The Tea Palace


Tea palace is a tea shop offering a wide selection of over 120 loose leaf tea and infusions, as well as teasets and accessories.

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The Tea Palace

12 Covent Garden Market
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7836 6997
Public transport:
Covent Garden, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Tea Palace

1.0 out of 5 22 September 2013
by James O.

Incredibly overpriced (but what did I expect?)! Really the teas are way too much, staff had little to no training about the tea, and several of the teas were labeled wrong.

For example; the Imperial Ceylon states that it is both a Dimbula (on the tea container) and a Uva region (on the tea list). While this isn't a major mistake, clearly they need to update their list/know what they are...more

4.0 out of 5 6 December 2012
by Linda Z.

Stumbled on to this place while window shopping in Covent Garden and left with around 40GBP in small sample-size tea tins. There were so many amazing choices in the shop, and I spent quite a bit of time sniffing jars in the downstairs display area.

Sample teas are also available in the downstairs portion of the shop. I tried the Smooth Caramel, which was absolutely delicious (and I had to...more

4.0 out of 5 8 June 2011
by Erin M.

Classy. Swanky. Posh.

This store put me off originally. I walked by and thought "That place spent so much money on fancy packaging, there is no way the tea is decent quality."

As is it turns out, the tea is all loose leaf, stored in opaque caddies. You can smell/have a look at all of them in store. The have a decent selection, with some organic options. I picked up some full leaf single...more

5.0 out of 5 28 September 2010
by Kristi C.

Fabulous space for exceptional tea!

It's a shame that Tea Palace's tea room in Notting Hill is a thing of the past, however it is a win for Covent Garden that the retail store has relocated to the fashionable Piazza.

Upstairs, staff fill caddies of loose leaf tea for each individual order, while downstairs provides a showcase of the Tea Palace range of tea, each tea with its own little...more

5.0 out of 5 6 June 2010
by Jenn M.

I recently attended a tea tasting event hosted by Tea Palace and was treated to a wide range of top-notch teas, my favourite being the white peony with pink rosebuds - lush!

I'm really glad I found out about this place. I used to live in a city with a superb tea shop and, up to now, was unable to find a place in London with a comparable range of quality teas (yes, this includes Harrods tea...more

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