One of my favorite places to buy loose leaf tea and accompanying accessories is Tealuxe. My boyfriend discovered Tealuxe a few months prior to our move back to Boston. Since then I’ve purchased items from their online store as well as in person at their Harvard Square location, and I’m totally smitten. We’re tea drinking fiends these days. Currently on hand in our kitchen are the following tantalizing flavors: Moroccan Mint, Orange Echinacea, Royal Coconut, Raspberry Earl Grey, Apple Pie, White Blueberry, and the piece de resistance: Lady Londonderry (which is my new personal favorite and supposedly the favorite of the late Princess Diana as well). Lady Londonderry is a black tea with hints of lemon and strawberry. Are you drooling yet?
In addition to the location in Harvard Square, there are also Tealuxe stores on Newbury Street, as well as in Providence, Rhode Island. According to the website new franchises will also be opening soon in Tampa Florida, Tempe Arizona, and also on Long Island.
If all of the amazing and varied choices at Tealuxe have left you feeling overwhelmed and confused you can also utilize their helpful web resources to find a tea that’s right for you. These resources include a best selling tea list, a short quiz that offers tea recommendations after you answer a few succinct questions, and even a comprehensive detail of all available teas broken down by category (mint, herbal, relaxing, spicy etc…).
This Fall, Tealuxe will offer a Tea 101 Class at the Newbury Street location. For $25 you’ll receive education on the history of tea, a tea tasting, information on the health benefits of tea, a question and answer session, and tea samples to take home and enjoy on your own. For more information, including dates and times, you can email the Tea Academy or call the Newbury Street location at 617.927.0400. Sounds like a “tea-riffic” time to me!