Tea Source

752 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
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Tea Source



  • Sun 10am-5pm, Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
  • $; $$
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Stop in to sample a pot of one of nearly 200 teas and other infusions in this clean, well-lighted place. Proprietor Bill Waddington is usually on hand to offer advice and help navigate a world in which first flus means the first tea growth of the season and words like flowery and tippy are bandied about as easily as phrases like half-caff-skim-cap are in coffeehouses. And hey, if you decide that you still like your mocha latte better than a pot of one of the world's rarest, most prized teas, you can tell Waddington, and he won't even get mad. He's heard worse. That's what happens when you run a tea refuge in a coffee world.

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  • Love at First Flush
    17 years ago by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

    Hand-rolled snails of jasmine flowers and long green tea leaves unfurl like sea blossoms, releasing a scent like woodland flowers in a shady valley and offering a taste like a drift of smoke on a pond.


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