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Tea Rooms. Nuff said.

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Here's a bunch of places where you can get teas (iced teas, flavoured teas, the whole lot) in Colombo. Tea rooms, basically.

Dottie's English Tea Room
ODEL, Alexandra Place, Colombo 07

An authentic 'English tea room', Dotties serves up some amazing Earl Grey Latte and Colombo's only rose-infused pink tea. 

Dilmah t-Lounge
62/2 Block B, Chatham Street, Colombo

The Dilmah t-Lounge has been around for a couple of years, and has been pretty consistent in terms of food and service throughout. The t-Lounge offers you a variety of tea shakes, tea mocktails, iced teas, and your regular cuppa tea. 

Bubblelement (Colombo)
The Boulevard, 33 Queen's Road, Colombo 03

This doesn't really count as 'tea', but hey, Bubble Tea!

Heladiv Tea Club (Dutch Hospital)
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo 1

Heladiv Tea Club is a quiet, cool restaurant at the Dutch Hospital for sandwiches, waffles, a wide range of teas and even wine. These guys make an excellent Chai - a pot enough for two cups costs Rs. 250 - with that perfect blend of Indian spices and a little touch of mint, gives off a great aroma, and if you've had chai in India and liked it, this is a strong cup of nostalgia.

3-14/C1 Kynsey Rd, Colombo 7

If you want to have a nice tea in a Japanese auntie's house, this is the spot. Euphorium is a tiny, hidden tea house off the very end of Kynsey Road (the Central Hospital side). There's no food there and a limited menu, but if you're nice she might give you cookies. Their bags of packaged tea are quite good as well.

Blue Field Tea Centre
No. 54, Haig Road, Colombo 04

You won't be getting elaborate or fancy teas here if you're looking for shakes or iced tea or anything like that. What they do serve is solid plain tea, with milk if you want.

Tea Breeze (Racecourse)
GS 4, Ground Floor, Race Course Grand Stand, Reid Avenue, Colombo 07

They've got a decent range of teas, with the teas listed under which provinces they're from and whether they're iced or 'tantalizers' (basically fancy tea with icecream and chocolate sauce and all that).

Rama's Tea House (RIP)
935 Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte

Rama's Tea House is a strange mix between Cafe, Pub and Hogsmeade. You heard right. Hogsmeade. These guys serve Butter Beer. They have a small range of teas which are pretty good.

Tea Avenue
55, Barnes Place, Colombo 7

Tea Avenue is one of Colombo's many sleek and cosy tea lounges. The food is alright, but it's the ambience that's a notch above the others.

We'll update this list as we find more places, and if we've missed any, let us know in the comments or drop us a message!

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Dilmah disappoints. Went to the one at the Arcade, they had Lemon Lime and Ginger flavoured tea. On checking found that they use EGB and EH Lemon Lime for flavour. Tea is supposed to be healthy noh?

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Were these iced teas? I doubt they'd use carbonated beverages for hot tea.