In River North, Naperville and Skokie, Adagio Teas offers tea tastings and organizes free events such as “evening cocktails” and “explore the teas of the world.”
The self-proclaimed “Starbucks of tea,” Argo offers an array of specialty tea beverages and tea-inspired baked goods in addition to bottled teas to go.
With locations in Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and Lake View, David’s Tea features over 150 types of tea, including limited-edition seasonal blends.
Located in Chinatown, Ten Ren offers high quality traditional Chinese teas as well as a wide assortment of teaware.
Patrons can get comfy on the Bourgeois Pig’s classic antique furniture and choose from over 100 types of loose tea in this old fashioned café in Lincoln Park.
Pars Persian Store in Andersonville boasts a large selection of loose teas packaged in small bags, allowing for easy sampling of new blends without the commitment of buying one tea in a large quantity.
For those celebrating a special occasion, Palm Court at the Drake Hotel offers traditional afternoon tea complete with pastries, finger sandwiches and live music. “Teatinis” – tea infused cocktails – are also available upon request.
Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan opened this tearoom in Highland Park as a way to support the local arts community. Madame Zuzu’s frequently hosts open mic nights and live music.