05 July 2013

Fancy A Cuppa? Oolong Flower Power Hits The Spot!


After years of coffee domination in Dublin, tea parlours are having their day. There’s the hippy hangout, Tea Gardens, on the quays, as popular for its shisha pipes as its cuppas. I’m more taken with Clement Pekoe on South William Street, which does a mean White Rosemary & Lemon Tea.


Oolong Flower Power Tea Shop Dublin

And now there’s Oolong Flower Power, Dublin’s newest –and largest – tea parlour serving up more than 300 varieties and a tasty selection of cakes, sandwiches and hot food, too.

Oolong Flower Power Tea Shop Dublin

Prices are decent at €5.50 for a generous sandwich, €4.50 for a soup or from €7.50 for something more substantial – when we were there, options included lamb tagine and fish cakes.

Oolong Flower Power Tea Shop Dublin


Coffee’s available too but the tea is the main attraction, and there is a lot to love about the huge variety on offer. From artisan blooming teas (€3.95 a pot or €6.50 for 50 g to take away; pictured below) to white, black, red and even yellow varieties, there should be something here for all palettes.

Oolong Flower Power Tea Shop Dublin


The Yogi Tea Lemon & Ginger – the most intensely citrussy tea I’ve ever encountered – comes highly recommended.

Oolong Flower Power can be found on 4 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2 – check out the website for more.  

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ooooo sounds amazing!!! Can you imagine a taster sesh! I'd be all over that! xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Oooh...looks lovely!! I would enjoy this place. Gorgeous. I hope you are well doll xx

Adele said...

I love tea houses & always end up buying some obscure flavour combo when I visit them!!
Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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Kim Alston said...

So awesome! I think I love any tea parlour. I find them so enchanting. Happy Weekend Emma.
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Cherry Sue said...

Ooh I'm a sucker for a good cup o' cha.

Must check them out!

(Gorgeous photys as ever, Em x)

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

Oh I am all over this! Nothing I love more than tea and cake! What a lovely post! x

Jo said...

This is so timely, I noticed this place for the first time this morning on the way to work and was intrigued but didn't have time to stop. Now I know all about it. Fluff and Fripperies - a public service!
xx
Jo

Emma Henderson said...

We try, Jo, we try.

And we also seem to talk about ourselves in the plural and third party. That's just how we roll.

little t said...

This is brilliant, about time we capitalised on things we are famous for (in this case drinking tea...). Those little raspberry buns looks amazing.

Emma said...

Lovely post Emma, I keep walking by this place meaning to go in and take a look, it looks so pretty! Definitely have to give it a try next time I'm looking for somewhere to go with someone!

Emma x

anitasbeauty said...

Oooh I am so going next time I'm in town. I love herbal teas. Thanks for sharing.

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

I cannot wait to try this. I like that its open a bit later then the normal cafes...

I am headed there on wednesday...

Anonymous said...

The dessert looks so delicious!

Caroline McMenamin said...

Dear god what are you doing to me, I'm a tea and cake fanatic and NEED to go here. My latest post covers a new cake shop in my town, I think you'll like it, check it out if you'd like x

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schoolgatestyle said...

White rosemary & lemon and blackcurrant & champagne? Both sound delicious! Definitely going to check this out when next in Dublin x