“From the delicious, perfectly executed cup of tea to the owner’s incredible depth of knowledge regarding all things tea, a trip to Valley Brook in Dupont Circle was a pleasant surprise,” writes Yelp reviewer Cherie L. Tea Masters Guo-Xing Wang, Tian-Mei Xue, Ming-Xing Xue, and Hua-Liang Fu come from expert backgrounds, with generations and family legacies of tea-making and research between them.
Located just moments from your dog-friendly apartment in Washington DC, Valley Brook Tea specializes in oolong, black, and white tea varieties. Not sure of which tea you’ll like best? Black tea is the most popular tea in the United States, with a strong flavor. Though less popular, oolong is a delicious whole-leaf type, while white tea is a lighter flavor with less than caffeine than most other types. Still not sure? Ask one of the Valley Brook experts for their suggestions, or try a customer favorite such as the Dragon Blend or Golden Peony tea. Paired with a pastry or slice of cheesecake, you’ll be in for a treat!
Valley Brook offers wifi, making it a great spot to settle in to finally sort through your emails or work on your great American novel. If you’d rather enjoy a hot cup of tea from your couch, wrapped in a blanket with your favorite book, you’re in luck, too—Valley Brook’s online shop offers a wide variety of teas with free shipping on orders of $49 or more! In the teashop or enjoyed at home, one thing is for sure: you’ll definitely want to return for another kettle or a new blend.