For thousands of years the teahouse has been central to the culture of its day. In this spirit, Teance celebrates the time- honored craftsmanship of the artisanal tea farmers of China, Taiwan, Japan, India and Sri Lanka. Every season we travel to the finest tea-growing regions of Asia and visit family-owned farms to choose our handcrafted teas. Each tea in our collection is carefully selected for its complexity, nuance, and exceptional taste. These fresh, whole leaf and often rare teas are a true expression of the land and people who continue their tea traditions. We are committed to helping sustain the communities that cultivate these teas as a way of life, and bringing the treasures of the tea arts to you.
At the tea bar in Berkeley we guide you through a tasting expedition, led by one of our highly trained tea "sommeliers". It is a unique opportunity to taste the vast and ancient world of tea. Become familiar with whole-leaf artisan varietals and their growing processes, learn how to develop your tastebuds and expertly steep tea at home.
Rated one of the Top Ten Tea Tasting Rooms in the world by National Geographic and the best Teahouse on the West Coast by Sunset Magazine.
For groups of 4+ we do recommend reservations. Call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org