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“Love Tea? Don't Miss This” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hooker Tea Company

Hooker Tea Company
300 Beach Dr NE, Suite 124, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
+1 727-894-4832
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Ranked #1 of 18 Bakeries in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Hooker Tea Company specializes in premium loose leaf tea. We have over 100 varieties of tea that can be brought home for your own personal experience, or you can enjoy a pot or cup of tea here at the shop or on the go.Along with our tea we have a plethora of freshly baked goods including cupcakes, bread pudding, muffins, scones, and more! We have complimentary wireless for our customers and great indoor and outdoor atmosphere to appeal to all ages.We are downtown St Pete's Tea Destination!
Newville, Pennsylvania
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Love Tea? Don't Miss This”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Interesting shop with a wide variety of tea related choices. I really like tea and have even visited a tea plantation but this was almost a sensory overload after visiting Paciugo. The interior design of the place is interesting with their use of fabric panels to provide some unique ambience. Had a Blood Orange ice tea, all of it is freshly brewed for each order. The ice tea was really good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raymond R, Owner at Hooker Tea Company, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you for the response. Between all of the flavors next door at Paciugos and our selection here, it can come off as slightly overwhelming. Hopefully our staff was able to help refine the selection and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your Blood Orange Pu-erh!
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great tea and helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I am very picky about my tea and this place really knows how to do it right. If you don't know anything about tea, they are also really helpful and patient while you choose between the many, many tea choices that they have. I am a bit of a tea purist and prefer oolong or darjeeling, but they also have a lot of herbal mixtures and flavored teas. You can get everything either hot or cold. The atmosphere inside is very relaxing with some comfortable chairs and tables. There are books, magazines, and games for you to use while you enjoy your tea. There are also tables outside for people watching or relaxing in the sunshine. We live about 45 minutes from St. Pete and I stop in anytime we are in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raymond R, Owner at Hooker Tea Company, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thanks for the awesome review. If you are an orthodox fan, I hope you had the opportunity to try our Ali Shan Oolong. It is my favorite and one of the best teas we have in house! Don't forget to resteep the oolongs and orthodox blacks to watch the flavors change and develop and to get an extra cup or two from one batch of leaves!
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Tea Tea and more Tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This place got me into fine teas and I totally enjoy them now. I really didn't know how to select teas or steep them to their best taste. Lots of help here when you are making decisions. You can sit and enjoy tea and crumpets. Great location as well.

Visited February 2013
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Raymond R, Owner at Hooker Tea Company, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your great review! It is great when we hear about new converts to a healthy and natural item like tea! We hope we can continue to help you with any questions you may have with tea!
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Sarnia
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“Nice little lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This little spot is very close to the MoFA. We had a nice little lunch on the patio, quiche served with fresh fruit and a freshly baked muffin. The variety of tea seems endless. Prices were reasonable for a spot on the tourist strip.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Raymond R, Owner at Hooker Tea Company, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad to hear you've enjoyed the food. We are working hard on new a different food options, so we hope you will check in with us again soon!
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Lovely change from the coffee houses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

quiet, charming and great healthy teas along with delicious homemade quiche and steel cut oatmeal for breakfast!

Visited February 2013
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Raymond R, Owner at Hooker Tea Company, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your response. We hope we can give you the out of the coffee house experience you've been seemingly hoping for! We look forward to seeing you again!
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