Verdant Tea has a new home in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. More than a tea house, our Minneapolis Tasting Room and Tea Bar is a cafe, neighborhood hangout and collaborative event space, all-in-one. Whether you’re meeting friends over a cup of tea, enjoying seasonally inspired breakfast and brunch, attending morning meditation and qigong, or indulging in local ice cream and chocolate, you’ll find our doors open, ready to welcome in new friends and neighbors.
TEA… We’re devoted to offering a curated selection of the finest of artisan-crafted seasonal Chinese teas from small family farms. Iced tea, hot tea or loose leaf tea to go: attend a guided tasting event or create your own tasting flight anytime.
CHAI… Our micro-brewed chai is made fresh on-site. Enjoy a tall glass of iced chai, a creamy chai latte or take a growler of chai concentrate home to make any way you like!
KOMBUCHA… We micro-brew our kombucha fresh on-site from our own loose leaf tea. Designed be to refreshing with an undeniably great taste, our kombucha is inspired by the naturally complex flavor of fine tea, heightened and pushed further with careful brewing.
FOOD… We’ve partnered with one of Minneapolis’ best restaurants and some of the most innovative local food producers in the Twin Cities. Our classic hot soba noodles are a meal in bowl, delicious with our home-made traditional tsuyu broth and our vegan curry and congees round out an accessible menu, inspired by rustic homestyle favorites of China and Japan. We are proud to serve Sweet Science Ice Cream. Minnesota’s favorite new ice cream is local, all-natural and available every day by the cup and by the pint. We offer a wide variety of daily pastries from the Birchwood Cafe, including their famous gluten-free vegan donuts.. Everything pairs well with tea and highlights local farmers and producers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Real Deal Chocolate rounds out the tasting menu with tea-infused honey truffles and chocolate bars.
YOGA + EVENTS… Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner is one of the Twin Cities’s best yoga instructors, and is the Midwest’s foremost Yin Yoga instructor. Trained in Taoist philosphy and thought along with traditional Yoga philosophy, Michelle leads yoga classes, yoga workshops, yoga therapy and yoga-inspired events that are centered around Taosim, Asian philosophy, tea, and community. Join Michelle each week at Verdant Tea for early morning meditation, yoga and qi gong.