Rhode Island Tea Roomss
Tealuxe – Thayer Street, Providence. Unlike at the Cambridge store, there is room to sit here. You can also get crumpets, scones, muffins, and tea breads along with your tea. Same extensive array of premium, expertly blended teas on the menu, for here or to go. I am especially partial to their Blue Flower Earl Grey, Nilgiri, Ceylon, Monk’s Blend, and Creme de la Earl Grey. Their Keemuns are also fine. They have a large selection of green, black, Rooibos, herbal, and flavored black teas.
The Coffee Depot – 501 Main Street, Warren. Don’t let the name fool you. There are, indeed, some nice coffee drinks here; but The Coffee Depot has a respectable tea menu that includes black, red, green, and white teas. The black tea is more up my alley, so that’s what I’ll comment on. My favorite is the smooth Chinese Breakfast. Yet one could also be happy with Smoky Lapsong Souchong, brisk Irish Breakfast, or hearty Yorkshire Gold, amongst the many black teas. The food is more in the line of sweets (and yummy they are); however, you can also get soups and bagels. The atmosphere is comfortable coffee house. This is a great place to stop for re-energizing if you’ve been pedaling down the East Bay bicycle trail.
last updated 5/20/16