Tucked away at the end of a parade of shops under a block of flats in East London, this tiny cafe is very much the real deal and its owners are 100% dedicated to doing our national drink justice.
Haggerston Tea Rooms, Haggerston Road, Hackney is a trendy, kitsch venue offering a gourmet selection of teas, with a limited but organic menu of accompanying snacks. It is open 10am-6pm seven days a week.
At £2 a pot for regular tea and £3.50 for specialty flavours, prices are just the right side of reasonable, with the quality certainly providing value for money.
The tea shop boasts a selection of over 80 flavours from the award winning Kent and Sussex Tea Company, a menu which is being expanded virtually every week.
With the choice encompassing almost every flavour imaginable, the best bet is to just pick a random blend and enjoy a freshly brewed pot.
Snacks come in the form of toasties and cakes from a local baker Victoria Young. Afternoon tea is served on a request only basis, or when hosting a special event in the Tearoom.
Just around the corner from London Overground station, Haggerston, the tea rooms are also just off the Dunston Road exit of the Regents Canal, providing the option of a very civilised afternoon- a stroll down the canal, followed by a pot of the finest tea.