Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Encore Chocolates & Teas

Encore Chocolates & Teas has been serving Olympia for three years and is located in a gorgeous space downtown on 5th Avenue SE between Capitol Way S and Washington Street SE.


The entrance opens up on a beautiful atrium with a Tea Bar and seating.



To the left of the atrium is the entrance to the tea shop.


The staff at Encore Chocolates & Teas are friendly and knowledgeable.  If you're lucky enough to visit when the owner is on-site, you are in for a treat.  He can tell you the story behind each of your tea and chocolate selections.  

Free samples of prepared teas are available near the entrance to kick off your shopping adventure.


The left side of Encore Chocolates & Teas is dedicated to tea and teaware.  They offer a selection of over 200 teas, including an impressive variety of  high-grade, direct-source, and single-origin teas.  


In addition to pre-packaged teas, Encore's Interactive Tea Wall offers samples of most of the available teas to see and smell.  Each sample jar lists a minimum purchase weight, which is generally two ounces with some exceptions as low as one ounce.  

Take a handy tea slip and pencil to write down the number of each tea you want and the amount in ounces, give the slip to one of the staff, and they'll present you with your beautifully packaged tea.  



The right side of Encore Chocolates & Teas is dedicated to chocolate.  Here, you'll find a wide variety of high quality, fair trade, and single-source chocolates, as well as an impressive selection of caramels.


Before leaving, don't forget to visit the Encore Tea Bar which serves 210 teas, hot chocolate, spiced apple cider, and local pastries.  I sampled their sipping chocolate which was divine and got a to-go cup of the Encore 8 Chai for the drive home.


Address:
116 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Hours:
11:00am to 5:30pm 

2 comments:

  1. Definitely want to check out this establishment on my next trip to Olympia! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's definitely among my top 3 favorites!

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