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Kaleisia Tea Lounge
1441 E Fletcher Ave #101
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 977-8266
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Kaleisia Tea Lounge is your stop in Tampa for a healthy pot of freshly brewed loose leaf tea. The great selection of organic teas, quiet setting, and nice presentation make it the perfect choice for a rejuvenating afternoon tea break.

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  • Kaleisia Tea Lounge Food Preview
  • Kaleisia Tea Lounge Food Preview
  • Kaleisia Tea Lounge Food Preview


Kaleisia offers a full menu of every type of tea you can imagine: green, white, roobios, black, and special herbal blends can all be found on the extensive 100+ item tea menu.

The SnowBuds organic white tea was delicious: smooth, light, and not at all bitter. The presentation was nice as well: the bamboo based tea tray was attractive.

White tea is a perfect option for those who are trying to limit their caffeine intake as the content is much lower than black and green teas. You will get a small boost, but not the crazy energy jump you may experience with higher caffeine content teas.

Tea can be ordered in a single serving size mug or a full teapot (which is easily large enough to serve 3 or 4). Prices are very affordable with a large pot ranging in price from $4-6.

In addition, specialty tea based lattes and smoothies are an option for those with more of a sweet tooth.

A few light snacks including appetizers (veggie spring rolls, hummus & chips), hummus avocado wrap, salad, soups, and sandwiches can be ordered along with your tea. There are plenty of vegan and gluten-free items on the menu including a delicious Pumpkin Coconut Soup.


Servers were happy and friendly. Tea was brought out to our table within a matter of minutes.


Both indoor and outdoor seating are available. Non-smokers need to be aware that smoking is allowed outside on the patio. Not a good choice for a tea lounge, in my opinion.

A quiet Japanese tea room made out of local pine wood is the perfect place to study or read a book. If you prefer to socialize with friends, the main room is a better option as it is a bit more upbeat and modern.

The basic design is very minimalistic with little decor besides a few pieces of artwork and a few tea based knicknacks. The setting was a bit boring, chain-like, and bland in my opinion and could be spruced up to be a bit more cozy.

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Final Remarks

Overall, Kaleisia is a nice place to stop for a tea break if you find yourself traveling through the USF area of Tampa. The availability of a wide range of common and rare teas combined with great prices and friendly staff are a plus.

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