubblehouse.com/

            Then there's the Random tea Room and Curiosity Shop - http://www.therandomtearoom.com/

            I think there are some other great places to get tea in Chinatown...

            Oh...and here's a good link to tea-related places in philly...http://www.gophila.com/Go/PressRoom/p...

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