Tea Classes

Tea 102   Exploring the World of Tea

So many teas! Where do they come from?

How do you make a great cup of tea?

Sample eight different teas from the green tea plant: white, green, oolong, pu'erh & black. Learn about tea and herbal infusions.
Understand the proper brewing methods for the different types of teas.

Participants: Min 2, max 6
Cost: $30.00    The class includes a copy of “A Little Tea Book” by Sebastian Beckwith



Call 630-785-3697 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule yout class!


Afternoon Tea in the Emperor's Tea Room is temporarily suspended while Illinois is on stay-at-home. 

Interested in having Afternoon Tea delivered to your home? We are evaluating ways to do that, let us know if you are interested!

We're open again!

Yorktown Center is open, from 11 am to 6 pm daily.  Doors for the mall open at 10 am.  The mall has also announced Golden Hour for seniors, expectant mothers and those with underlying health conditions from 11am to Noon on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Our retail section is open for loose leaf tea and accessories, as well as hot and iced tea to go.  Masks are required in the store, and social distancing guidelines are recommended.  We'll deliver curbside if you wish!

The tea room and our seating area in the front continues to be closed until the next phase of reopening in Illinois.

The Windy City Tea Store is On-line! 

Order online and you can have your tea shipped via USPS or pickup curbside at Yorktown Center!  We'll even deliver to a three mile radius around Yorktown Center!

Clicks to Curbside

Here's how it works!

Place an order in the online store. Click on curbside delivery in the shipping options. Pick your delivery day and time!

The pickup area is by the blue signs at the Shops on Butterfield near H&M, enter Yorktown Center off Highland St.