Xiu Xian Tea

★★★★★
  • 308 Washington Ave S

    Kent, WA 98032

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  • 253-859-9445

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Simply put, the best customer experience one can have. With years and years in customer service, it would be foolish to take my business elsewhere. Just need to go in, say hi and ask about a tea. It starts from there and it ends with a

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★★★★★

Simply put, the best customer experience one can have. With years and years in customer service, it would be foolish to take my business elsewhere. Just need to go in, say hi and ask about a tea. It starts from there and it ends with a

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This tea place is truly a hidden gem in kent
I did not think a amazing place like this would be in Kent
But it surely is
They have the widest selction of tea around with the highest quality
I know because I have been shopping around for tea and I have finally found my place

Bottom line is go check out this place and you will be glad you did
And if you want the best experience then ask for Sanji (the tea dutchess) I always call in beforehand to make sure she is in

2
★★★★★

This tea place is truly a hidden gem in kent
I did not think a amazing place like this would be in Kent
But it surely is
They have the widest selction of tea around with the highest quality
I know because I have been shopping around for tea and I have finally found my place

Bottom line is go check out this place and you will be glad you did
And if you want the best experience then ask for Sanji (the tea dutchess) I always call in beforehand to make sure she is in

Pros: numerous teas

Cons: once you're in you spend a lot

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I love this place! This is where I get most of my tea. The owner is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. When she is able she personally goes to China to procure tea.
I have been going here for almost a year now. She will let you try any tea in the store and most of the time insists that you try it before you buy. The prices are very good.
In the last few months she has started tea classes every Sunday where you get to sample tea and learn about them in a fun and friendly group.
I could go on and on. The place is great, the owner and workers are super friendly and the tea is top-notch.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! This is where I get most of my tea. The owner is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. When she is able she personally goes to China to procure tea.
I have been going here for almost a year now. She will let you try any tea in the store and most of the time insists that you try it before you buy. The prices are very good.
In the last few months she has started tea classes every Sunday where you get to sample tea and learn about them in a fun and friendly group.
I could go on and on. The place is great, the owner and workers are super friendly and the tea is top-notch.

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Xiu Xian Tea is an amazing place, with friendly workers and lots of tea. They have a "try before you buy" policy, where before buying the tea, you can sit down and try the teas in genuine chinese tea ceremony style. They have tea lattes, and not to mention the hundreds of teas to try. They teach you how to handle the tea in order to have the best tea experience in your own homes, and handle each and every customer with friendliness and compassion. Furthermore, it's a perfect place for studying or relaxing, as you can buy a tea pot, sit down by the window, and enjoy a relaxing tea experience while you study, read, or surf the internet (they have free wifi too!). Finally, the customers themselves are open and friendly, and the cafe like environment makes it a great place for parties or just meeting new people.All in all, Xiu Xian Tea is relaxing, open and a warm place to spend your time.

2
★★★★★

Xiu Xian Tea is an amazing place, with friendly workers and lots of tea. They have a "try before you buy" policy, where before buying the tea, you can sit down and try the teas in genuine chinese tea ceremony style. They have tea lattes, and not to mention the hundreds of teas to try. They teach you how to handle the tea in order to have the best tea experience in your own homes, and handle each and every customer with friendliness and compassion. Furthermore, it's a perfect place for studying or relaxing, as you can buy a tea pot, sit down by the window, and enjoy a relaxing tea experience while you study, read, or surf the internet (they have free wifi too!). Finally, the customers themselves are open and friendly, and the cafe like environment makes it a great place for parties or just meeting new people.All in all, Xiu Xian Tea is relaxing, open and a warm place to spend your time.

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it was after work that i decided to stop in after seeing the bubble tea sign, but i discovered so much more

i was greeted by sanjit the lovely girl working there, she offered me a tea tasting i decided to go for it

the tea tasting was so fun and i learned so much
like how to prepare tea and the wonderful benefits of white tea
Sanjit did a wonderful job during the tea tasting, often she reminded me of myself when i was her age
i walked with a lot of white tea, and ny new best friend my filtere tea cup!

2
★★★★★

it was after work that i decided to stop in after seeing the bubble tea sign, but i discovered so much more

i was greeted by sanjit the lovely girl working there, she offered me a tea tasting i decided to go for it

the tea tasting was so fun and i learned so much
like how to prepare tea and the wonderful benefits of white tea
Sanjit did a wonderful job during the tea tasting, often she reminded me of myself when i was her age
i walked with a lot of white tea, and ny new best friend my filtere tea cup!

Pros: good prices, great quality, warm feeling

Cons: none

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This is a fun place to go to try new tea. There are hundreds to chose from, and as you learn what you like the staff will keep a personal file for you where you mark each tea you have tried and what you thought about it. It's a great place to meet people, too. The staff will teach you the proper way to brew tea for the maximum enjoyment and best flavor. I found out why I hadn't like green tea in the past, and I didn't know that tea leaves can be used several times. Watching the staff's ritual at the tea tables is a treat because they are very graceful, and gracious. The teas they sell are hand-selected selected in the fields and drying houses by the owners every year to ensure consistent quality. The shop also has a wonderful selection of gifts. I always have a great time and everyone I share this with takes a friend or family member later.

2
★★★★★

This is a fun place to go to try new tea. There are hundreds to chose from, and as you learn what you like the staff will keep a personal file for you where you mark each tea you have tried and what you thought about it. It's a great place to meet people, too. The staff will teach you the proper way to brew tea for the maximum enjoyment and best flavor. I found out why I hadn't like green tea in the past, and I didn't know that tea leaves can be used several times. Watching the staff's ritual at the tea tables is a treat because they are very graceful, and gracious. The teas they sell are hand-selected selected in the fields and drying houses by the owners every year to ensure consistent quality. The shop also has a wonderful selection of gifts. I always have a great time and everyone I share this with takes a friend or family member later.

Pros: Knowledgeable Staff. Great price on rare teas. High quality

Cons: Located outside Crossroads Mall with a small sign

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A complete tea experience. I am impressed with the high level of tea knowledge of the staff. The owners are very friendly, caring and have a passion for tea and service. I can buy with confidence because I know the owners went to where the tea is grown to select the best. The tea cermony is awesome. I can sample the teas before I purchase. I really love the holistic health benefit appraoch to this tea house. The owner or staff will match a perfect tea for my current health challenge or concern. The tea is fresh, orginal, and purposeful. Unlike corp stores or super markets, buying tea at Xiu-Xian Tea is an awesome experience, bring a friend or your date, everyone will have a wonderful time....

2
★★★★★

A complete tea experience. I am impressed with the high level of tea knowledge of the staff. The owners are very friendly, caring and have a passion for tea and service. I can buy with confidence because I know the owners went to where the tea is grown to select the best. The tea cermony is awesome. I can sample the teas before I purchase. I really love the holistic health benefit appraoch to this tea house. The owner or staff will match a perfect tea for my current health challenge or concern. The tea is fresh, orginal, and purposeful. Unlike corp stores or super markets, buying tea at Xiu-Xian Tea is an awesome experience, bring a friend or your date, everyone will have a wonderful time....

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I visited the store here at Crossroads this past Tuesday. The store was busy with several people both inside and sitting outside at the tables and chairs. Immediately upon entering the store, I was warmly greeted by Jenny. I stayed for about an hour doing tea tasting with two other customers and during that time I observed Jenny attending to the many customers coming in and out. Although she was the only person on staff that evening, she made us all feel as if we had her undivided attention. I wanted to say thank you for having such a wonderful person on your staff and to let you know she represents your business well. When it was time for me to go I purchased several teas, two tea cups, and a tea to go, all thanks to the excellent service and knowledge Jenny provided.

Many thanks,

2
★★★★★

I visited the store here at Crossroads this past Tuesday. The store was busy with several people both inside and sitting outside at the tables and chairs. Immediately upon entering the store, I was warmly greeted by Jenny. I stayed for about an hour doing tea tasting with two other customers and during that time I observed Jenny attending to the many customers coming in and out. Although she was the only person on staff that evening, she made us all feel as if we had her undivided attention. I wanted to say thank you for having such a wonderful person on your staff and to let you know she represents your business well. When it was time for me to go I purchased several teas, two tea cups, and a tea to go, all thanks to the excellent service and knowledge Jenny provided.

Many thanks,

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Thank you for letting me sit and read a book for 4 hours while it sizzled outside. And thank you for making a special latte. I also appreciate the fact that you don't add color to latte's -:) I love the service, the happy smiles and, of course, discovering wonderful teas at very quaint little shop with very knowledgeable staff.

2
★★★★★

Thank you for letting me sit and read a book for 4 hours while it sizzled outside. And thank you for making a special latte. I also appreciate the fact that you don't add color to latte's -:) I love the service, the happy smiles and, of course, discovering wonderful teas at very quaint little shop with very knowledgeable staff.

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Xiu Xian Tea is located in both Bellevue and Kent!

We do so love being greeted at Xiu Xian Tea that we must take a few minutes to sit down and enjoy the many teas, including sometimes the red teas, with all the wonderful people that happen to come by to try the teas as well before they buy.

We always tend to over stock our intended quota of tea to buy because of how we know these rare and wonderful loose leaf teas will make us feel at home.

Most especially wonderful, there is always a story to share about the teas and the ceremonies surrounding it.

So drink Xiu Xian loose leaf tea for the love of your health, and then share that gift of good health with others who have not for love of their good health as well in our fellow man!

Sincerely,
-Matthew James Klump (The Ku Ding Guy [6 or more thick heavy/bitter sticks])

2
★★★★★

Xiu Xian Tea is located in both Bellevue and Kent!

We do so love being greeted at Xiu Xian Tea that we must take a few minutes to sit down and enjoy the many teas, including sometimes the red teas, with all the wonderful people that happen to come by to try the teas as well before they buy.

We always tend to over stock our intended quota of tea to buy because of how we know these rare and wonderful loose leaf teas will make us feel at home.

Most especially wonderful, there is always a story to share about the teas and the ceremonies surrounding it.

So drink Xiu Xian loose leaf tea for the love of your health, and then share that gift of good health with others who have not for love of their good health as well in our fellow man!

Sincerely,
-Matthew James Klump (The Ku Ding Guy [6 or more thick heavy/bitter sticks])

Pros: Excellent Atmosphere to Smell, Taste, and Try the Tea!

Cons: No shortcommings found PERIOD.

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Xiu Xian Tea is located in both Bellevue & Kent. Citysearch really should put their Bellevue address on their website. The Bellevue place is in the Crossroads mall between Firenze/Guidos & Udopi Indian restaurant.
I've truly enjoyed getting to know the owners (like friendly neighbors than just business owners) and sipping tea, so many I can't count. It's like the Cheers place, where everyone knows your name, only it's tea.
My experience is similiar to others.
However, I wouldn't recommend going to Xiu Xian if you are in a hurry (easier in Kent than Bellevue). Check out their website: xiuxiantea (dot com) for more info.

2
★★★★☆

Xiu Xian Tea is located in both Bellevue & Kent. Citysearch really should put their Bellevue address on their website. The Bellevue place is in the Crossroads mall between Firenze/Guidos & Udopi Indian restaurant.
I've truly enjoyed getting to know the owners (like friendly neighbors than just business owners) and sipping tea, so many I can't count. It's like the Cheers place, where everyone knows your name, only it's tea.
My experience is similiar to others.
However, I wouldn't recommend going to Xiu Xian if you are in a hurry (easier in Kent than Bellevue). Check out their website: xiuxiantea (dot com) for more info.

Pros: Relaxed atmosphere (lives up to its name), personable

Cons: Not good place if you are rushed & just want tea to go

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Good: As Tea becomes more popular, even as people sense that if one teashop is profitable another will be also, you will see advertisements; do not fall for gimmicks. Because Xiu Xian is authentic and every tea comes from China, while other shops disregard the quality issue out of necessity. Because the owners are frugal and control expenses, they can provide the best quality tea at a reasonable cost. For the customer it is a win-win situation that is rare in this world of fast foods and misconception.. Bad: The customer service is impressive. Improvements: nothing, they will surprize me.. Other: As I stated earlier, the tea is from China, they go there to get it, where most other shops buy from intermediaries that would give the best quality tea to the highest bidder, if they even check quality. Because the owners here go to pick out the actual tea, shipped in marked boxes, and you, the customer end up buying the best tea from each province in a country where the tea plant is grown and trimmed by people who understand quality.

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★★★★★

Good: As Tea becomes more popular, even as people sense that if one teashop is profitable another will be also, you will see advertisements; do not fall for gimmicks. Because Xiu Xian is authentic and every tea comes from China, while other shops disregard the quality issue out of necessity. Because the owners are frugal and control expenses, they can provide the best quality tea at a reasonable cost. For the customer it is a win-win situation that is rare in this world of fast foods and misconception.. Bad: The customer service is impressive. Improvements: nothing, they will surprize me.. Other: As I stated earlier, the tea is from China, they go there to get it, where most other shops buy from intermediaries that would give the best quality tea to the highest bidder, if they even check quality. Because the owners here go to pick out the actual tea, shipped in marked boxes, and you, the customer end up buying the best tea from each province in a country where the tea plant is grown and trimmed by people who understand quality.

Pros: Bet tea in Town

Cons: Non

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I am hooked on their TEA LATTE's! The art tea is great for hosting, I have relatives who live out of state, now ordering from their website. I met Mako at her store in Kent prior to the Bellevue store opening, and wow, I knew the new store is great too, not only because of the calming atmosphere, and choices of tea, but Mako takes the time to educate her customers, and make us feel right at home! Great service!

2
★★★★★

I am hooked on their TEA LATTE's! The art tea is great for hosting, I have relatives who live out of state, now ordering from their website. I met Mako at her store in Kent prior to the Bellevue store opening, and wow, I knew the new store is great too, not only because of the calming atmosphere, and choices of tea, but Mako takes the time to educate her customers, and make us feel right at home! Great service!

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Well, I've just made another trip to Xiu Xian, because the new spring sprout has arrived at last! This is a wonderful treat for those who love GOOD Chinese tea! I am especially partial to the new Imperial green.

Another new (inexpensive) treat by Jenni & Mako are the wonderful, cold blended teas that were added! My favourites are the Lavender and Chai lattes (I take mine with soy milk), but they also have a blended black tea latte made with Pur'h (which I normally don't much care for, but this one is oh-so-special)! It's WAAAY better than Starbucks or my kids bubble tea habit (I hooked them last week)!

Treat yourself nice and go see Mako at Xiu Xian in the Crossroads Mall NOW!

2
★★★★★

Well, I've just made another trip to Xiu Xian, because the new spring sprout has arrived at last! This is a wonderful treat for those who love GOOD Chinese tea! I am especially partial to the new Imperial green.

Another new (inexpensive) treat by Jenni & Mako are the wonderful, cold blended teas that were added! My favourites are the Lavender and Chai lattes (I take mine with soy milk), but they also have a blended black tea latte made with Pur'h (which I normally don't much care for, but this one is oh-so-special)! It's WAAAY better than Starbucks or my kids bubble tea habit (I hooked them last week)!

Treat yourself nice and go see Mako at Xiu Xian in the Crossroads Mall NOW!

Pros: FREE WI-FI, in-$ tea, near good food, yummy tea, cool drinks

Cons: not open later (might change soon), no food,

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The tea tasting experience is wonderful and the tea is superb. The store clerks allow us to hang out and drink tea. Everyone there is friendly and easygoing.

2
★★★★★

The tea tasting experience is wonderful and the tea is superb. The store clerks allow us to hang out and drink tea. Everyone there is friendly and easygoing.

Pros: Great Tea

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Wow! What an experience. I don't think I can say anything better than the reviewers I follow. I loved that Jenni offered to brew any tea I wanted. She didn't just hand me a little sample and walk away. I got to experience tea sampling. We sat down at a beautiful wood table with matching chairs while she brewed the tea. She explained the best way to brew each specific type of tea. I was able to sample it two or three times, each cup better than the last. There was no pressure. She was very helpful. I can't wait to go back.

2
★★★★★

Wow! What an experience. I don't think I can say anything better than the reviewers I follow. I loved that Jenni offered to brew any tea I wanted. She didn't just hand me a little sample and walk away. I got to experience tea sampling. We sat down at a beautiful wood table with matching chairs while she brewed the tea. She explained the best way to brew each specific type of tea. I was able to sample it two or three times, each cup better than the last. There was no pressure. She was very helpful. I can't wait to go back.

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So, CitySearch, I found this really great tea house I think you should try. It has so much personality and the owner is such a dream; it's easy to get lost in conversation there for hours. It's just so wonderful to find a tea house that reminds me of the ones I went to in China! Complete with REAL, PROPER tea tables!
Another good quality is the range. An experienced Chinese tea drinker could go there and enjoy some very nice longjǐng or Fujian woloongs, but for those who prefer more herbal blends, flower art teas or even just flavoured reds (or blacks in the States) there is always something new to try!
And that's the beauty of the system - you can pick out what you like, sit down with a knowledgeable, wonderful conversationalist and try your tea (and about 5-8 other ones also). Find one you like and/or take the staff member's advice and you will leave with some very nice tea as a result of it. It is also just a nice place to sit and have a good chat.
The owners are very informative and you leave knowing a little bit more about tea than before. While your there, I'd suggest really utilizing the advantage of having someone as helpful as Mako, but don't go on a Saturday or you will swamped.
The last thing I want to mention is the wonderful tea merchandise there! While there are the usual teapots, they also have smelling cups, gaiwan, and you can also find a good, reliable tea table, utensils and other unique tea accessories. *And* they have these thermoses that are a complete LIFESAVER for on-the-go tea! I bring mine everywhere and can leave it in my bag without worrying about it spilling everywhere. Also, it stays warm for hours!
Overall: If you are in the Bellevue/Redmond/Issaquah area, do yourself a BIG favor & head over to the Crossroads Mall and have some tea at Xiu Xian. It will be the most gratifying experience of your trip.

FYI: This is for the BELLEVUE/Crossroads location.

2
★★★★★

So, CitySearch, I found this really great tea house I think you should try. It has so much personality and the owner is such a dream; it's easy to get lost in conversation there for hours. It's just so wonderful to find a tea house that reminds me of the ones I went to in China! Complete with REAL, PROPER tea tables!
Another good quality is the range. An experienced Chinese tea drinker could go there and enjoy some very nice longjǐng or Fujian woloongs, but for those who prefer more herbal blends, flower art teas or even just flavoured reds (or blacks in the States) there is always something new to try!
And that's the beauty of the system - you can pick out what you like, sit down with a knowledgeable, wonderful conversationalist and try your tea (and about 5-8 other ones also). Find one you like and/or take the staff member's advice and you will leave with some very nice tea as a result of it. It is also just a nice place to sit and have a good chat.
The owners are very informative and you leave knowing a little bit more about tea than before. While your there, I'd suggest really utilizing the advantage of having someone as helpful as Mako, but don't go on a Saturday or you will swamped.
The last thing I want to mention is the wonderful tea merchandise there! While there are the usual teapots, they also have smelling cups, gaiwan, and you can also find a good, reliable tea table, utensils and other unique tea accessories. *And* they have these thermoses that are a complete LIFESAVER for on-the-go tea! I bring mine everywhere and can leave it in my bag without worrying about it spilling everywhere. Also, it stays warm for hours!
Overall: If you are in the Bellevue/Redmond/Issaquah area, do yourself a BIG favor & head over to the Crossroads Mall and have some tea at Xiu Xian. It will be the most gratifying experience of your trip.

FYI: This is for the BELLEVUE/Crossroads location.

Pros: Good Chinese tea, helpful staff, nice neighborhood, inexpensive tea, good food surrounding

Cons: Not for large groups, kids OK, but might be overwhelmed.

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I was passing by and saw the sign from the highway and thought I should stop on by. It was a great decision to do so. Martha and Sangeet are really lovely. They're both always ready to help and are filled with knowledge and jokes. So if you're looking for a place with great tea and greater customer service Xiu Xian Tea is the place to go!

2
★★★★★

I was passing by and saw the sign from the highway and thought I should stop on by. It was a great decision to do so. Martha and Sangeet are really lovely. They're both always ready to help and are filled with knowledge and jokes. So if you're looking for a place with great tea and greater customer service Xiu Xian Tea is the place to go!

Pros: It has yummy tea

Cons: It takes a while with the tea sampling

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I cannot say enough good things about this tea shop. I started out as a customer at the Kent location and was thrilled to find out she was opening a branch in Bellevue. There is such a huge selection of different teas and the greatest part is that they encourage you to sit and try whatever types of tea you want. Each worker has an immense amount of knowledge, and the passion they have for what they're doing is addicting. Xiu Xian Tea has been the greatest find for me since I moved to Washington and I cannot recommend this place to enough people.

2
★★★★★

I cannot say enough good things about this tea shop. I started out as a customer at the Kent location and was thrilled to find out she was opening a branch in Bellevue. There is such a huge selection of different teas and the greatest part is that they encourage you to sit and try whatever types of tea you want. Each worker has an immense amount of knowledge, and the passion they have for what they're doing is addicting. Xiu Xian Tea has been the greatest find for me since I moved to Washington and I cannot recommend this place to enough people.

Pros: Too many to list!

Cons: None!

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Xiu Xian Tea at the Crossroads Mall
(Between the two italian restaurants)

This review is for the Crossroads Mall location for Xiu Xian Tea in Bellevue, WA, I just discovered this Tea Shop only a couple of weeks ago and I am hooked! Their teas are simply delicious, and they can trace almost all of their teas back to the growers in china.

Mako and Jenny are so dear. They will let you try every tea you are interested in before you buy it, and that's a good thing since they have almost 200. They will also, show you how to wash and properly brew each type of tea you select..

My personal favorite is their [b]Oolong Ginseng Tea[/b]. It tastes great! The nutty flavor of their oolong tea dances dances on my tongue as I am drinking, and then the ginseng seems to excite my sweet oriented taste buds leaving wonderful sweat aftertaste in my mouth after drinking.

Now not only does the tea taste good, but it also keeps my focus and alertness sharp throughout the day. I work as a Radiologic Technologist, so when my job requires me to handle ionizing radiation, it's important to stay alert all day. Now I am one of those people that where if I drink an energy drink I get the initial burst, but then I crash and burn later This oolong ginseng doesn't seem to have that effect on me and it lasts all day. It's awesome!

Another thing that is a definate have is their [b]Black Tea Lattes[/b] and their [b]Chai Tea Lattes[/b]. They are simply amazing. The black Tea latte with a hint of cinnamon, gives you that great filling latte taste but without the bitterness of the coffee.

Their Chai Latte is to die for! A wonderful fresh tasting mix of cardamon, cinnamon and other flavors, excites all of my taste buds with its rich full flavor and leaves a nice spicy kick in the back of my throat which feels good.

After trying the wonderful assortment of loose leaf teas at Xiu Xian Tea, I will [i]never [/i] go back to tea bags! [b]Ever![/b]

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★★★★★

Xiu Xian Tea at the Crossroads Mall
(Between the two italian restaurants)

This review is for the Crossroads Mall location for Xiu Xian Tea in Bellevue, WA, I just discovered this Tea Shop only a couple of weeks ago and I am hooked! Their teas are simply delicious, and they can trace almost all of their teas back to the growers in china.

Mako and Jenny are so dear. They will let you try every tea you are interested in before you buy it, and that's a good thing since they have almost 200. They will also, show you how to wash and properly brew each type of tea you select..

My personal favorite is their [b]Oolong Ginseng Tea[/b]. It tastes great! The nutty flavor of their oolong tea dances dances on my tongue as I am drinking, and then the ginseng seems to excite my sweet oriented taste buds leaving wonderful sweat aftertaste in my mouth after drinking.

Now not only does the tea taste good, but it also keeps my focus and alertness sharp throughout the day. I work as a Radiologic Technologist, so when my job requires me to handle ionizing radiation, it's important to stay alert all day. Now I am one of those people that where if I drink an energy drink I get the initial burst, but then I crash and burn later This oolong ginseng doesn't seem to have that effect on me and it lasts all day. It's awesome!

Another thing that is a definate have is their [b]Black Tea Lattes[/b] and their [b]Chai Tea Lattes[/b]. They are simply amazing. The black Tea latte with a hint of cinnamon, gives you that great filling latte taste but without the bitterness of the coffee.

Their Chai Latte is to die for! A wonderful fresh tasting mix of cardamon, cinnamon and other flavors, excites all of my taste buds with its rich full flavor and leaves a nice spicy kick in the back of my throat which feels good.

After trying the wonderful assortment of loose leaf teas at Xiu Xian Tea, I will [i]never [/i] go back to tea bags! [b]Ever![/b]

Pros: Wonderful tea! Good prices! Friendly service! Nice fresh looking interior!

Cons: So many teas, so little time.

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I come in to Xiu Xian Tea- Kent store each month and just love the store and the employees. They are always willing to help and share their veiws of the teas we try. Thank You for your great customer service. I enjoy the fine quality of your products.I drive clear from Graham to your store and will contiune to. My now have my daughter and daughter in law buying you teas as well. Once again thank you!!!

2
★★★★★

I come in to Xiu Xian Tea- Kent store each month and just love the store and the employees. They are always willing to help and share their veiws of the teas we try. Thank You for your great customer service. I enjoy the fine quality of your products.I drive clear from Graham to your store and will contiune to. My now have my daughter and daughter in law buying you teas as well. Once again thank you!!!

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If you haven't visited Xiu Xian Tea, if you love tea and a truly Chinese atmosphere, a drive from anywhere in the Seattle area prepare to be suprised and it will be worth it. I haven't been to the one in Kent but I did visit the new one in Bellevue run by the same people. Great tea, great service, great fun!

2
★★★★★

If you haven't visited Xiu Xian Tea, if you love tea and a truly Chinese atmosphere, a drive from anywhere in the Seattle area prepare to be suprised and it will be worth it. I haven't been to the one in Kent but I did visit the new one in Bellevue run by the same people. Great tea, great service, great fun!

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I love this place. My sister and I discovered it about a year ago. Mako (I believe owner) is amazing! I was just in there the other day with my mom and brother and we sat at the beautiful tea table and tried all sorts of teas for an hour! She really took care of us and let us know what I was going to buy (which made me spend more money :) ) I really recommend this place, it's good for your body, mind, and soul! Take care of yourself!

2
★★★★★

I love this place. My sister and I discovered it about a year ago. Mako (I believe owner) is amazing! I was just in there the other day with my mom and brother and we sat at the beautiful tea table and tried all sorts of teas for an hour! She really took care of us and let us know what I was going to buy (which made me spend more money :) ) I really recommend this place, it's good for your body, mind, and soul! Take care of yourself!

Pros: convient location, healthy for you

Cons: none

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Thank you for the wonderful customer service and quick return of the assumed broken lid and travel cup.
We were very impressed with the manner in which your company took care of
us. The additional travel cup and tea were way over the top.
In today's business world customer service is pretty much non-existent.Working with a company that obviously cares deeply about customer service is
very rare and appreciated. Your have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff
which was the main reason we keep coming back.
We have enjoyed doing business with you and will most definitely recommend
Xiu Xian Tea to all of our friends and associates that are tea enthusiasts.

2
★★★★★

Thank you for the wonderful customer service and quick return of the assumed broken lid and travel cup.
We were very impressed with the manner in which your company took care of
us. The additional travel cup and tea were way over the top.
In today's business world customer service is pretty much non-existent.Working with a company that obviously cares deeply about customer service is
very rare and appreciated. Your have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff
which was the main reason we keep coming back.
We have enjoyed doing business with you and will most definitely recommend
Xiu Xian Tea to all of our friends and associates that are tea enthusiasts.

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I have been routinely impressed by superb service and quality diverse products in this great store. Sure, it's a little off the beaten path but I promise there's no better place for high grade, carefully selected Chinese teas in the Puget Sound (trust me, I've looked). And at teh same time, it's extremely down to earth and accessible - no silly tea rituals (some of which can be quite fun...) While they do have a few choice Pu-erhs and herbal tissanes (a category you can enjoy.. as long as I don't have to), the reason to come to Xiu Xian, in my mind, is for excellent green, white, and oolong teas. No one has a selection like they do around here.

I've been there several times now and each has been a treat. The owners, Mako and Robert, love to talk about tea nearly as much as they love to drink it. They have a beautiful wooden tea table in the back where tasting happens - an integral part of any tea-buying experience, if you ask me. I came in today looking for some specific oolongs and walked out two hours later, having tasted many wonderful oolongs a couple of white teas and with a big smile on my face.

Tea is a growing industry in the US, but Xiu Xian will continue to be a favorite as long as they keep things as good as they are. They have a profound commitment to a quality product at a reasonable price, coupled with a genuine desire for happy, informed customers that makes this a tea merchant worth coming back to, again and again.

2
★★★★★

I have been routinely impressed by superb service and quality diverse products in this great store. Sure, it's a little off the beaten path but I promise there's no better place for high grade, carefully selected Chinese teas in the Puget Sound (trust me, I've looked). And at teh same time, it's extremely down to earth and accessible - no silly tea rituals (some of which can be quite fun...) While they do have a few choice Pu-erhs and herbal tissanes (a category you can enjoy.. as long as I don't have to), the reason to come to Xiu Xian, in my mind, is for excellent green, white, and oolong teas. No one has a selection like they do around here.

I've been there several times now and each has been a treat. The owners, Mako and Robert, love to talk about tea nearly as much as they love to drink it. They have a beautiful wooden tea table in the back where tasting happens - an integral part of any tea-buying experience, if you ask me. I came in today looking for some specific oolongs and walked out two hours later, having tasted many wonderful oolongs a couple of white teas and with a big smile on my face.

Tea is a growing industry in the US, but Xiu Xian will continue to be a favorite as long as they keep things as good as they are. They have a profound commitment to a quality product at a reasonable price, coupled with a genuine desire for happy, informed customers that makes this a tea merchant worth coming back to, again and again.

Pros: Superb selection, excellent service, attention to detail, knowledgeable and current

Cons: This isn't really a restaurant. They do a brisk takeout of tea, bubble teas, tea lattes, and some snacks, but for me, it's a tea store, straight and simple

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I nearly cried when some friends brought me here...luckily they were tears of joy. This place reminds me so much of the traditional tea shops I used to browse around while staying in China. Mako is always welcoming and warm when you walk into her shop. Even after a busy day's work, she is always ready to sit down and share with you the different variety of teas her shop offers. This is definitely one of those rare finds that is worth checking out. :)

2
★★★★★

I nearly cried when some friends brought me here...luckily they were tears of joy. This place reminds me so much of the traditional tea shops I used to browse around while staying in China. Mako is always welcoming and warm when you walk into her shop. Even after a busy day's work, she is always ready to sit down and share with you the different variety of teas her shop offers. This is definitely one of those rare finds that is worth checking out. :)

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It doesnt get any betterRating: Truly genuine service with a smile. Love of the product offered is evident from the moment you enter the store.

The tea she makes is extraordinary, and the tea leaves and accessories she sells are well worth your time and money.

I cant say enough good about this place, go see for yourself.

2
★★★★★

It doesnt get any betterRating: Truly genuine service with a smile. Love of the product offered is evident from the moment you enter the store.

The tea she makes is extraordinary, and the tea leaves and accessories she sells are well worth your time and money.

I cant say enough good about this place, go see for yourself.

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Fabulous selection, amazingly well educated staff, great atmosphere, and the best tea I have found in the greater Seattle area. Try a tea latte. You won't be sorry.

2
★★★★★

Fabulous selection, amazingly well educated staff, great atmosphere, and the best tea I have found in the greater Seattle area. Try a tea latte. You won't be sorry.

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Xiu Xian Tea shop is great. The customer service is awsome. You can walk in on any given day and request a tea tasting and they'll do it. That way you can discover new and exciting tea flavors before making your purchase. The atmosphere is warm, and the music is relaxing.

2
★★★★★

Xiu Xian Tea shop is great. The customer service is awsome. You can walk in on any given day and request a tea tasting and they'll do it. That way you can discover new and exciting tea flavors before making your purchase. The atmosphere is warm, and the music is relaxing.

Pros: Thumbs up on service and ambience

Cons: I wish the place was bigger

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I walked in with questions, and walked out not only with answers, but with one of the best retail experiences I have ever had. The owner spent time with me and explained numerous things, including letting me sample several teas and explaining each teas properties and when to drink and how to steep it properly. The travel cups are awesome and everyone in my family now owns one. I have half my co-workers interested in stopping in and would very highly recommend this store to everyone!

- Sabrina

2
★★★★★

I walked in with questions, and walked out not only with answers, but with one of the best retail experiences I have ever had. The owner spent time with me and explained numerous things, including letting me sample several teas and explaining each teas properties and when to drink and how to steep it properly. The travel cups are awesome and everyone in my family now owns one. I have half my co-workers interested in stopping in and would very highly recommend this store to everyone!

- Sabrina

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Xiu Xian Tea is the BEST. The atmosphere is extremely inviting. I love the way I can sample the different teas before buying them. I think the fact that every time I walk in the store, I am greeted warmly and friendly. They remember me, and make me feel like I am a very special customer, no matter how much money I spend in their store.
I highly recommend this store to everyone who asks, "What are you drinking?"
Every experience I have had in this store or with Mako has been an enriching experience for me. I am very happy with their product, and the customer service is the best I have received on every trip I have made to this store. The stuff will make sure you feel welcome and wanted.

2
★★★★★

Xiu Xian Tea is the BEST. The atmosphere is extremely inviting. I love the way I can sample the different teas before buying them. I think the fact that every time I walk in the store, I am greeted warmly and friendly. They remember me, and make me feel like I am a very special customer, no matter how much money I spend in their store.
I highly recommend this store to everyone who asks, "What are you drinking?"
Every experience I have had in this store or with Mako has been an enriching experience for me. I am very happy with their product, and the customer service is the best I have received on every trip I have made to this store. The stuff will make sure you feel welcome and wanted.

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Not knowing about tea, I had for years been using tea bags you buy in stores. One day while grocery shopping, I stepped out of the store and noticed a new tea shop. Being interested in tea, I figured I would check it out. What I stepped into was a beautiful store, with a very courteous employee. Not knowing what I wanted, I was led to the loose leaf tea and spent a few moments just smelling the wonderful aromas of fresh tea. I was still concerned about which to buy when I was informed we were having a tea party. At this moment I had flash backs to being in my early 20's and having my 5 year old sister inviting her me to a tea party. As we walked to the back of the store, I saw a very ornate tea serving table and all my worries vanished. We sat down and sampled every tea that I had picked out just a few moments earlier. While brewing the tea for me, I was told what tea we were trying, how to brew the tea and the health benefits of that tea. What an experience. From the moment I walked through the door, the greeting I received made it seem like I had been a customer of theirs forever or a good friend. I was comfortable and in absolutely no way rushed in my decisions.

Well that was all a year and a half ago and I am still treated the same way today. I frequent the store now about once a week and I think I have tried almost every tea in the place. Though just about the time I think this, they have me try a new tea. With over 250 teas it may be impossible to try and remember them all, though the owner of the store does. The employee I met the first time I walked in the store is still there, though I found out later, she's the owner. Mako works the store with 1 other employee, Yulia, and I still to this day am greeted with a smile. I walk out of the store every time satisfied with my purchase with a smile on my face.

Customer service is important, so if you want the best experience possible from any tea shop, you must visit Xiu Xian Tea in Kent.

2
★★★★★

Not knowing about tea, I had for years been using tea bags you buy in stores. One day while grocery shopping, I stepped out of the store and noticed a new tea shop. Being interested in tea, I figured I would check it out. What I stepped into was a beautiful store, with a very courteous employee. Not knowing what I wanted, I was led to the loose leaf tea and spent a few moments just smelling the wonderful aromas of fresh tea. I was still concerned about which to buy when I was informed we were having a tea party. At this moment I had flash backs to being in my early 20's and having my 5 year old sister inviting her me to a tea party. As we walked to the back of the store, I saw a very ornate tea serving table and all my worries vanished. We sat down and sampled every tea that I had picked out just a few moments earlier. While brewing the tea for me, I was told what tea we were trying, how to brew the tea and the health benefits of that tea. What an experience. From the moment I walked through the door, the greeting I received made it seem like I had been a customer of theirs forever or a good friend. I was comfortable and in absolutely no way rushed in my decisions.

Well that was all a year and a half ago and I am still treated the same way today. I frequent the store now about once a week and I think I have tried almost every tea in the place. Though just about the time I think this, they have me try a new tea. With over 250 teas it may be impossible to try and remember them all, though the owner of the store does. The employee I met the first time I walked in the store is still there, though I found out later, she's the owner. Mako works the store with 1 other employee, Yulia, and I still to this day am greeted with a smile. I walk out of the store every time satisfied with my purchase with a smile on my face.

Customer service is important, so if you want the best experience possible from any tea shop, you must visit Xiu Xian Tea in Kent.

Pros: Friendly, Quality Customer Service, Clean, Great Products

Cons: None

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My roommate, fiance, and I visit this tea shop about 2 - 3 times a week for tea lattes, loose leaf tea, and tea accessories (tea pots, travel cups, etc.). We've visited multiple tea shops in the area, and Xiu Xian Tea is the friendliest, most abundant, and most reasonably priced of any we've been to. They're tea selection is extensive; from various fruit teas, art teas, to high quality green and everything in between. Tea connoisseurs will love the selection and warm atmosphere and people new to tea can come in and learn anything they need to know to expand their horizons. In addition to more tea than you can ever get tired of, they also offer bubble teas and a selection of rice crackers that go great with your drink.
Stop by anytime and the friendly people at the store will be more than happy to sit you down and have you sample almost any tea you might be curious about.
Xiu Xian Tea has made repeat customers of us three. Definately a treasure in Kent valley.

2
★★★★★

My roommate, fiance, and I visit this tea shop about 2 - 3 times a week for tea lattes, loose leaf tea, and tea accessories (tea pots, travel cups, etc.). We've visited multiple tea shops in the area, and Xiu Xian Tea is the friendliest, most abundant, and most reasonably priced of any we've been to. They're tea selection is extensive; from various fruit teas, art teas, to high quality green and everything in between. Tea connoisseurs will love the selection and warm atmosphere and people new to tea can come in and learn anything they need to know to expand their horizons. In addition to more tea than you can ever get tired of, they also offer bubble teas and a selection of rice crackers that go great with your drink.
Stop by anytime and the friendly people at the store will be more than happy to sit you down and have you sample almost any tea you might be curious about.
Xiu Xian Tea has made repeat customers of us three. Definately a treasure in Kent valley.

Pros: Everything you could need related to tea.

Cons: If you come in for a quick stop you might stay much longer than you anticipate.

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This was one of the greatest finds of the state. I have lived in many cities in Washington and traveled all over the country and I have yet to find a tea shop that compares. The owner of the shop is allways happy to meet and greet you at the front door with a true interest in helping you find the perfect tea for you. She is ready and willing to offer you as many samples as you can drink and serves her tea in the most beautiful setting. The store itself provides the widest variety of tea you will find in the area and they are fully equipt to help you with all your tea needs. There tea sets and acessories are wonderfly unique. Not to mention there wide selection of travel tea containers. And if you are on the go they are more than happy to whip you up your choice of tea latte or bubble tea for the ride. This place is an experience for everyone and a real diamond in the rough. I sugest a trip for the who family.

2
★★★★★

This was one of the greatest finds of the state. I have lived in many cities in Washington and traveled all over the country and I have yet to find a tea shop that compares. The owner of the shop is allways happy to meet and greet you at the front door with a true interest in helping you find the perfect tea for you. She is ready and willing to offer you as many samples as you can drink and serves her tea in the most beautiful setting. The store itself provides the widest variety of tea you will find in the area and they are fully equipt to help you with all your tea needs. There tea sets and acessories are wonderfly unique. Not to mention there wide selection of travel tea containers. And if you are on the go they are more than happy to whip you up your choice of tea latte or bubble tea for the ride. This place is an experience for everyone and a real diamond in the rough. I sugest a trip for the who family.

Pros: All you could need with an atmosphere to go with it

Cons: You will be hard pressed to find something you dont want to buy

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Service began before I even left work. Not entirely familiar with the Kent area, I called them for directions and they easily and clearly provided directions that were so easy to follow, I felt completely comfortable the whole way in. Walking in, the shop immediately impressed me with it's cozy and clean atmosphere - the lighting was very peaceful. The decor was calming and classy but in no way intimidating. The staff greeted me with a smile and a laugh knowing (somehow) that I must be the guy who called for directions. I arrived at the store at about 6:30. Seeing their hours posted as 7:00, I was concerned that I may be imposing or running short on time to make my decision from the myriad of tea they offer. I soon discovered this was not to be the case! I mentioned two varieties of green tea that I was particularly interested in and perused their excellent selection of Art Tea (if you have not experienced this you absolutely MUST! ask for one when you visit them) - while business was being finished with a few other customers. Then, I was warmly invited to take a seat at a table in the back of the shop. On this table were no fewer than 20 different varieties of tea! For the next almost hour and a half (yes) I was treated as an honored guest as I was offered each in turn with an small explanation about the tea - where it came from, when it was best harvested, composition and bouquet and ideal preparation...etc. Through this time I conversed with the kind lady (who turned out to be one of the owners) about their approach to their product and service. Once a year, she told me, she and her husband travel to China and hand select their product, have it harvested and shipped ("without blinking") directly - quality controlled from the source to the customer. Their knowledge amazed me! Having been in customer service for many years I can say Xia Xiun Tea takes their trade to the level of Craft...it is, to them, as much an Art as their service. {[;]}-|--<

2
★★★★★

Service began before I even left work. Not entirely familiar with the Kent area, I called them for directions and they easily and clearly provided directions that were so easy to follow, I felt completely comfortable the whole way in. Walking in, the shop immediately impressed me with it's cozy and clean atmosphere - the lighting was very peaceful. The decor was calming and classy but in no way intimidating. The staff greeted me with a smile and a laugh knowing (somehow) that I must be the guy who called for directions. I arrived at the store at about 6:30. Seeing their hours posted as 7:00, I was concerned that I may be imposing or running short on time to make my decision from the myriad of tea they offer. I soon discovered this was not to be the case! I mentioned two varieties of green tea that I was particularly interested in and perused their excellent selection of Art Tea (if you have not experienced this you absolutely MUST! ask for one when you visit them) - while business was being finished with a few other customers. Then, I was warmly invited to take a seat at a table in the back of the shop. On this table were no fewer than 20 different varieties of tea! For the next almost hour and a half (yes) I was treated as an honored guest as I was offered each in turn with an small explanation about the tea - where it came from, when it was best harvested, composition and bouquet and ideal preparation...etc. Through this time I conversed with the kind lady (who turned out to be one of the owners) about their approach to their product and service. Once a year, she told me, she and her husband travel to China and hand select their product, have it harvested and shipped ("without blinking") directly - quality controlled from the source to the customer. Their knowledge amazed me! Having been in customer service for many years I can say Xia Xiun Tea takes their trade to the level of Craft...it is, to them, as much an Art as their service. {[;]}-|--<

Pros: Can be a quick duck in for bubble tea - or sit and enjoy the hospitality and the artistry of their service!

Cons: The only thing that would make the environment more welcoming and calming would be if they had a few cats roaming about...but that's just not possible.

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This Tea shop is like no other that I have every been to. The people who run the shop are friendly and will sit you down to try different teas until you find the ones you like. You can sample just a few or almost as many as you want. They have about 200 types of tea, so the free samples and free education is paramount! They know a lot about the different kinds of teas. The fact that you get to try many of them is wonderful and will keep you coming back time and time again. You don't get this kind of personal service at any retail store that I have ever been to. Even if your not to interested in tea, I highly recommend that you at least stop in 1 time for the unique experience and learn as much as you can.

2
★★★★★

This Tea shop is like no other that I have every been to. The people who run the shop are friendly and will sit you down to try different teas until you find the ones you like. You can sample just a few or almost as many as you want. They have about 200 types of tea, so the free samples and free education is paramount! They know a lot about the different kinds of teas. The fact that you get to try many of them is wonderful and will keep you coming back time and time again. You don't get this kind of personal service at any retail store that I have ever been to. Even if your not to interested in tea, I highly recommend that you at least stop in 1 time for the unique experience and learn as much as you can.

Pros: Simply wonderful

Cons: Parking

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Last year this tea shop was an absolute delight. I always received a warm welcome, entered a bounty of wonderful goods, and could enjoy a lovely tea ceremony. But time seems to have a taken a toll on the proprietor's attitude. A friend and I visit Xiu Xian Tea, a face peeked out asking what we wanted. When I replied we would like to look in the shop, we were asked what specifically we were looking for. At that point, I should have turned and walked away. However, my friend had made a special trip, on my recommendation, to see the store. I wish I hadn't stopped by. I'd have preferred my memories of when the store and its owner seemed genuinely happy to see customers and treated them with respect.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last year this tea shop was an absolute delight. I always received a warm welcome, entered a bounty of wonderful goods, and could enjoy a lovely tea ceremony. But time seems to have a taken a toll on the proprietor's attitude. A friend and I visit Xiu Xian Tea, a face peeked out asking what we wanted. When I replied we would like to look in the shop, we were asked what specifically we were looking for. At that point, I should have turned and walked away. However, my friend had made a special trip, on my recommendation, to see the store. I wish I hadn't stopped by. I'd have preferred my memories of when the store and its owner seemed genuinely happy to see customers and treated them with respect.

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Knowing nothing about tea, Xiu Xian Tea shop was an amazing find for me.

The moment I walked in, Mako, the shop owner, was there to help me. When she learned that I did not know anything about tea, she immediately invited me to sit at a table, where she proceeded to make me lots of different types of tea. While doing so, she explained to me the different types of teas, what they are known for, and how to properly make tea from tea leaves (never tea bags). When she was done, I had a good idea of what types of tea I wanted to try, and I knew how to properly make tea.

The amount of tea her shop has is amazing. She has many varieties of green tea, black tea, oolong tea, red tea, and other herbal teas. She has so many different flavors, that I am still trying out new types months after finding Xiu Xian Tea shop.

I cannot imagine a better tea shop anywhere.

2
★★★★★

Knowing nothing about tea, Xiu Xian Tea shop was an amazing find for me.

The moment I walked in, Mako, the shop owner, was there to help me. When she learned that I did not know anything about tea, she immediately invited me to sit at a table, where she proceeded to make me lots of different types of tea. While doing so, she explained to me the different types of teas, what they are known for, and how to properly make tea from tea leaves (never tea bags). When she was done, I had a good idea of what types of tea I wanted to try, and I knew how to properly make tea.

The amount of tea her shop has is amazing. She has many varieties of green tea, black tea, oolong tea, red tea, and other herbal teas. She has so many different flavors, that I am still trying out new types months after finding Xiu Xian Tea shop.

I cannot imagine a better tea shop anywhere.

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The word is TEA, the benefit is well supported and the previous message was correct. The Xui Xian Tea shop in Kent is both quaint and like another world, one from the lands where the tea leaves grew, In fact the owner travels to each province in China where tea plants are grown and brings back only the best of each variety of tea, the best teas in the world. The owner will delight you with the best ways to prepare the teas and ways different teas aid the body. You may even get an insight into Chinese customs and the environment the tea plants are grown in.
As a customer of the shop, I cannot express how highly I recommend that you visit it. If you like tea and a truly Chinese atmosphere, a drive from anywhere in the Seattle area will be worth it. Please consider inquiring about the freshly brewed samples of a wide variety of teas to add to your visit.

2
★★★★★

The word is TEA, the benefit is well supported and the previous message was correct. The Xui Xian Tea shop in Kent is both quaint and like another world, one from the lands where the tea leaves grew, In fact the owner travels to each province in China where tea plants are grown and brings back only the best of each variety of tea, the best teas in the world. The owner will delight you with the best ways to prepare the teas and ways different teas aid the body. You may even get an insight into Chinese customs and the environment the tea plants are grown in.
As a customer of the shop, I cannot express how highly I recommend that you visit it. If you like tea and a truly Chinese atmosphere, a drive from anywhere in the Seattle area will be worth it. Please consider inquiring about the freshly brewed samples of a wide variety of teas to add to your visit.

Pros: The best customer service

Cons: Non

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Yuliya and Mako, two incredible ladies, welcome everyone through their door as friends and family, to a world of health by learning about and sampling many varieties of tea at thier unique tea table. Their knowledge of teas and products have to be experienced. Once a year, the owners, Mako and Robert, go to where the tea is grown and buy directly from the growers. They also buy the tea pots and cups on site. Their is no middle man in this operation. Spend some time and you will be hooked. Stop in and brouse; you will always be welcomed and have a happier day as a result. Tall Tom

2
★★★★★

Yuliya and Mako, two incredible ladies, welcome everyone through their door as friends and family, to a world of health by learning about and sampling many varieties of tea at thier unique tea table. Their knowledge of teas and products have to be experienced. Once a year, the owners, Mako and Robert, go to where the tea is grown and buy directly from the growers. They also buy the tea pots and cups on site. Their is no middle man in this operation. Spend some time and you will be hooked. Stop in and brouse; you will always be welcomed and have a happier day as a result. Tall Tom

Pros: a great experience

Cons: none

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While dropping some movies off at Blockbuster, I decided to check out the tea shop next door that had recently opened. Walking in, I was immediately greeted with an excellent atmosphere and excellent service. Seeing what seemed to be loose tea in bags, I enquired as to how I am supposed to brew it. This led to being shown the brewing, an invitation to sample anything I like, and my purchase of a nifty brewing cup along with a variety of tea. I will absolutly be back to this place, as I believe I just had one of the best retail experiences of my life.

2
★★★★★

While dropping some movies off at Blockbuster, I decided to check out the tea shop next door that had recently opened. Walking in, I was immediately greeted with an excellent atmosphere and excellent service. Seeing what seemed to be loose tea in bags, I enquired as to how I am supposed to brew it. This led to being shown the brewing, an invitation to sample anything I like, and my purchase of a nifty brewing cup along with a variety of tea. I will absolutly be back to this place, as I believe I just had one of the best retail experiences of my life.

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Educating the customer. There is so much people don't know about tea, just brewing it the right way is so important. Xiu Xian Tea is always so nice and cheerful when customers come in. This I especially love. If you want some of the best tea, this is the place to go! Once you go in, you won't want to leave. . Thanks so much, Susan,,, from Enumclaw.

2
★★★★★

Educating the customer. There is so much people don't know about tea, just brewing it the right way is so important. Xiu Xian Tea is always so nice and cheerful when customers come in. This I especially love. If you want some of the best tea, this is the place to go! Once you go in, you won't want to leave. . Thanks so much, Susan,,, from Enumclaw.

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First off, Thank you Mako and your team for all you do.

I was introduced to the tea shop soon after they opened whey they were in a little corner unknown in this community. From then on, I have introduced it to many friends, family and coworkers -- many who have now become regulars.

Want to have a "real" tea party? Need a quiet place to escape to in the middle of a hectic day? What about a creative date? If you answered yes to any of these, then Xiu Xian Tea is the place to go. The staff not only know what they are talking about, but they are friendly and caring as well. Mako is a wealth of knowledge and a gem. If none of these is a reason to visit, then using one of her special tea cups with a variety of her teas is a definite conversation starter. "What is that?" someone asks -- looking at your cup with a flower in it, or something that looks a lot like seaweed. What a great chance to talk to that someone who you've been wanting to meet.

Check it out, if you haven't already! You won't be disappointed!

2
★★★★★

First off, Thank you Mako and your team for all you do.

I was introduced to the tea shop soon after they opened whey they were in a little corner unknown in this community. From then on, I have introduced it to many friends, family and coworkers -- many who have now become regulars.

Want to have a "real" tea party? Need a quiet place to escape to in the middle of a hectic day? What about a creative date? If you answered yes to any of these, then Xiu Xian Tea is the place to go. The staff not only know what they are talking about, but they are friendly and caring as well. Mako is a wealth of knowledge and a gem. If none of these is a reason to visit, then using one of her special tea cups with a variety of her teas is a definite conversation starter. "What is that?" someone asks -- looking at your cup with a flower in it, or something that looks a lot like seaweed. What a great chance to talk to that someone who you've been wanting to meet.

Check it out, if you haven't already! You won't be disappointed!

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I found this teashop shortly after they opened and have become a regular customer. They have a lot of tea from greens to blacks to reds and art teas - they even have the best bubble tea in town. Mako insists that the customers sit down at a hand carved "tea table" in the back and sample any of they tea's they want. She doesn't want anybody to buy something they aren't going to like. The people that work in there are VERY friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They know more about tea and the health benefits than I ever knew existed. I love going in there and hate to leave. They have so many different teas that I'm sure they have something for even the pickiest tea drinkers. They have some great teacups and tea sets in the shop too. The owners go to China once a year and hand pick they teas and tea accessories for their shop. They are very careful at what they want in the shop and will only get the best stuff for their shop. If you want some of the best tea around, this is the place to go! Once you go in, you won't want to leave.

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I found this teashop shortly after they opened and have become a regular customer. They have a lot of tea from greens to blacks to reds and art teas - they even have the best bubble tea in town. Mako insists that the customers sit down at a hand carved "tea table" in the back and sample any of they tea's they want. She doesn't want anybody to buy something they aren't going to like. The people that work in there are VERY friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They know more about tea and the health benefits than I ever knew existed. I love going in there and hate to leave. They have so many different teas that I'm sure they have something for even the pickiest tea drinkers. They have some great teacups and tea sets in the shop too. The owners go to China once a year and hand pick they teas and tea accessories for their shop. They are very careful at what they want in the shop and will only get the best stuff for their shop. If you want some of the best tea around, this is the place to go! Once you go in, you won't want to leave.

Pros: Great atmosphere and knowledgeable staff

Cons: Never have enough time to spend in there

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I found this place about five months ago and have been going back almost every day since. The people there are very friendly, and really make you feel at home. They even remember your name and what you like after just a few visits. There selection in tea is the best i've ever seen, and the the staff is very knowlagable and can help anyone find tea they will enjoy. They let you sample the tea before you buy it too, so you can always be sure you leave with tea you will enjoy. The tea lattes are one of many unique selections that will keep you coming back again and again.

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★★★★★

I found this place about five months ago and have been going back almost every day since. The people there are very friendly, and really make you feel at home. They even remember your name and what you like after just a few visits. There selection in tea is the best i've ever seen, and the the staff is very knowlagable and can help anyone find tea they will enjoy. They let you sample the tea before you buy it too, so you can always be sure you leave with tea you will enjoy. The tea lattes are one of many unique selections that will keep you coming back again and again.

Pros: Friendly Service

Cons: Location

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I came from Russia couple years ago and there I always drank loose leaf tea, but when I moved to the USA I couldn't find any loose tea, everything I could find in grocery stores is tea-bags. But one day I was driving on the freeway and I saw the sign "TEA", I was so exited! I really enjoyed that place. They have so many different kinds of loose tea, and no tea-bags!!! I was like in the tea-heaven. And the most fun part is that you can sample any tea, before you buy it. Ladies who work there are very helpful, smiling and knowlegeble. I was really surprized that one of them is russian, so she really helped me, because my English is not perfect. I highly recomend to visit that place, it is really cool! I'm sure you will love it. It is the best place to buy tea!!!

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I came from Russia couple years ago and there I always drank loose leaf tea, but when I moved to the USA I couldn't find any loose tea, everything I could find in grocery stores is tea-bags. But one day I was driving on the freeway and I saw the sign "TEA", I was so exited! I really enjoyed that place. They have so many different kinds of loose tea, and no tea-bags!!! I was like in the tea-heaven. And the most fun part is that you can sample any tea, before you buy it. Ladies who work there are very helpful, smiling and knowlegeble. I was really surprized that one of them is russian, so she really helped me, because my English is not perfect. I highly recomend to visit that place, it is really cool! I'm sure you will love it. It is the best place to buy tea!!!

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I can always expect a bright face and smile at Xiu Xian Tea Shop in Kent! The staff is more than friendly and willing to help. The knowledge of the employees about the many different teas that are available is more than adequate. And the Tea selection is great! Over the past year I have become a tea enthusiast and a large part is due the friendly staff taking the time to show me the basics of tea!

Something to consider... A more modern ambience. Store layout should be more inviting to customers (i.e. more tables) and I would like to hear more tranquil music/sounds in the shop on a consistent basis.

Thanks,
White Tea #3!!!!

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★★★★★

I can always expect a bright face and smile at Xiu Xian Tea Shop in Kent! The staff is more than friendly and willing to help. The knowledge of the employees about the many different teas that are available is more than adequate. And the Tea selection is great! Over the past year I have become a tea enthusiast and a large part is due the friendly staff taking the time to show me the basics of tea!

Something to consider... A more modern ambience. Store layout should be more inviting to customers (i.e. more tables) and I would like to hear more tranquil music/sounds in the shop on a consistent basis.

Thanks,
White Tea #3!!!!

Pros: Service and Selection

Cons: Ambience

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Xiu Xiau Tea is the best kept Secret of Kent until you visit it once, then you are tellling everyone who will enjoy spending many endless times away in warm converstions nestled in the rich aroma of the Far East. The Class of the ladies that serve you is regal as well as warm. I have been captivated in engaging conversation as well as interesting illumination of many herbal flavors and healings. Don't Wait to hear more about one place you will insist on going when you want to step out of petty problems or just dance in the splender of a hidden local class. It's Just simply the best.... ! David Maier

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★★★★★

Xiu Xiau Tea is the best kept Secret of Kent until you visit it once, then you are tellling everyone who will enjoy spending many endless times away in warm converstions nestled in the rich aroma of the Far East. The Class of the ladies that serve you is regal as well as warm. I have been captivated in engaging conversation as well as interesting illumination of many herbal flavors and healings. Don't Wait to hear more about one place you will insist on going when you want to step out of petty problems or just dance in the splender of a hidden local class. It's Just simply the best.... ! David Maier

Pros: The delightful Heart sharing service makes a vistor on of their family the first cup of Tea

Cons: You Have to go home before they close and you can only take your warmed heart with you.

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If you are at all interested in tea you should check out xiu xian tea. They are great with answering questions and have the best tea around. Go to the store and get an education!!!

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If you are at all interested in tea you should check out xiu xian tea. They are great with answering questions and have the best tea around. Go to the store and get an education!!!

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I saw the advertisement from the freeway and had to check it out. I had been wanting to find a good tea shop for quite a while. I loved the shop. I have been looking for the flowering tea and they have jars of it. They are very helpful in selecting teas and describing flavors.

I recommended it to my son and his girlfriend. They went to the shop and loved it. Loved the customer service, bought some tea and also ordered some tea to drink while they were there. Son had a vanilla chia latte and said it was the best.

I am looking forward to going with friends and sitting and sipping tea on a cold winter day!!!

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★★★★★

I saw the advertisement from the freeway and had to check it out. I had been wanting to find a good tea shop for quite a while. I loved the shop. I have been looking for the flowering tea and they have jars of it. They are very helpful in selecting teas and describing flavors.

I recommended it to my son and his girlfriend. They went to the shop and loved it. Loved the customer service, bought some tea and also ordered some tea to drink while they were there. Son had a vanilla chia latte and said it was the best.

I am looking forward to going with friends and sitting and sipping tea on a cold winter day!!!

Pros: Was great, easy to get to and lots of parking.

Cons: None

 

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