Tea for You. Tea for Me.
What started out as a class project in college has evolved over the years to become what many customers refer to as their second home. Tea Chai Té has been offering handcrafted tea in Portland and online since December 2003, and has grown in leaps and bounds both in the products we offer and the friendly community of people who cherish it. Frequently spotted on seasons 2 and 3 of Portlandia, Tea Chai Te's brand has become a joyful Portland staple for the last decade, and we are eternally grateful for such wonderful community support.
Tea Chai Té has over 120 high quality teas, giving our customers a uniquely large selection of tea in Portland in the most casual, relaxing and inviting setting. Our first tea shop, opened up in 2003 in a victorian style house in the trendy Nob Hill area, has cozy couches and chairs, free WiFi and an outdoor balcony with a great view of NW 23rd and the West Hills. Looking to create more spaces of comfort in Portland, we were delighted to open our second tea shop in 2011 in the historic Sellwood Caboose. This bright red caboose looks small from the front, but step inside and you'll find two lounge rooms, a main tea hall and sky box seating as well as ample outdoor seating including a private courtyard with rock fountain. For those interested in reserving space for private events in our Sellwood tea shop, please contact us here.
Excitedly in the summer of 2013, we opened our third tea shop in Portland on the corner of SE 34th and Hawthorne. Grateful to be there, we have created a tea shop as original as the others, uniquely suited to the chill vibe of the neighborhood. We are happy to share our teas with so many wonderful people and look forward to the continuing journey with all of you.
We chose to handcraft our own tea blends because not only do we care about providing the public with health conscious & eco-friendly tea, we also care about working with companies around the globe who make their workers health needs a priority as well. By working with organic and fair trade ingredients, we have enjoyed creating original recipes such as our Chocolate Chipotle Chai or our 2011 Award Winning herbal Be Swell Blend. We offer both rare seasonal teas as well as reliable staples to keep our menu as fresh and consistent as possible. As times change, so will our selection of teas, so we encourage you to check out our seasonal teas for new ones to try. We happily make all our teas from scratch, including our bubble teas and chai blends, giving our customers complete freedom to have their drink made the way they like it.
The tea is not the only thing that attracts people to our tea bar, we also have literally the best staff in the world, and they enjoy working there just as much as customers enjoy coming in.
Check out our facebook, twitter & instagram pages for tips, raves, and insights from us or our teatenders on all things tea.
Finally, we have to mention our Tea Babies. Dimitri, now 6 years old, is not only the chai in our eyes, but a great joy to everyone who comes into our tea shops. He is big brother to Sol, who is now the most cheerful little 5 year old with loads of personality. Looking just like his older brother, Sol is a great cuddler and loves to smile. If you happen to see either of our smiling little rays of sunshine, feel free to give them a hug and a smile back.
Dominic & Angela Valdes