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Teaism Penn Quarter

400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
+1 202-638-6010
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  • Excellent40%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always seems hard to find good tea selections anywhere. Places like this are always a welcome breath of fresh air in a land too obsessed with coffee to appreciate worthwhile tea.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SnoringFrog
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Three of us went today for lunch. We had the Japanese cabbage pancakes, a delightful tea-pairing suggested by the cashier and chilled noodles & avocado. You order at the cashier and then they call your number to pick up your food tray. We were able...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LTPratt
Reviewed November 2, 2018

A place that everyone can love. Eclectic menu that keeps the locals coming back (The place was packed!). Yet, straight forward enough that a tourist family or couple can order easily and satisfactorily. Efficiency is the key and the atmosphere remains quaint/stylish despite the busy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We stopped to get a Jasmine tea and a mint infused tea. There are so many drink options all very fresh with loose teas. There are a great range of sandwiches and soups. There is order at counter and then pick up when ready service....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mahalo123
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We tried the cilantro scrambled eggs, the chicken apple sausage with naan and the sourdough waffle. Everything was great. Looking forward to another breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AlanMill88
Linda N, Owner at Teaism Penn Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your breakfast at Teaism - so many people skip breakfast these days - rush rush rush - thank you for taking the time!

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Stopped in here on the way to some museums nearby and was happy I did so. A good list of teas is there to review from all over the world. Had a hojicha and it comes out in its own covered mug, which also acts...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brandon K
Reviewed August 28, 2018

An Asian bistro with nice tea and great small entrees. A mix of flavorful dishes, many with demonstrative vegetables. Straightforward yet fantastic desserts.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank indoorcampers
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This Teaism is just perfectly located! Meeting up with old friends - we grabbed teas, bentu boxes and crossed the street to sit on a bench in Gallery Park. It was a wonderful day supported by delicious tea and healthy food! Highly recommend it!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nzinga H
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is a great combination of casual and very nice; the salted oatmeal cookies and ginger limeade are amazing, and the selection is unique and varied -- there is something for everyone, up to and including dinner options. It is also a lovely place, cozy...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank PhotoXavi
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is my second time visiting Teaism. The first time was at the Lafayette Square location many years ago after visiting the White House. I remembered the Bento Box and the teapots from our last trip, and made sure that we would stop again (this...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank KarenV87
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 8th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20004-2105
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-6010
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Teaism is one of three locally-owned tea houses in Washington DC. We're proud to cook from scratch with healthy, seasonal, gmo-free ingredients. Enjoy a relaxing meal or just a pot of tea by the fish pond in our spacious downstairs dining room.
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