Teasim, a collection of Asian-inspired teahouses that infuse the cultures of tea and the ideals of teaism with the informality and casualness of America, A collection of critically acclaimed restaurants that produce simple foods from the cuisines of tea, Bento boxes from Japan, curries from Thailand, and tandoor breads from India. A collection of tea shops with an abundance of tea accessories and exhibitions of work by local potters and artists. A tea seller with a constantly updated inventory of over three dozen teas that represent the best of what is available and a belief that selecting, serving, and selling tea is art and love not just commerce.
A desire to share our discovery of the richness and complexity of the tea leaf. A response to the corruption of tea, the style above substance and the use of tea bags in American offerings. An alternative to the obfuscation, over-formalizaiton, and xenophobia of traditional Asian and English tea houses. Directions:
On the corner of 8th and D Streets NW. Visible from the Archives/Navy Memorial metro stop. Parking garage on 8th Street and metered street parking. Metro accesible.