In history lessons across America, the Boston Tea Party is widely taught as one of the forerunners that sparked the American Revolution. So, it’s kinda weird that tea isn’t a thing here more. Or maybe this act of defiance is exactly why Americans prefer coffee to tea almost two to one.
Either way, January is National Tea Month, and it is second most consumed drink in the world. So while it might not be as popular here, it’s hard to ignore its popularity. This month is a great time to explore some of Pensacola’s local teahouses (which are admittedly few in number) or perhaps expand your palette and order tea at your favorite cafe.
Asher & Bee, Apothecary & Tea Room
- Where: 3014 N. Ninth Ave. Suite B
- When: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, reopening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday evening; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday
You might be looking for a different kind of experience. This is where Asher & Bee, apothecary and tea room This is probably one of the only places you can go for holistic healing and end up sticking around for tea.
The English creamery Olde
- Where: 221 E. Zaragoza St.
- When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
If you are looking for an authentic British tea experience then The Olde English Creamery is the closest you will find here in Pensacola. This is a bistro offering light English breakfasts and full afternoon tea. Here you will find homemade scones, sour cream and jam, delicate sandwiches, cakes and bites of tea.
A full afternoon tea requires a reservation 24 hours in advance. The dairy is also closed until January 11, but normal hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. To book, go to their Facebook page here or call them at 850-542-7969.
The Celtic Cauldron and the Enchanted Teas
- Where: 1900 N. Pace Blvd.
- When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Celtic Cauldron and Enchanted Teas in Pensacola is a metaphysical shop where you can purchase organic herbs, candles, chalices, balms, essential oils, and a cup of tea. It started in 2014 at a local flea market and eventually grew until the owners could develop into a standalone storefront in March 2018.
Unlike the more traditional experience you’ll find at the Olde English Creamery, Celtic Cauldron offers a wide variety of herbal, black and green tea blends and even provides herbs for customers to create their own personal blends.
The Celtic Cauldron is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.