WHat makes our tea special?
Our goal is for you to taste our tea instead of just tea flavored hot water.
At the T-Bar we weigh out a portion of tea according to what size cup or pot you order. We won't give you a small tea bag full of tea crumbs. We give you a generous portion of leaves. Our taste-tested standard serving is 3 grams of tea per 8 oz. of water.
Some tea is meant for boiling water and some tea is not. Black tea and Herbs steep best with boiling water. Green Tea needs to be steeped at a lower temperature like 160F. so it tastes bright instead of bitter. Then there are some teas that need to be steeped somewhere in between those two extremes, it can get complicated. But we take care of all that for you! We prepare each tea with filtered water heated at the correct temperature for optimal flavor.
Some tea should be steeped for 5 minutes and some tea should be steeped for 2 minutes. We've done our research and will serve you your tea steeping with a timer set to the "correct" time for that tea. It's just a suggestion, not a rule so don't be intimidated! If you like a very very strong, bitter tea, you are free to steep it longer than we suggest.
Finally we put our love of tea and ritual of preparation into each cup or pot. We are a family run business who loves to drink tea all day long and make others feel welcome in the way that we prepare it. Sometimes if it is not too busy you might even see us pre-heating your cup with hot water while the tea is steeping.
Customers have told us that hanging out at our small establishment is like being in our living room and that is exactly what we strive for. We like to offer the comfort of hanging out in our house while we make you something to eat or drink and share good times.