NileGuide Expert Says:
The best place to grab a cup of tea and learn how to make it better yourself in Santa Cruz.
317 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
If you feel like getting your "Om" on, head to the Chaikhana Tea Culture shop, located just off of Pacific Ave. in downtown Santa Cruz. This herbal haven is known throughout the state for its blissful atmosphere and devotion to the humble tea leaf. Peruse the shelves for the most aromatic pu-erhs, white, yellow, green, and black loose leaves, as well as get tips from master brewers on the perfect steeping times and temperatures. The owners of Chaikhana are always on hand to answer questions and help pick out the tea that best suites each customers' tastes and personal preferences.
Hours are Tue-Fri, Sun 11 am-6 pm and Sat. 12 pm-6 pm.