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Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

414 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Ranked #135 of 455 restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $7 - $10
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
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87% Recommend
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stopped in here as it's one of the few places on Main Street open late on weekends in the summer. I was overwhelmed by just how many teas they had (probably close to 100) but settled on a nice dessert Chai with no caffeine. They have a food menu, some baked goods and hookah as well. The decor is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It has to be said this did remind me of some venues I spent some time in while a student.......but that isn't necessarily a negative comment! In fact once I got up the old staircase the tea here was v good....a wide range of green, black, red and fermented teas. Good quality, properly brewed etc....I could see how the hours... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The tea selection here is inspiring and soul-warming. You'll love whatever you get. The decor is incredible too-- you feel as if you are drinking tea in an enchanted rainforest. Sometimes, they'll have live music, and then the atmosphere is especially potent.

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Arlington, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had a great time eating here 2 times in the 2.5 days I was visiting Charlottesville. I had met Zap at the place where I was staying and she said she worked here. I love trying new places and I had just eaten a huge meal at Citizen Burger, so I needed some tea to wash it down. I... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was our first stop when we arrived in Charlottesville and so glad it was. I had never been to a tea house before so had no idea what to expect. The waitress was awesome! I asked her to give me some recommendations and she did great. I had this amazing tea while we sat and relaxed on their comfy... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Overall a good place, a first choice when just looking for a place to unwind and catch up with old friends in Cville. The outdoor area (a popular place you can smoke your hookah) needs work, it has excellent potential but is in need of a little attention here and there, fresh paint, clear up the clutter etc... I'll go... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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164 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stopped in for a cup of tea and ended up with a pot of tea for a great deal. Tried a couple of teas and both were tasty and made very well. Also got a platter with hummus, dates, stuffed grape leaves, pita and some nuts and that was very well made and presented. It was a nice snack... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We like stopping in here and trying a new tea, and the Goat Herders Platter ( I think thats what it is called) a perfect little taste of all that is good! There are pillows to sit on and look out over the downtown mall while you sip you tea or cozy little booth if you want a little privacy.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Wow, wow and wow. The Twisted Branch is indeed "Bazaar". But the food is so very good. I had the Zen Wrap with a side greens salad. My wife had the Smoked Salmon Three Sisters Salad and we shared a pot of hot herbal tea. We capped our dinner with the Green Tea Ice Cream. It is so yummy -... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Following our trusted trip advisor we gave this place a shot. Exactly as described. Indie, college, hookah environment with fresh Mediterranean food. They have an area to sit on a platform with no shoes or typical tables & chairs. Service was pleasant & they let us sample the iced teas to pick one but food delivery was kinda slow but... More

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