9 Places To Get Some Really Gorgeous Tea In Dublin
While coffee has become hugely popular in Ireland in recent times, it's tea and tea alone that is the fixer of all our woes.
Used to mark good times, bad times, catch-ups, breakdowns and everything in between; tea is always there for us when we call.
We've put together a list of some of the best, tastiest and finest tea-drinking experiences on the map. Now all you have to do is try them all...
1. The Ivy
Boasting an extensive menu of the finest organic Clement & Pekoe teas, The Ivy mixes tranquil luxury with picturesque views of the city with ease.
The teas are as plentiful as they are lovely, and the lemon and ginger is particularly good.
Think you've hit up all the tea spots in all the land? Think again.
When you order tea in Dada, particularly mint tea, it's an utter experience. Mint tea isn't just a drink in Morocco, it's a sign of hospitality, friendship and tradition – and upon ordering, the wonderful staff of Dada do their best to make you feel completely at home.
3. Tea Garden & Shisha Bar
The holy grail of tea drinking, this tea garden is soothing, exciting – and chock-a-block full of delicious, sumptuous teas.
You'll meet all kinds of interesting people in here too, all equal in the fact that they just adore tea.
4. The Fitzwilliam
Whether you're on a 'teatox' and are keen to cleanse your body, or looking to be a little bit decadent with a fully fledged Afternoon Tea, The Fitzwilliam has you covered.
Their range of teas is as extensive as they are flavoursome, and their light tastes to strong flavours are the perfect combination to any meal.
5. Clement & Pekoe
Clement & Pekoe was made for the real tea connoisseurs of the world. Boasting a flavour for every mood, these teas have the ability to hit the spot in any given situation.
And they also whip up really tasty snacks. Heaven.
6. Wall & Keogh
An unrivalled tea-and-coffee shop, as well as massive tea supplier, Wall & Keogh have hit the nail on the head when it comes to brews.
And, don't panic, but they've only recently started doing a 'tea and sushi' deal for just €8.
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Chosen for its quaint, cosy feel in such a busy area, Hippety's is a sanctuary in the madness that is Temple Bar.
Tea cosies are the order of the day in this mismatched palate cleanser, amidst a city of grey.
It's basically tea just like your granny makes, except if your granny was a rockstar.
8. Joy of Chá
Yet another Temple Bar haunt is Joy of Chá, a loose leaf tea haven, with a clientele that just keep coming back for more.
They also dish up some truly tasty dishes and treats; all the better to pair your tea with.
Listen, someone's gotta do it.
If you're looking for a seriously glam tea experience, then look no further than Ladurée.
Beautifully decorated, filled with glorious scents and treats as far as the eye can see – this is the place that will brighten your tea-less spirits on a gloomy day.
Do yourself a favour and treat yo' self to some tea-filled goodness.