Tea Forté Newbury St. COFFEE & TEA STORE

Extraordinary teas meet unparalleled presentation for an exceptional experience that could only be Tea Forté. We work directly with growers that share our dedication and determination to producing the definitive expression of every type of tea we feature. Our ingredients represent less than 1% of all the teas available worldwide. Our diverse, subtle flavors are a result of creating without compromise. Handcrafted luxury tea blends, design-driven accessories and exquisite packaging come together for an experience worth savoring every day. Steeped in over 35 countries, Tea Forté is proudly featured at leading hotels, restaurants, resorts and retailers – and is the exclusive tea purveyor for the James Beard Foundation.

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People love discovering this place.

Here's what people say after redeeming their Nift gift.

Great selection!

Rashi, May 4, 2020

Knowledgeable staff; elevated decor

Nicole, December 19, 2019

Beautiful shop with excellent service and selection.

Kira, November 16, 2019

Love this tea pyramid!

Rachel, November 10, 2019

Helpful staff. The tea packaging is adorable - makes for great gifts!

Christine, September 26, 2019

Staff is very knowledgeable. Big selection of teas.

Jessica, September 22, 2019

The tea here was so good! I love the berry black tea, and I intend to purchase more when I run out.

Irene, August 29, 2019

Excellent service

Lucy, August 27, 2019

Awesome customer service and recommendations

Caressa, August 3, 2019

The staff at Tea Forté was great! The individual there recommended several teas to choose from based on my interests.

Nicole, July 25, 2019

very helpful and friendly staff!

Gina, July 15, 2019

The selection was great, the samples were delicious, the teas were fragrant, and the staff was so kind and welcoming!

Sherri, July 11, 2019

Clean organized space with great options and a knowledgable staff.

Catrice, July 11, 2019

Loved it!

Kritika, July 2, 2019

Had no idea tea forte existed until I received a nift gift! Love it

Kylie, June 25, 2019

The shop was very nice. There are so many different kind of tea that I wanted to try. But they don't cell individual or small package so I bought $30.00 (20 teas ) that the store person recommended.

Mayumi, June 19, 2019

Very nice sales staff!

Olivia, June 8, 2019

Super excited about the raspberry herbal tea I got with nift

Julie, May 11, 2019

Great tea shop!! I loved the perfect balance of original teas mixed with unique blends. Some tea places really overdo the blends (coconut and chocolate in a tea???? That’s not tea anymore!) but this place found just the right mix of keeping to real tea roots plus uniqueness. Really helpful staff. I wouldn’t go here for my daily tea, but would definitely come back to purchase gifts for special occasions.

Masha, May 9, 2019

Super pleasant experience from Tea Forté!

Cerena, January 17, 2019

Very nice retail staff.

Tina, December 28, 2018

Was able to get a great hostess gift. 1st visit, will be back.

Dorothy, December 28, 2018

Great service. I'm looking forward to trying the tea I got!

Sue, December 26, 2018


Jade, December 24, 2018

It was a great experience! The staff were extremely nice and helpful, and the tea is delicious.

Caroline, December 19, 2018

great customer service and selection

Jason, December 17, 2018

A lovely shopping experience. Very fancy. Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. So many interesting teas. Combinations I have never heard of before. You can sample and smell the different teas and learn about them.

Sarah, December 17, 2018

Appreciated the opportunity to go some place that I may not have gone to otherwise. Staff was very helpful with listening to my needs and personalizing their recommendations for me.

Kristen, December 14, 2018

Beautiful store with superior product. Loved it. Will be a regular!

Alan, December 14, 2018

I enjoyed the experience, bought some tea, and got my free gift. Thank you.

Monica, December 12, 2018

Very nice place, and very nice people. Thanks!

David, December 11, 2018

Very good experience.

Julia, December 10, 2018

Tea Forte is awesome!

Kristen, December 7, 2018

Beautiful store and great service. Excited to try the tea!

Tiffany, December 6, 2018

Tea Forte store was great - lots of products, free samples of several teas, and friendly service from the shop associates! The only drawback was that there were no prices displayed in the store.

Amanda, December 3, 2018

The folks there were super nice. Love the vibe of the place - I'd totally hang out there with my friends!

Peggy, December 3, 2018

Great but a little pricey

Michael, November 30, 2018


Kathy, November 30, 2018


Shaun, November 29, 2018

Cute place, my girlfriend and I really enjoyed our experience at Tea Forte

Colin, November 28, 2018

Great customer service, great atmosphere, delicious teas. Easy to use the nift.

Andee, November 28, 2018

Friendly service

Michelle, November 27, 2018

Great selection, helpful staff. I even got an extra free sample with my purchase.

Leigh, November 27, 2018

The saleswoman was lovely and helpful and the atmosphere was great! Would reccomend, and I’m not a tea drinker!

Tonayo, November 27, 2018

The salesperson in the store was extremely helpful and friendly, and she helped me find exactly what I was looking for!

Tyra, November 27, 2018

Very helpful service. Large selection of teas and beautiful wares!

Karin, November 24, 2018

Incredible service 👌

Arnavaz, November 24, 2018

Very attentive and friendly staff. The staff person who helped me even offered and made an additional sample for me for a tea I was curious about.

Trisha, November 19, 2018

Never been there before, shop was cute and I liked that you could smell all the teas in one place.

Farren, November 19, 2018

Hi! Can we clarify in the future that the $12 can only be applied to the tea infuser? I felt a little embarrassed that I had to ask the sales associate, but honestly, on a graduate student budget, it'd be nice to have these specifics more clearly written out!

Katherine, November 18, 2018

Very helpful service and great tea offerings.

Marion, November 17, 2018

The manager was extremely helpful. Awesome store with really great features. Happy to have received a Nift credit there as I would not have known about it otherwise. Will be back!

Colin, November 17, 2018

Loved it, will definitely go back!

Kyla, November 17, 2018

The girls who helped us were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful!

Allie, November 16, 2018

Great gift....great and knowledgeable staff!

Carrie, November 16, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Tea Forté. The store is beautiful, and the staff was incredibly helpful. I had been meaning to stop in for a while, and I’m so happy I finally did.

Liz, November 13, 2018

My wife and I went to Tea Forte for the first time because we had a certificate from Nift. In short, Tea Forte is awesome! The customer service was great! Very attentive, very welcoming. The teas have remarkable taste and quality. We bought lots of different types of tea and will definitely be going back.

Korey, November 11, 2018

Tea Forté is a beautiful store. The staff members were pleasant and helpful. Look forward to returning.

Gary, November 11, 2018

good and good samples. only had one person working the store though so didn't get much attention and waited in line

Mason, November 11, 2018

I had the best time visiting Tea Forte!! I will definitely go back! The customer service was incredible, and the teas were such high quality. I’m hooked!

Katherine, November 9, 2018

Great tea infuser! I'm so glad I got this Nift gift, because it encouraged me to visit a store I wouldn't have otherwise. Now I'm definitely going to go back and purchase something!

Gaby, November 7, 2018

smelled a bunch of different teas and they even gave me a sample! really happy with the new teas that I got.

Molly, November 5, 2018

Super sweet staff

Irina, November 5, 2018

Incredible experience! The tea tasting is wonderful! Very pleasant and relaxing for a date or a weekend activity!

Roberta, November 4, 2018

The salespeople we so helpful!

Melanie, November 4, 2018

Great store!

Caroline, November 4, 2018

It's a beautiful space!

Matthew, November 1, 2018

Really awesome atmosphere and staff! I am definitely coming back.

Lena, November 1, 2018

The store is amazing and staff very helpful!

Jessica, October 27, 2018

Kimberly at Forte Tea was wonderful! Will definitely go back.

Annie Liza, October 25, 2018

The staff was informative and helpful.

Abigail, October 23, 2018

Tea Forté was great to pop into on a fall day. They have so many different teas and have created such a nice, relaxed atmosphere that lets you see and try their teas prior to purchase. Highly recommend!

Maddie, October 20, 2018

Great customer service

Josephine, October 20, 2018

The sales rep was great.

Les, October 19, 2018

I loved this little shop. The very knowledgeable and friendly baristas Facebook me a tea tasting and even showed me how to steep green tea (who knew there was a special temperature? It actually makes a difference). I will go back there to get my holiday gifts for sure.

Rachel, October 17, 2018

the sales clerk was wonderful and the prices were surprisingly good considering it's on newbury st.

Maureen, October 13, 2018

Great loose leaf tea and staff was super friendly. They helped us out for a good 20 minutes, letting us smell all the teas they had.

Sarah, October 13, 2018

Really cool tea shop with very friendly hosts, unique and calming interiors. They really make you feel welcome and will let you try any of the teas, which are delicious.

Jenny, September 30, 2018

The free infuser is adorable and really useful if you enjoy loose leaf tea. The store is beautiful and they have a great selection! The associate in the store at the time of my visit was so sweet and helpful in showing me around. (She also didn't force me into buying anything, which I appreciated.) I ended up buying a small trio of assorted teas after browsing the store. Overall, this was a great experience! Would definitely recommend checking Tea Forté out.

Menatallah, September 29, 2018

Very elegant place, great service, wonderful tea!

M, September 21, 2018

A lovely store experience. I’ll be back when I need some tea, for sure.

Jenessa, September 9, 2018

I will definitely be returning to Tea Forte after my first experience last week. The staff were helpful and informative, and the samples were delicious.

Lee, September 8, 2018

Very friendly staff - great gift

Lauren, September 3, 2018

Tea Forte on Newbury Street, the service was wonderful! If it was not for Nift, I would not have discovered this great place! I would definitely go there again!

Kai, August 31, 2018

Tea Forte has a nice collection of teas and the associate there offered two samples I enjoyed tasting. She also gave some information about the store and was helpful.

Srinivas, August 29, 2018

Excellent service!

Judy, August 27, 2018

The new Tea Forté retail store on Newbury Street is a lovely calm and quiet retreat from the hectic activity of Boston streets. The minimalist design aesthetic is striking. There were two retail associates working when my family visited and they were both pleasant, professional and helpful in explaining the different tea options. Did I mention samples? Delicious! They were happy to accept the Nift gift and that transaction was quick and easy.

David, August 26, 2018

I was so excited when I received this Nift gift. I hadn't heard of this local tea shop before, and now that I know it exists I'll definitely be back!

Kristen, August 21, 2018

The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The tea infuser is great for loose leaf tea

Amanda, August 20, 2018

Lovely store, with tastes of tea available

Rachel, August 8, 2018

Their tea is lovely and the samples are a great opportunity to try something new.

Lisa, July 26, 2018

The infuser was a great gift idea and I bought a nice Tumeric tea.

Susan, July 25, 2018

It was so cool to check out the shop and I love the gift. I will definitely be going back!

Alyssa, July 23, 2018

Hi there: Usually I'm a little intimidated by Newbury Street shops but the person working that early evening was very warm and inviting. All kinds of teas to choose from. Some samples were available to try in the shop. I love ginger tea and they had two types to choose from! Will definitely be back.

Bert, July 22, 2018

Loved the Nift and the chance to be introduced to this nice store!

Janice, July 19, 2018

The employees were very helpful and I ended up finding a great tea.

Natalie, July 15, 2018

So positive that I’ll be back!

Debbie, July 12, 2018

Very friendly staff! Store is beautiful!

Tyler, July 9, 2018

The salesperson was very helpful and patient as I tried several teas before purchasing a canister.

E, July 3, 2018

I had not heard of this new store, and the gift from Nift gave me the opportunity to go by and learn about its wonderful collection of teas. The staff was knowledgeable and courteous. I will definitely become a customer!

Cecelia, June 23, 2018

the woman who helped me was very friendly and helpful

Whitney, June 22, 2018

Great tea shop! They were super nice and you can get whatever you want. Great selection of teas and seems high quality.

Jenesse, June 21, 2018

I've had this tea before, so I know it's good and was happy to discover that they have a store in the area. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Note that Google Maps shows the store at the wrong address up the street!

Carol, June 17, 2018

Highly recommended 5 stars! Very professional staffs and upscale Tea stores that you have never seen it before! Very fancy!

Graham, May 31, 2018

I would highly recommend this place. The store is very clean and has a lovely aesthetic. You can smell all of the teas easily while seated. You can try some tea freshly brewed. They have variety packs as well as loose leaf tins.

Lily, May 29, 2018

great service

Payel, May 21, 2018

Great service! Great product! Had an enjoyable time.

Aimee, May 20, 2018

i'd rate it a 5. fyi, the app isn't allowing me to check the 1-5 scale & it didn't register the "my 1st time there ' option I tried to check too. 😊

Janet, May 20, 2018

Delicious tea, great customer service! Specifically brewed something we wanted to try.

Amy, May 15, 2018

Really good customer service! They gave me lots of teas to smell and taste, and we had a nice conversation about Lapsang Souchong tea, even though they didn’t carry it.

Joseph, May 11, 2018

Really neat specialty store!!

Cally, May 8, 2018

Tea Forte was great - super friendly and knowledgeable staff with very good tea!

Hannah, May 8, 2018

Very impressive store with huge number of tea options and accessories. Erin was so helpful in explaining everything they had, as well as providing samples!

Anders, May 7, 2018

It is a very friendly, professional and clean store with amazing selections of tea as well as cups and other tea paraphernalia.

Alexa, May 7, 2018

They were super nice!

Caroline, May 2, 2018

Staff was very polite and patient!

Wong, May 1, 2018

Very friendly staff. Good product. Would recommend #5, but the buttons are broken and won't click.

Keith, April 29, 2018

Nice shop

JM, April 28, 2018

The associates were knowledgeable on the different varieties of tea. And I also picking up a tea infuser holder.

Rick, April 27, 2018

The customer service specialist was friendly and very helpful at the Tea Forte. I was able to shop and taste samples of the tea.

Pat, April 22, 2018

This was a great experience. Very warm. I will go back!

Adam, April 19, 2018

Staff was wonderful and I will definitely be back!

Cailyn, April 15, 2018

The staff was so friendly and helpful. Tried three tasty samples of tea and ended up buying two canisters 😊

Jennifer, April 15, 2018

Great Service!

Garrett, April 14, 2018

Beautiful (pop-up) store and products. Loved the lay out of the store, the tea sampling, and the minimalistic design of everything.

Sandra, April 11, 2018

Clean, calm, luxurious

Jessica, April 11, 2018

I loved the store, and upon leaving, I was confused by the email from Nift. Could I have spent an additional $18 there? If so, I would have preferred that to getting a different Nift for the remaining value.

SD, April 10, 2018

Cool teas!

Kasra, April 8, 2018

Great customer service! They told me the history of the place, gave me a tour, and helped me out in picking the perfect tea for me!

Deanna, April 8, 2018

Really awesome staff!

Krystle, April 7, 2018

Allison was really helpful and friendly. I'll definitely be back to pick up some more tea.

Alexander, April 5, 2018

Beautiful store with delicious teas and friendly staff, prices seem comparable to other tea stores in the area.

Caroline, April 3, 2018

Very helpful service!

Yi Tak, April 2, 2018

Tea Forte has a lovely and relaxing shop on Newbury St. Their teas are beautifully displayed and they had 3 to sample. The store associate was very helpful and walked us through the loose leaf tea options and provided helpful recommendations. She offered to brew a tea separate from the ones that were available for sampling and gave us free samples to brew at home. I would highly recommend this store for tea lovers or those who want someone who is knowledgeable about different types of tea.

Dawn, March 29, 2018

They were great, very friendly and great teas!

Lori, March 25, 2018

Great service

Krista, March 25, 2018

Friendly and they gave us sample. The item I got was cute and practical

Ming, March 20, 2018

The service was wonderful! Thank you!

Brigitte, March 20, 2018

I live near here but never went in. I really liked the store and already want to go back and show my friend.

Laura, March 19, 2018

Very pleasant friendly service.

L, March 19, 2018

Salesperson gave me a lot of attention and let me sample and smell a couple of different teas. She also explained how to brew the teas. Really glad I stopped in.

Laurielle, March 18, 2018

Staff was very nice and helpful!

Andrés, March 18, 2018

Great service from the staff - very friendly and polite!

Amy, March 18, 2018

I loved how clean the aesthetic was, and the tea tastes great! Well worth a visit if you love tea.

Aditya, March 17, 2018

The staff was very friendly and they even gave me extra tea!

Bess, March 12, 2018

They were amazing! Very attentive and full of information. I look forward to going back!

Samantha, March 12, 2018

SO friendly and welcoming! Great atmosphere :)

Sarah, March 7, 2018

Nice selection of teas and the sales lady was very helpful. Makes for great gifts for tea lovers!

Cindy, March 6, 2018

I tried it out as soon you as I got home and it worked perfectly . Thank you for the great gift.

Carol, March 6, 2018

Excellent tea. great store design.

Anna, March 5, 2018

Great 5/5

Brandy, March 3, 2018

Loved the store! Erin was really nice and helpful

Monica, February 28, 2018

Super friendly worker, gave me a run-down of the place since I've never been there. Gave me samples to try on the spot and samples to take home to try with my new tea-infuser. 10/10!

Sujin, February 28, 2018

Friendly and knowledgable staff

Ian, February 28, 2018

The service at the store was great! Packaging was also beautiful but products could come in more size varieties.

Michelle, February 27, 2018

i loved everything about this tea store, i will be shopping there from now on

Diane, February 27, 2018

Great customer service, and fun selection of tea to choose from.

Elizabeth, February 26, 2018

Amazing staff. Amazing experience. I will definitely be back.

Alex, February 24, 2018

Have walked on Newbury so many times, but never realized this was here! Great tea shop! So cute!

Katie, February 22, 2018

so great! i received a tea steap triangle and some loose leaf i purchased! i will be back

Brittany, February 17, 2018

I loved Tea Forte! I am actually not a big tea drinker myself but I redeemed my Nift as a gift to a colleague. I was so impressed with everything about this place - the atmosphere, the products, the customer service - everything was great. I can't wait to share the gift with my colleague (and others) so they can visit the store themselves. Maybe I'll even become a tea drinker!

Emily, February 16, 2018

Fabulous customer service! After I identified myself as a newbie to exotic, loose-leaf tea, the shop assistants were kind enough to offer a tea tasting and described their method of brewing. Can't wait to use my new diffuser!

Sarah, February 14, 2018

Enthusiastically staffed storefront featuring tea products that are almost too elegant to drink. The store features distinctive blends containing unique ingredients such as butterfly pea flowers. The signature pyramid theme is carried throughout in both the single-use and reusable infusers. I cannot think of a place to find a better gift for a serious tea drinker.

Matthew, February 12, 2018

nice tea tasting

Jordan, February 10, 2018

My visit today was very pleasant even in this rainy weather! Erin was very helpful and friendly!

Vivian, February 7, 2018

This was a fantastic gift, thank you!

Liz, February 3, 2018

Cute store with a lot of great tea options

Yi, February 1, 2018

Tea Forté was great. The woman who helped me knew about all of the teas and let me try anything I wanted and made great suggestions.

Julia, January 31, 2018

really cool gift!

Linda, January 30, 2018

Wonderful products, will definitely go back

Julia, January 28, 2018

The people in the store were super nice and they had great samples

Fernando, January 28, 2018

Staff was very nice.

Judith, January 27, 2018


Dave, January 26, 2018

Very nice experience. Everything is so elegant and the tea is amazing. Ladies who work there are super nice. We will come back!

Elena, January 20, 2018

It's a beautiful shop with amazing service!

Chastity, January 20, 2018

The staff was so kind and friendly, and visiting the store to taste and smell the teas was super helpful! Highly recommend.

Jodi, January 14, 2018

Staff were super friendly and helpful and the layout of the store was very appealing. Excited to try my new tea!

Samantha, January 1, 2018

The store was so beautiful and the woman working was helpful and kind. Glad I know it's there now!

Megan, December 30, 2017

This was a great nift! Can't wait to try some loose leaf tea. The tea is pricey at Tea Forte, but they definitely have some great flavors. Staff was super friendly and knowledgable too!

Caroline, December 29, 2017

Everyone was so helpful and the tea is very good. There's a wall with loose leaf tea you can look at and smell before you buy.

A, December 28, 2017

The staff was very helpful in describing the various types of tea, and pointed me in the right direction for selecting some as a gift.

William, December 22, 2017

Very helpful employees and great customer service!

Natalie, December 17, 2017

Bright, feel good place- friendly and helpful staff!!

SUSAN, December 16, 2017

Great service at the store, great selection. Excellent customer service

Emily, December 16, 2017

Great place! I wouldn't have known about it without Nift, thanks!

Sevi, December 16, 2017

Friendly service

Pamela, December 12, 2017

Jason was very helpful and patient explaining the different teas. Seems like really high end, high quality teas.

Kate, December 11, 2017

Great place! Will definitely be back! :)

Hannah, December 11, 2017

The people were super helpful and gave me a sampler of tea bags to try!

Gina, December 9, 2017

Fantastic place for tea and accessories. The staff are wonderful and so helpful!

Phyllis, December 7, 2017

Staff was very friendly and helpful and I thought the Nift they gave was a cool way to get started with their brand/product.

Mickey, December 6, 2017


Lucia, December 4, 2017

Great shop!

David, December 3, 2017

Was such a great experience. Loved the store and the employees were so enthusiastic and willing to help me pick out the perfect teas!

Allie, December 3, 2017

The employees were super friendly and helpful. The store was beautiful. I am looking forward to going back.

Ilana, December 1, 2017

Good tea, great service, locally owned. Great stuff!

Jonathan, November 26, 2017

great store

Lipika, November 26, 2017

Terrific staff, and great products

David, November 17, 2017

Erin was very helpful and took the time to help me find the tea I was looking for and share with me some brewing tips!

Hana, November 16, 2017

They were so friendly!

Christine, November 13, 2017

loved the tea store

Szemene, November 12, 2017

Loved it!!

Joanne, November 10, 2017

Great service - staff went above and beyond in helping me with my purchase!

Michelle, November 9, 2017

Beautiful store with helpful salespeople. I am familiar with Tea Forte but it is my first time in a Tea Forte store. Nice to be able to see and sample the tea selections.

Kathy, November 9, 2017

Wonderful, friendly service! You can smell all of the different teas before deciding which to buy.

Annie, November 7, 2017
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91 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Tea Forté Newbury St.