Single Origin, Farm Direct Teas


For thousands of years the teahouse has been central to the culture of its day. In this spirit, Teance celebrates the time- honored craftsmanship of the artisanal tea farmers of China, Taiwan, Japan, India and Sri Lanka. Every season we travel to the finest tea-growing regions of Asia and visit family-owned farms to choose our handcrafted teas. Each tea in our collection is carefully selected for its complexity, nuance, and exceptional taste. These fresh, whole leaf and often rare teas are a true expression of the land and people who continue their tea traditions. We are committed to helping sustain the communities that cultivate these teas as a way of life, and bringing the treasures of the tea arts to you. 

At the tea bar in Berkeley  we guide you through a tasting expedition, lead by one of our highly trained tea "sommeliers". It is a unique opportunity to taste the vast and ancient world of tea. Become familiar with whole-leaf artisan varietals and their growing processes, learn how to develop your tastebuds and expertly steep tea at home.

The 1600 square foot shop, designed by Fu-Tung Cheng, is a skylight environment with sustainable bamboo cabinetry, raked plaster walls, and hand-made glazed porcelain tiles, surrounding a 10 ft circular concrete tea-sampling bar, cast in a single pour and embedded with semi-precious gemstones and fossils.

Rated one of the Top Ten Tea Tasting Rooms in the world by National Geographic
Voted the best Teahouse on the West Coast by Sunset Magazine.

For groups of 4+ we do recommend reservations. Call or email us at

1780 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Regular Hours: 10:30am- 6:00pm 7 Days a Week
Tea bar and table service seating last call: 11am - 5:30pm

For other tasting rooms in the area visit East Bay Tasting Rooms Website!