Hidden away in the back streets of the Gothic Quarter, Salterio is a real diamond in the rough. A self-professed tea house, they have a wide selection of teas and infusions including authentic Moroccan mint tea. The atmosphere has the feel of a North-African coffee house and there are regular live music performances in the corner of the room. This is an independent tea house with a cozy, welcoming feel to it, ideal for getting lost between the covers of your favourite book with a cup of refreshing tea.
Probably the most famous tea house in Barcelona, Čaj Chai has well earned its reputation for serving some of the freshest and finest teas in the city. The name is a hint to what inspired the decor and feel of the place – the bohemian tea rooms of Prague – which are known as ‘čajovny’ or ‘čaj’ for short. The team menu includes black, white, green, blue and yellow teas, as well as varieties such as pu-erh or oolong, and of course the eponymous chai tea. When you have found your perfect match you can purchase the loose tea leaves to take home.
Buried away in the back streets of the Gothic Quarter, La Clandestina is the perfect place to escape the crowds and grab yourself a warm cup of relaxation. There’s a friendly, relaxed atmosphere here which makes it all the better for treating yourself to one of the many speciality teas on offer, including spicy chai tea and fresh mint tea. And for those of you who enjoy a good cup of tea alongside a slice of cake, there is always a great selection of mouth-watering, freshly baked cakes on offer.
This is by and large considered to be one of the best tea providers in Barcelona, with a selection of over 300 teas and infusions to choose from, including some of their own unique blends. All of Sans & Sans teas are available to buy loose but they also have a wide selection of teas in sachet for those who don’t always have time for a full pot. A Barcelona-based company, this is a name any local tea-lover will know and their teas are on sale in many of the finest restaurants and cafes in the city.
This independent tea shop has a second store on the popular Calle Parlament in Sant Antoni. They offer a wide selection of teas and infusions, as well as other ‘fantasies’ such as powdered teas and hot chocolates. In addition to the tea itself you can also purchase everything you need to make the perfect brew, from ceramic or Japanese tea pots to mugs, quirky containers and even kettles (not something most Spanish kitchens would have).