400 8th St NW Washington

VAMONDE Washington D.C.
Written By VAMONDE Washington D.C.


What eventually became several teahouses around the city grew from a passion for tea shared by Linda Neumann and Michelle Brown in the late 1990s. The goal was to provide a tea experience and education for customers—to ignite a like passion. To inspire others to know tea, not just drink tea. What resulted, was a place to go where the often-mysterious world of tea is accessible. The ambiance of the restaurant is tranquil, like a Japanese garden. It's not at all formal, you'll have a great time chatting with friends while sipping a nice cup of tea. Alongside the teas are served Asian-fusion dishes as a nod to the countries providing the luxe leaf.

The Menu

The menu is a mix of salmon, chicken, and vegan dishes. Carefully and thoughtfully executed, the menu offers something for a wide variety of taste buds. The udon noodle soup with chicken or shrimp is a favorite. Try Ordering a bento box. It's a great way to sample some of the cuisines if you're new to Asian-inspired meals. There are plenty of other tasty choices on the menu if you've got a craving for something different. Curries, veggie burgers, salads, they even offer breakfast options (Hint: the homemade granola is pretty delicious!).

And, by all means, do yourself a favor and order a Salty Oat Cookie before you leave the place. They’re over-sized oatmeal raisin cookies that are crumbly but moist and not too sweet. The salted exterior adds to the flavor of this yummy treat. Careful though, they’re kind of addictive. For a ‘tea-riffic’ experience, head over to one of Teaism’s three restaurant locations. Enjoy!

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Hidden Gems of Washington, D.C.


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