Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Chariteas

Chariteas has been serving the community of Sandy, Oregon since 2009.  The tea room is located on Highway 26/Proctor Boulevard between Scales Avenue and Beers Avenue in Sandy, Oregon.


In addition to tea and food, Chariteas offers teaware, gifts and loose leaf green, white, black, oolong and puerh teas, herbals, and even tea sodas.  I was especially pleased to find a favorite yellow tea, Jun Shan Yin Zhen, and an Indonesian tea, Grey Dragon, among the offerings. 


Seating is plentiful and spacious while the decor is whimsical and welcoming.  



I had one of the best seats in the house in a comfortable armchair with a full view of the room.


Tea is served loose in the pot, which is relatively small, so oversteeping won't be a problem.  Hot water refills are free, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite tea throughout your visit.

My tea selection was a full-bodied Ceylon Lumbini FBOP1.


For this visit, I enjoyed the English Afternoon Tea Set which came with a hearty and delicious chicken and wild rice soup,  mixed berry scone with whipped cream, two full-size sandwiches, and sweets.  The portions were very generous and gluten-free options are available.



The owner, Charity Chalmers, is active within the community and you'll find many local events hosted within or supported by the tea room.  Keep up with upcoming news and events on the Chariteas Facebook page.

Thanks to Charity and everyone at Chariteas for making me feel welcome!  I'm already looking forward to my next visit!

Address:
38687 Proctor Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055

Hours:
Monday-Tuesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Closed Sunday

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