NOTE: Our online shop is currently offline for repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience, and if you would like to place an order to be mailed to you either email us, or call us (206-495-7330). The shop will be back up as soon as we can resolve the trouble.
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 (and locally made cold-brew Pier Coffee). Our tea wares range from the basic tools and accoutrements for casual tea making to finely crafted one-of-a-kind artisan-made ceramics.
Our shop is in the charming business district known as Olde Burien, and we’re easy to find, just west of Ambaum Boulevard, on southwest 152nd Street, the main drag that runs through Burien, Washington.
In addition to articles about our business and about tea and tea culture, this site 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 unable to make it in to our shop, visit our online store for an extensive selection of teas and tea wares. Details and additional information on some of our merchandise can be found here in the “Products” category. If you are looking for something special that you don’t see online, contact us, and we’ll do our best to track it down for you.