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Good tea on Shrewsbury St in Worcester

markp May 3, 2009 10:59 AM

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.

  1. Science Chick May 3, 2009 12:39 PM

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

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      oldschoolshrewsburyST May 4, 2009 06:14 AM

      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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        Science Chick May 4, 2009 07:18 AM

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

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          jmacd May 4, 2009 10:56 AM

          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.

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            Science Chick May 4, 2009 11:01 AM

            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!!!

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        oldschoolshrewsburyST May 4, 2009 12:05 PM

        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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          jeepcj85 Jul 20, 2009 02:30 PM

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

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          massdkmfan Jul 10, 2009 01:29 PM

          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. invinotheresverde Jul 11, 2009 10:16 AM

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

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