#40 – Zen Tea in Chamblee – Tea Bar and Meditation Room, Yoga, Tai Chi and More -Plus a Coupon for a FREE TEA!
I happened into the Zen Tea Room one chilly, rainy afternoon while driving home through the historic Chamblee Antique Row area. The Zen Tea Bar and Meditation Room is a gourmet tea shop that is, I am willing to bet, unlike none you have ever visited. With over 100 teas and tea blends, this tea shop is truly a tea bar, offering tea tastings, tea classes and tea events guaranteed to wow even the most distinguished of tea enthusiasts.
When I walked in, I was greeted by Connie Miller, owner of Zen Tea, who was nice enough to take a few moments of her day to talk to me about her shop, which has been located in Chamblee for almost two years. Connie is passionate about tea and knows an incredible amount about this soothing, delicious drink. There are more varieties of tea in Zen Tea than I ever thought possible – Zen Teas offers over 100 teas and tea blends with almost limitless possibilities. I enjoyed a Mocha Rooibos Chai, a delicious decaffeinated chai tea , which on this particularly unseasonably cold day was just what I needed!
Along with tea knowledge, Zen Tea offers meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki, special entertainment and events, including Japanese tea ceremonies and gourmet tea tastings. You can sample each of the teas of the day or you can order a tea flight – small servings of three teas of your choice. There is also a menu of savory and sweet options for lunch and dinner or just to snack on. In addition, you can purchase teas to brew at home and a wide array of tea accessories. Zen Tea is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 9 P and Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM (closed Mondays).
As the name suggests, Zen Tea is a really cool, chill, “zen” place to hang out, enjoy a cup of tea (or three) and relax. It’s quiet, peaceful. You can unwind, collect your thoughts, enjoy a nice break from the hustle and bustle…and maybe learn a thing or two about tea while you’re at it!
WHERE: Zen Tea – 5356 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341