The tradition of tea drinking dates back thousands of years. The establishments serving this beverage have long since been established as spaces of congregation, entertainment (geishas would entertain in tea houses in Japan), and light snack taking (in the UK, small cakes and sandwiches).
Despair not, as ShBarcelona does not want you to miss out on the opportunity to take part in the long-standing tradition of the tea house. Barcelona has a lot to offer in this department, so we have lined up the top picks in the Les Corts area. Whether you want to go there to quickly hydrate, relax, or to catch up with friends, the selection below should tick all and any of those boxes. Grab your brew and relax.
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A company established in 1990, Tea Shop prides itself on the selection of tea it holds, as well as the expertise which ensures quality, never leaves anything to be desired. Located in L’illa Diagonal shopping center, the shop is perfectly located for those occasions when you need to rest your feet and calm your senses after a bit of shopping. With knowledgeable staff and a pleasant interior, this is a good pit stop to know!
Address: L’illa Diagonal, Avinguda Diagonal, 557
For an oriental ambiance, go no further than Infussion Bar. Almost completely off the grid (no website in operation), this is a good place to know! With a wonderful selection of Chinese teas and accompanying middle eastern snacks, the lavish interiors will have you feeling like a maharaja for the day. With shisha smoking as a little extra, this is a hidden gem, perfect for a friendly get-together.
Address: Carrer de Deu i Mata, 10
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Cafè de les Paraules
Not a tea house per se, Cafè de les Paraules offers too good an ambiance to miss. Part Viennese cafe, part Parisian brasserie, the unique decor makes this a perfect place to grab a cup of tea and let the hours go by. If you find yourself running into lunchtime or dinnertime hours, worry not, for the cafe has a wonderful selection of other beverages and highly rated food. Bring a good book or listen to the jazz that is often playing in the background, and you won’t be disappointed. This is a place made for your enjoyment and relaxation.
Address: Josep Tarradellas, 92, 08029, Barcelona
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