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May 3, 2009 10:59 AM

Good tea on Shrewsbury St in Worcester

I drink a ton of tea on the go and have difficulty finding decent quality tea on the road. Lots of sad cups of Lipton. I stopped at a newish local coffee joint on Shrewsbury St called 'inhouse coffee' who carries mightleaf tea. Excellent. Very friendly staff, good pastries, comfy chairs, free wifi too.

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  1. Thanks for the tip.....good to have a new coffeehouse nearby work! I'll check it out!

    1. Inhouse coffee is just a glorified version of a "dunkin Donuts". The coffee is not good for a coffeehouse. They sell New England Coffee which is not a quailiy brand. They took over the Starbucks location. and by judging the website a International coffe chain . As for tea, stop by the Starbucks on Central st for the TAZO brand. It is ok. I give this place a year or so maybe more with the location. If Starbucks couldn't make, this wont

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      1. re: oldschoolshrewsburyST

        Yikes! What a bummer.....I was really hoping for a nice local coffee place w/good quality. Guess I'll have to keep waiting.......

        1. re: Science Chick

          Science chick, I'd say give it a try for yourself. I actually really liked the coffee, but some would say i'm not a true coffee drinker as I like the flavored stuff. they use flavored beans, not syrup, which is a plus in my book. I liked the tea better than the Tazo at Starbucks, although both are good. They do have a TV on playing the news, which i found annoying, but they will probably turn it down or off if you ask. They also have free Wi-fi which is easy to connect and doesn't require an ATT log in like Starbucks. I'm a big fan of starbucks and spent many hours there when it was open, but this new place deserves a chance as well.

          1. re: jmacd

            The fact that they use flavored beans actually is a huge red flag for me, warning me to steer clear! I'm not so keen about the atmosphere, cuz I won't be hanging around. I just want a place that makes really good coffee, preferably roasted onsite. **Sigh** .........something like Coastal Roasters in Tiverton, RI!!!

      2. I totally agree with Science Chick about Roasted coffee on site. We need something like that in Worcester. I had high hopes for Inhouse because I live off Shrewsbury St and can walk to it. My fiance and I both love good coffee and she especially loves tea. She drags me to Moby's( musican) tea place in NYC everytime visit

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        1. re: oldschoolshrewsburyST

          I think Acoustic Java on Main St near Clark roasts their own on site.

        2. Hey, give this place a try! I have made it my every morning stop. It's way better than a "glorified dunkins". I'm tired of going to dunkin's and getting a wrong order because the staff doesn't speak english, and getting a cup full of cream with a dash of coffee. Inhouse is just what worcester needs, if you like a breakfast sandwich, its fresh, a fried egg, not frozen. Just give Inhouse a try, you won't regret it!

          1. I had some really crappy espresso there last week. I won't be back.