Our love for tea goes way back. Just how far back, you ask?
By the 1920s, many immigrant women had established fortune-telling enterprises in major cities across the United States, but the practice had been frowned on; ordinances were enacted to ban payment for fortune-telling services.
To sidestep these laws, fortune-telling was moved into tea rooms, where the service was complimentary with a purchase of 25 cents or more. Through the 1930s, these types of tea rooms thrived in Boston, New York City, St. Petersburg, and, of course, New Orleans – one of the biggest American importers of tea and coffee since the 18th century.
One of the earlier establishments was our very own The Bottom of the Cup Tearoom. Since opening our doors in 1929, we’ve been serving up tea to guests for nearly a century.
Today, we continue to be a fixture for psychic readings in the French Quarter. We’re proud of our history and are excited to continue to serve some of the finest tea blends far beyond the borders of our city through the New Orleans Tea Company. We hope you will join us as we continue this exciting journey and enjoy the teas we have on offer.