The History of the Teahouse Part 4 | The Modern Teahouse

     Unlike the history of coffeehouses with a common thread of gathering for discourse, business, or pleasure, the history of the tea house is much more diverse. You can characterize tea as an individual experience. Different types of tea traditions bring people together, but others are more about health and wellness benefits, which cater to the individual rather than a group. Tea is also a global drink with many traditions, customs, and regions which result in very diverse experiences.

The Versatile Teahouse Experience

     The modern tearoom offers a wide variety of experiences depending on the individual's tastes and preferences. You may be a purist and want authentic, high-quality loose-leaf tea steeped just right. You may be a traditionalist and participate in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. You might find yourself in a tearoom in the U.S. with a British feel to it. You may look for a tea house that offers tea for health benefits. Tea transcends time and region, and since tea is enjoyed worldwide, the possibilities of a tea room experience range widely.

     You can find a tearoom for just about any reason people like drinking tea. If you're in England, restaurants will often offer tea, but tea rooms will offer a more classic afternoon tea experience served with scones and pastries. Some may have more options like Cream Tea, also known as Devonshire Tea, consisting of cream, a scone with jam and clotted cream, or an elaborate afternoon tea and high tea, including a savory meal.

     When it comes to ceremonies, you may not necessarily go to a tearoom, but it would be best to know the culture and ceremonial practices before visiting. For example, Japanese Tea Ceremony, people who gather for tea ceremony go to a room prepared specifically for this practice. There is traditional clothing, behavior, and other requirements to participate.

     The American Tea Room offers many different tea experiences from all over the world. The most significant impact that the American Tea Room had was back in the 1920s. They allowed women to enter the business world in a male-dominated restaurant business. You can still visit a teahouse today with the same style as those in the 1920s, which will offer tea, other drinks, and a light meal.

Hackberry Tea at Sagebrush Coffeehouse

     Some experiences are centuries old, and some bloomed out of necessity and hardship. You don't have to travel outside of America to enjoy tea time from England or green tea from Asia. Here in Arizona, we want to bring our own unique tea experience to our customers. On July 1st, 2021, Sagebrush Coffee opened its first coffeehouse, but it's no ordinary coffeehouse. While coffee is the main feature, tea is not an afterthought. Sagebrush Coffee features Hackberry Tea. Hackberry Tea has been an online tea shop for a few years. But now we offer our premium and unique teas to order. Come and try our Blue Milk Tea, or our Iced Tea Refreshers. If you like traditionally brewed hot tea, come in and taste our premium black or green teas from China or come in during tea time and enjoy a scone with some of our delicious Earl Grey teas. We have a tea drink for every mood, situation, and palate! Check out some of our beverages below.

Blue Milk Tea

Chai Tea Latte

Strawberry Fields Lemonade

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