Panama Hotel Tea House

Written by on December 18, 2013 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 2 Comments

( – International District, Seattle, Washington

Panama Hotel Tea House

How I heard of this place: When I first moved to Seattle, a new and soon-to-be good friend of mine wanted to show me around town, and some of his favorite cafes. We made our way to the ID, the historic and picturesque Panama Hotel and I was hooked!

Panama Hotel Tea House Portrait Wall

Type of cuisine: The Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House, a visual feast, serves grilled Panini sandwiches and fresh pastries.” Known for the plethora of unique and aromatic loose-leaf teas, the cozy, amber-toned space is inviting, spacious and warm.

Panama Hotel Tea House Counter

Ambiance: “While the palate enticing aromas quench your hunger your eyes may wander to the pictorial museum adorning the walls, or linger on the beautifully preserved original wood flooring.

Panama Hotel Tea House Front Seating

What I ordered: A pit-stop in our day of sightseeing to show off my favorite city, cafe by cafe, I left the choosing up to my sister.

Panama Hotel Tea House Teas

We delighted in the fragrance and soon indulged in the steeped comfort of our Tangerine-Ginger infusion pot for two ($11.28).

Panama Hotel Tea House Tangerine Ginger Tea

What I loved: Everything from the quirks of entry, to the calming ambiance, from the history captured in photographs lining the brick walls, to the soothing infusions consumed give life to the Tea House.

Panama Hotel Tea House Large Table

Why I loved it: See above. There is little wrong with this Tea House, and everything right about it.

Panama Hotel Tea House Seating

Cost: Average to high ($3 – $12 per cup or pot to share)

Panama Hotel Tea House Bear

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  1. Big Sis says:

    Yay! This was such a wonderful gem in Seattle. The tea was amazing – and the history of the cafe/hotel was also intriguing. Being in the heart of the Japanese-American community since the early 1900s… amazing legacy.

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