NOTE: Our online shop will be back online very soon! In the meantime, if you would like to place an order to be mailed to you either email us, or call us (206-495-7330).
Welcome to the virtual home of Phoenix Tea. We sell tea from origins all over the world and present special tea-related demonstrations, classes, and experiences. Come in for a tasting or to peruse our selection of tea wares. Most of our teas are traditional, single origin, pure teas made from the true tea plant – Camellia sinensis – but we also carry a number of non-tea infusions. Our tea wares range from the basic tools and accoutrements for casual tea making to finely crafted one-of-a-kind artisan-made ceramics.
We have just moved from our lovely little shop in Olde Burien, where we spent the last nearly five years, to a new, much bigger and more flexible space in the heart of downtown! We are now across the street from the weekly Burien Farmer’s Market that runs on Thursdays from May through October, Town Square Park, and the Burien branch of the King County Library System. There is free on-street parking throughout the neighborhood. Come check out the new space and have a cup of tea with us!
In addition to articles about our business and about tea and tea culture, this blog website contains tidbits of information and pieces of art related to our symbol and mascot, the mythical phoenix, in its various incarnations throughout the world, including:
China: Fenghuang – 鳳凰
Greece: Phoenix – Φοῖνιξ
India & Indonesia: Garuda – गरुड
Japan: hō-ō – 鳳凰 or fushichō – 不死鳥
Korea, Hangul – 봉황
Persia: Simurgh – سيمرغ
Russia: Zhar-Ptitsa – Жар-Птица
Vietnam: Phượng/Phụng Hoàn
If you are looking for something special and tea-related, contact us, and we’ll do our best to track it down for you. We can create custom tea experiences for you, from parties and private tastings to classes.