by Zach Miller
The Steeping Room is a high caliber tea house squeezed in the middle of the upscale Domain mall in North Austin.
With over 100 different types of tea to brew from white tea Jade Oolong to a black tea like Jasmine Silver needle, simply put the menu is overwhelming. Luckily the staff would love to get you a table and tell you anything and everything about the extensive tea list. Not to mention they have a wide array of vegan and gluten free foods and treats.
Not that I have eaten all the cupcakes from all over town, but they make the best cupcake I have ever eaten. I have, on multiple occasions, brought people to the Steeping Room to brag on this delectable treat.
Although the Steeping Room is more of an sit down and eat establishment, they have a cool menu and and a nice weekend brunch spread, the relaxed atmosphere isn’t geared to push customers out the doors to turn tables. They will serve you a pot of tea and give you some more hot water when you need it.
They serve a few specialty drinks but what they do brew, they brew well. They have about seven “tea-tails” like a Chocolate Chipotle Chai, a heated battle between the rich chocolate and the frothy, spicy chai tea.
As a final note they do brew a great cup of coffee as well. There is a Starbucks located next door and I will deliberately get a cup of Ethiopian yergacheffe coffee pressed because, despite the extra change and few minutes of brewing, it will be the better cup every day of the week.
The Steeping Room
11410 Century Oaks Terrace Suite 112
Austin, TX 78758
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