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“Bijou in size, great in experience”
Review of Teahouse Emporium

Teahouse Emporium
Ranked #33 of 41 Coffee & Tea in Bath
Description: Independent speciality teashop based in Bath, Somerset. Our cafe closed in 2014, but our shop is still open! Visit our website to find out more about teas and our Tea Tasting sessions!
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Description: Independent speciality teashop based in Bath, Somerset. Our cafe closed in 2014, but our shop is still open! Visit our website to find out more about teas and our Tea Tasting sessions!
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Bijou in size, great in experience”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a hidden gem, but do not go there without talking to the owner who will most likely be in the shop. The man travels the world for tea and what he doesn't know who cares, every tea of the many he has, he understands fully and much time can be spent smelling before buying loose leaf treasure or going for a cuppa downstairs.
Upstairs and downstairs are bijou to say the least, it is often difficult to move without climbing over or around someone, which means people talk and smile at each other. Crowded it may be and sometimes disappointing if a seat is not available, however it is a firm 'must visit' when in Bath. Whenever we are in Bath, (we live 25 miles away) we have a heavy shopping bag after the necessary visit to restock our tea cupboard. Oh, and the cake in the tea room is great too, enjoy!.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PTRaggett
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very wide range of teas and coffees”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

This small tea room in the basement of a shop selling a huge range of teas and coffees is the place to go for a more unusual type of either beverage. The tea room was very small and a bit lacking in atmosphere, but worth it for the wide range.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Johntimelord
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
652 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 518 helpful votes
“Wonderful intimacy in this busy city”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Visited 3:30 PM 12th of December 2013

My goodness, Bath is full of temptations. there is enough affluence in the area to support niche market establishments. This was one such. We found it when we were wandering round after visiting the cathedral.

On the ground floor there is an outstanding selection of teas, ideal for Christmas presents or nice gifts. Any flavour, you name it, you'll find a tea to suit. The young lady who served was knowledgeable and obviously loved her job. Tea is sold in glass jars and sold by the weight, or simply sold in normal packets. it's worth noting the when you enter the shop you are greeted with a wonderful aroma of real tea; that alone makes the visit worthwhile.

Downstairs, there is a very wonderful tearoom. It is very quiet with about a dozen tables and you can go there for a confidential chat where you don't want to be disturbed. I would avoid the smaller room on the right as you go down because that is where the service area is and it is a bit noisy. They serve the usual cake, coffee selection but obviously the emphasis is on tea and you can ask for anything you like more or less so it seems.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Brian-Snellgrove
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Discovered by accident..”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Wondering through the streets of Bath, dying for a cuppa and we stumble across this gem!

The Teahouse is downstairs, simply decorated in a very tasteful manner. Very friendly staff.

The menus are an education in themselves, I never knew of so many teas available and the health benefits/qualities of them! My sister wanted to keep the menu to read whilst we waited for our tea to arrive (with a slice of cake of course!)

I ordered the Indian chai and was not disappointed. The tea arrives complete with timer, when that goes off you are at your perfect "brewing point"! Quite an experience and you can easily spend a couple of hours catching up, drinking tea and just relaxing. Definitely worth a visit next time you are in Bath. A tearoom with a difference.

Just one thing, due to the steep steps may not be suitable for the elderly/young children with prams I'm afraid.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Amy C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great selection of unusual teas”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

It was an eye-opener to smell all the different blends of teas and coffees. Very helpful staff helped me choose what I wanted from an amazing array of fruity and classic blends. Reasonable prices and something for everyone

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank yvonne w
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