Where to drink a cup of decent tea when you’re in Pittsburgh? Brewertea list the favorites of the Steel city. Did you know that the city even has it own Tea association? With so many good places to get a cup to tea it’s not hard to list our favorites of Pittsburgh. Or maybe it does! In any case, if you are in the neighborhood, check out these places.
502 E Ohio St | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fancy a High Tea with your youngster after visiting the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh? Then this is the place for you. This new style tea bar has a wide selection of loose tea and tisane brews, including puerh and oolong teas. For more adventurous choices, they also serve cold specialty tea blends, like a yerba redhead for example! Delicious! A bite to eat for lunch is also possible, especially if you like peanut butter you are at the right address.
Bantha Tea Bar
5002 Penn Ave | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This permaculture tea bar is also part of the new tea scene that is attracting a whole new crowd to the taste of tea. The bar is using the power of the sun for it’s energy and is constructed of upcycled materials. The tea menu is stacked with cool names like Russian caravan, Bantha Fodder and Phlegmn, No more. If that does’t make you want to try out new flavors! It’s atmosphere is that of a very cool bar, and that was exactly how to owner sculptured it! Hats off for number 2 on the Brewertea’s favorites of Pittsburgh.
Tupelo Honey Teas
211 Grant Ave | Millvale, Pennsylvania
It’s buzzing here…With a passion for tea, herbs and holistic healing, it’s no wonder that this place serves (mostly) organic teas from around the world. They are famous for their Apothecary, where they educate about herbs, roots, plants, and berries. In their Millvale location they also host tea blending parties and tea workshops to inspire tea lovers. The foodmenu consists of vegetarian and vegan healthy bites that accommodate a cup of tea. Because tea is the heart of the business, not the honey! “We believe everyone is a tea drinker even if they do not know it yet.” We couldn’t agree more.
The Inn on Negle
703 S Negley Ave | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This Inn is located in the beautiful downtown historic area of Shadyside near the Carnegie museums. An elegant place to spend the night and to explore Pittsburgh from. Ideal for parents visiting students from the Chatham University. The venue has a classic victorian interior and the charm of the period house suits well with their High Tea Service. The tea room in the heart of the Inn is open from wednesday to Sunday. For the little ones there is also lots to choose from with their Children’s Afternoon Tea. Not only get overnight guests a discount they can also choose to have an Afternoon Tea in the Fernwood Dining Room or en suite! It doesn’t get better then that if you are looking for a weekend to indulge your High Tea addiction.
The Johnston House
7041 Crider Rd | Mars, Pennsylvania
History is ever present in Pittsburgh and the Johnston House is another Victorian Tea Room that is a delight to discover in the area of Steel City. The venue is elegantly decorated with flowers and beautiful furniture. The white linnen decorated tables against the backdrop of the classic windows are a delighted sight to absorb. Dining with fine china is a bliss. So is their Afternoon Tea menu. Tea for One maybe the word, but tea for many is what they serve. The Tea Room is in business since 1994! A lovely spot to enjoy your tea on a Wednesday, Friday of Saturday. Reserve your spot to experience it for yourself.
Omni Williams Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ever wanted to feel a movie star of the early Hollywood time? Step into their footsteps with a stay in this elegant historic hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. It’s no wonder that they are part of the Historic Hotels of America. In 1906 wealthy industrialist Henry Clay Frick build this impressive hotel to showcase the “old European” world that America was the new power in place. We don’t complain, the lavish high ceiling ballroom atmosphere is a place to make memorable trips and events come true. In their Palm Court room tradition rules. At 2:30 sharp, just like Edwardian times Afternoon Tea is served. A good place to watch and learn some traditional etiquettes concerning a proper high tea. Delicious!
Dobra Tea Pittsburgh
1937 Murray Ave| Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
An asian inspired bohemian tea room, that was lacking in Pittsburgh according to the owner. So he reached out to Dobra and installed a local branch in the Steel City. With Persian tapestries, clay pottery, vegan food and low sitting tables, this is not your regular (victorian) tea room. But an interesting tea experience nonetheless. With over 100 varieties of tea sourced from all over the world is it a good place to explore your tea tasting abilities. And if you’re up for it, why not participate in their belly dancing events?
Bella’s House of Fine Teas
2822 South Park Rd |Bethel Park,Pennsylvania
Pink walls, kitch interior and vintage hats. That is the setting of this victorian inspired tea room. A cozy country feel in Bethel Park. With more then 80 blends of tea to choose from, there is always one suited for your tastebuds. With a lunch menu that spells “sweet & savoury” like no other. No time for lunch? Get a scone to go!
1903 Donner St | McKeesport, Pennsylvania
A country feel tea parlor, that describes this tea room best. A cozy and warm interior that suits well for small gatherings. The menu consists of finger sandwiches, scones and muffins and it’s clear that food is at the center of the meal.