Whether you’re looking for a traditional cuppa, or fancy pushing the boat out and trying a fancy infusion, we’ve found the best places in the North East to start your tea adventure
Quilliam Brothers’ Tea House
A haven for tea lovers, Quilliam Brothers’ Tea House in Newcastle has become renowned in the North East for their enormous range of tea. There are over 60 types of loose-leaf tea here, from traditional black teas to apple crumble and cream flavour — you really can’t find a more eclectic variety.
The Village Tearoom
The ideal spot for a hot cuppa after a walk along the coast, The Village Tearoom in Alnmouth serves some of the best tea in Northumberland. Their extensive range of speciality tea includes loose leaf Jasmine and the unusual Lapsang Souchong; perfect paired with a warm scone.
The Old Young Tea House
There are more than 60 world teas for you to choose from at this delightful teashop in Middlesbrough, including traditional blends and exotic fruit infusions. Decorated with bunting and an eclectic mix of furniture, this teashop has a vintage feel.
This delightful tearoom in Durham offers 24 individual blends of loose leaf tea, all served in a collection of unique fine bone china tea cups. Enjoy a Durham Miner’s Brew that claims to put hairs on your chest, or the Pai Mu Dan blend from the Fujian province of China for a more delicate flavour.
This wonderful café in Gosforth specialises in loose leaf tea — offering dozens of different flavours and blends. There are a handful of wellness blends that can aid a balanced diet, and a variety of flavoured green teas including the strawberry sparkle.
Remember Me Tea Rooms
Enjoy your tea in a proper china cup, and take a trip down memory lane in this vintage-inspired tearoom. As well as traditional tea, Remember Me Tea Rooms in Stockton-on-Tees has a variety of loose leaf tea on offer; from popcorn to peach and apricot, the tea flavours are as unique as the décor.
The Copper Kettle Tea Rooms
Hidden away in the charming village of Bamburgh, The Copper Kettle Tea Rooms serve their speciality teas by the pot. Your traditional Lady Grey is served alongside Echinaccea and Raspberry fruit infusions.
This small, independent tea in Newcastle shop offers more than 100 teas and infusions from across the world. They have everything from herbal infusions from Egypt to their ‘chai of the day’. Tea Sutra also host tea tasting events where you can try their full range.
Carriages Tea Room
For a more unusual place to enjoy your cup of tea, the Carriages Tea Room in Bellingham is located in a 1957 Mark 1 train carriage. The carriage still retains many of the original fittings from its last journey, and is an atmospheric spot to enjoy a pot of their speciality fruit and herbal tea.
The Green in Washington is a florist, gift shop and tearoom all rolled into one. They have a wonderful selection of organic loose leaf tea and silk pyramid bagged Storm Tea. Your drink will be served in a traditional china tea cup.