There’s something exceptionally relaxing about sipping a warm cup of steaming tea. Bonus points if it's a loose-leaf tea, because the aromas and flavors are just that much better. When Tanya Baros moved to the United States from China, she was bound and determined to find just that: a quality, loose-leaf tea. At the time, loose-leaf teas weren’t popular in the US and were difficult to find, so like any resourceful entrepreneur, Tanya began having tea shipped from China and opened her own tea house.
Relaxing + Refreshing
Yellow Mountain Tea House is named after a mountain range in China, and mountains signify a big and open heart in Chinese culture. Yellow Mountain is also the name of a very popular green tea in China. And true to its name, Yellow Mountain Tea House is a place that stays devoted to its cultural roots.
“Step into our tea house and you will instantly feel relaxed and refreshed," Tanya explains. "Our atmosphere is intentionally calming, and this is a place where people come to feel peaceful, to heal, to recenter themselves and sip a beautiful cup of tea."
More than 300 Teas
And there are plenty of teas to choose from.
Yellow Mountain serves and offers more than 300 different varieties of teas: green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea, pu-erh tea, and herbal teas. The majority of the teas are from China, but some are from Japan, South Africa, and South America. Tanya carefully handpicks every herb and tea because quality is not something she is willing to compromise. She even creates the herbal blends herself, using knowledge learned from her grandfather, who was an herbal doctor in China and taught her the many benefits of herbal remedies and mixtures. Yellow Mountain also does authentic Chinese Tea ceremonies and serves organic Dim Sum, which is an original family recipe.
“This is different than what most people experience when dining out. Everything is thoughtfully and carefully done. We don’t rush a meal out to your table because we aren’t willing to compromise the food or the process of making it. Coming to Yellow Mountain is a true cultural experience.”
Even if you walk into Yellow Mountain simply to purchase your tea in bulk, you can feel the change in atmosphere, and it instantly draws you in.
“People can feel your energy, so when you are passionate about something it radiates into the atmosphere. That’s what people love about Yellow Mountain Tea House: the energy,” explains Tanya. “If you are stressed, or just need to pause, come to our tea house. It’s a healing environment where you can just take the time to recenter yourself and unwind. You can ask any of our customers, people are happy here.”