The Whistling Kettle opened in 2004 in downtown Ballston Spa, NY - only minutes from Albany and Saratoga Springs. Our vision was to combine an on-line shop, a loose tea and accessories shop and a full service tea room complete under one roof. In hindsight, this was the most difficult of paths - however it has brought us enormous rewards and allowed us to benefit from the knowledge and insight of meeting customers face to face.
The Tea Room
Voted #1 Lunch Spot in the Capital Region twice, our tea room is modeled on a classic urban design. No lace, or fine China - our offerings reach out to all age groups and genders. We also stock excellent craft beer! Our menu offers a wide variety of healthy food made from scratch, with minimal processed ingredients and lots of flavor. Tea culture can only be fostered by a warm atmosphere and quality staff.
The Web Site
Operating as a support site to the store, our website is an now an independant arm of the company offering the same quality service and selection to customers all over the country. We use much of our knowledge gained from our retail business to spot trends early and provide more resources to our on-line audience.
We produce 44+ page full color catalog of our teas - which is unique to all the retail tea companies. Our catalog is chock full of information and recipes.
Our tea blend labs began production in 2012 to produce our own custom in house blends. Examples of this are our Dr. Oz inspired lines of tea, flavored matcha and our flagship East Frisian Blend
Our menu is constantly evolving, but our goal is to continually expand our scope, product selection and quality while keeping a balanced approach. We constantly monitor inventory to ensure fresh product.
Tea culture is on the ascent in the USA. We hope to continue our growth and reach out to new locations in the next few years.