A visit Austin for a tea connoisseur must include a stop at the Tea Embassy
This shop has one of the best selections of loose leaf tea and teawares from around the world I have seen in an American tea shop.
Carol Sims turned her tea hobby into an online tea business, Tea Treasures, then expanded into the Tea Embassy, a family tea business, located in a historic home in downtown Austin.
The Tea Embassy is not a tea room serving afternoon tea, but you may enjoy a cup of tea here.
The boys, AJ and GJ, patiently sat in the parlor while I shopped. I bought several items including their #1 selling tea, the C.S. Lewis Tea Blend, an Irish Breakfast tea blend from India's Assam region.
The Sims family were not there the day we visited, but staff member Katherine was very helpful and Very knowledgeable about tea.