Seven Cups Tucson Teahouse

Seven Cups Teahouse

2510 E Fort Lowell Road,
Tucson, AZ 85716

Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, 7 days a week

Special Winter Hours (12/10 through 12/24):
11:00 am – 8:00 pm, 7 days a week (weather permitting)
During special winter hours, sit-down service is only between 11:00 am – 5:30 pm.

We are closed on 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day (12/25), and New Year’s Day.

Phone: (520) 881-4072

For placing online orders, please call our warehouse: (520) 628-2952.

Click here to see our teahouse menu.

* No reservations except for special events (see below) – No WiFi *

Interior of new teahouse facing register and kitchen
Walking through the door of the new teahouse.

Our Services

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Our teahouse is a peaceful place to sit down and explore the many types of loose-leaf Chinese teas, which can be served either hot or iced. At our teahouse you can:

  • Buy packaged loose-leaf Chinese teas: green, wulong, white, black, puer, yellow, scented, and caffeine-free herbal teas
  • Buy Chinese teaware and accessories (glass, porcelain, yixing clay, ceramic, and wood)
  • Enjoy our teas served with light snacks during our sit-down table service (one pot per person; reservations are available for groups)
  • Reserve our Taste of China, Tea Ceremony, or Tea Lesson events for parties of 6 to 30

 


Event Reservations

We offer three types of events at our teahouse, as detailed below.
Call (520) 881-4072 to make reservations (no email reservations).

Taste of China

Discover the wonders of Chinese tea as you taste a selection of high-quality teas featuring different origins and processing methods. Learn about different types of tea and their traditional health benefits. Great for parties and special events (baby showers, client/employee events, birthday parties, graduation parties, cultural experience days, etc.). Light snacks will be served with tea (1 snack per person included in the price).

Cost: $18 per seat (minimum 6 seats, maximum 30 seats per event, no child pricing), 18% minimum gratuity not included
Length: up to 90 minutes

  • A $20 deposit or a credit card is required to secure your reservation. A cancellation fee of $20 will be charged if you cancel within 24 hours.
  • Reservations for groups of 6-8 must start between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (minimum charge of 6 seats if fewer than 6 attend).
  • Reservations for groups of 9-30 must be made for special hours, starting either at 9:30 a.m. OR 6:00 p.m. (minimum charge of 9 seats for events during special hours if fewer than 9 attend).
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance, and no more than 30 days ahead of time.

Chinese Tea Ceremony

Experience a traditional Chinese tea ceremony hosted by Zhuping Hodge. Discover traditional Chinese teaware and tea tools as Zhuping shows you how to make a nice pot of tea, relax, and explains the benefits of tea as well as answers any questions you might have. Light snacks will be served with tea (1 snack per person included in the price). Great for parties and special events (baby showers, meetings, birthday parties, graduation parties, cultural experience days, etc.)

Cost: $35 per seat  (minimum 6 seats, maximum 30 seats per event, no child pricing), 18% minimum gratuity not included
Length: up to 60 minutes

  • A $50 deposit or a credit card is required to secure your reservation. A cancellation fee of $50 will be charged if you cancel within 24 hours.
  • Tea ceremony must be scheduled in the morning at 9:30 a.m. to create a quiet atmosphere.
  • Minimum charge of 6 seats if fewer than 6 attend.
  • Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance, and no more than 30 days ahead of time.

Private Tea Lessons (in-person only)

Learn about the culture, history, processing methods, health benefits, and preparation of China’s famous teas. Zhuping Hodge has followed the most famous Chinese tea scholars and masters, studying tea from books as well as in the fields. Come to class with questions and be prepared to learn about a variety of tea-related topics and to taste many Chinese teas. Students will also learn and practice techniques for brewing and evaluating loose-leaf teas at home.

Available classes: 
Green Tea
Yellow & White Tea
Black Tea
Wulong Tea
Puer Tea
Scented and Herbal Tea
Gongfu style brewing with Yixing pots and Gaiwans (Traditional Chinese teaware)

Cost: $300 per seat
Length: up to 90 minutes

  • A $50 deposit or a credit card is required to secure your reservation. A cancellation fee of $50 will be charged if you cancel within 24 hours.
  • Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance, and no more than 30 days ahead of time.

About Our Teahouse

Austin and Zhuping at the new Seven Cups teahouse in 2022.
Austin and Zhuping at the new Seven Cups teahouse in 2022.

Visit our traditional Chinese teahouse in Tucson, Arizona, named “one of the six best places to drink tea in America” by Travel + Leisure in 2012.

Seven Cups specializes in sourcing the freshest teas directly from over 30 tea makers across China. Our teahouse menu features over 80 high-quality, loose-leaf Chinese teas and a small selection of snacks for you to enjoy as you drink your tea. Our teas have given us international recognition, but we remain a neighborhood destination and a quiet spot to spend hours with our great selection of teas.