From seed-grown, organic gardens producing the finest quality raw materials - processed, packaged, and stored with the utmost care. The teas we import are under the strictest guidelines of purity. One taste and you will not only sense, but feel the value of high standards.
Mission Statement: Building community through tea. Ingredients: One tea garden patio, One gung fu tea room, A selection of fine teas, A selection of quality teaware, Ambient lighting, Antique furnishings. Directions: Mix ingredients with a team of tea devotees, stir in community members and visitors. Steep in 212° H2O. Strain and serve.
Whether looking for a traditional gung fu tea set or a one-of-a-kind gift for that hard to please tea friend, we offer a revolving selection of tea related treasures, Asian antiques, and curios. Specializing primarily in Yunnan tea we offer seasonal bulk red (black), green, and pu-erh teas year round.
No cell phones, laptops, kindles, or iPods. Imagine going on a date with just your date - not a whole world calling or texting you out of your conversation. Unbroken personal connection = deeper relationship. Please rely on us as the one place in town you can justifiably "turn off."
The Hidden Peak Teahouse was founded on the principle that “a simple cup of tea” can change your day. For thousands of years humans have relied on this benevolent little leaf for its ability to give us fresh perspective. Accepting the challenges of the small business in the modern marketplace, combined with the fact that the country we live in is not historically a “tea culture,” we decided to go for it and give our community something special.
The lighting in the space is ambient and every setting is unique. Our tea garden patio welcomes with its burbling fountain and swaying pygmy date palms.
Some experience a recognition of clarity and intention when entering due to the integrity of a dedicated tea space. No lattes, alcohol, speed, haste, nor a population habituated to vacating the very space they occupy through their electronic devices.
We’ve combed estate sales, auction houses, and private dealers for an interesting array of ambient decor, mostly antique, mostly asian, to outfit the space.
The sounds you hear over the speakers come exclusively from an in-house collection of vintage vinyl - unless there is a live musician playing. We also provide shelves full of books and games for your entertainment.
The kitchen is stocked daily with fresh, organic, life-positive food.
People actually meet, share, talk, drink, read, play - without giving priority to a machine over the living, breathing human in front of them. Imagine that.
We offer a large selection of gung fu tea ware including: draining tables, tea tools, yixing teapots, tea pets, pitchers, strainers, cups, brushes, kettles, etc.
An element of teaism that we exalt is the usage of antiques in our daily tea practice; as such, we offer a very large and constantly changing selection of artifacts. Vintage/antique yixing ware (these come and go swiftly), Jingdezhen, Chinese and Korean celadon, Japanese raku, cloisonné, shipwreck porcelain, as well as art, curios, statuary, and carvings.
We may lean heavily towards Asian aesthetics but are not limited to them. We buy and sell any item of quality from any tea culture in the world (looking for a brown betty, samovar, Russian tea glasses, Tibetan monks bowl, Japanese tea ceremony water jar?)
All bulk teas on offer in the shop are available for complimentary tasting before purchase (to genuinely interested buyers). informative tea sessions are offered in the private study on Sundays (pre-registration required) and on our tea patio every other Tuesday. We hope you will call on us in your deepening appreciation for the way of tea.
We offer several options for enjoying your tea. Most teas may be enjoyed in a teapot, and many are available for gung fu service, including every one of our incredible range of pu-erh teas.
Our house specialty. Full tea set includes miniature teapot, pitcher, cups, tea tools, strainer, and tea cloth. Practice the art of precision with this timeless ritual. We will lead you through the first round (if need be), introducing you to each implement and its significance. Steep tea in successive rounds until no flavor in leaves.
Individual Tea Service available for price of chosen tea. Shared Tea Service available only in the Gung Fu Tea Set. Serving price includes one cup, and each additional cup is $5.
A handleless cup with lid and saucer. Longtime tea house vessel of choice. This mode is versatile in that you can drink directly out of the cup (using lid to strain), decant into a second cup when steeped to perfection (using lid to strain), or decant into pitcher (using lid to strain) and serve out into small cups. Individual Tea Service available for price of chosen tea.
Steep tea to desired strength and pour into a personal mid-sized cup. Individual Tea Service available for price of chosen tea.
Classic tea house service. Enjoy the visual show as tea leaves unfurl in glass. This style allows leaves to progress through floral, strong, sweet, and bitter tastes - no straining or decanting! Ask your server for current selection.
We are deeply committed to sourcing ingredients locally and organically whenever possible. Most items are gluten-free. All items are vegan.