About Us

Providing the best tea experience since 2004

Step through our doors and you'll know we're just not another tea shop. Our story started in 2004 when the founders decided to quit their jobs in NYC and follow their entrepreneurial spirits. Drinking tea became a habit for better health, but there wasn't any consumer friendly store to buy tea locally. The tea rooms at the time were all based on the Victorian era, not on the 21st century.

So a little village near Saratoga Springs, NY was picked as a testing ground for this new concept. Gone was the lace and frills, in was a comfortable, modern and attractive environment. While some traditional tea fare like scones were served, the menu was designed for all to enjoy - from warm pressed sandwiches to crepes both savory and sweet.

Tea was the focus, but high quality coffee and craft beers and specialty cocktails were also added to the menu. To complement the great food, an extensive tea selection was offered for customers to smell and see the tea prior to purchase. Self service sections allow customers to browse tea and accessories, read up on information and purchase tea in a variety of sizes.

We apply this philosophy to our on-line tea store, with top quality teas sourced from only the most reputable tea farms and blenders. Whether you are shopping for tea, unique products or just looking to get information, we are committed to offering you a great experience and increasing knowledge.

Best Tea Shop in the Capital Region

While anyone can claim they are the best, we have have been voted the best tea shop two years in a row.

"Open in Ballston Spa for 15 years, Troy for five and with a new location under development in Schenectady, The Whistling Kettle has a near-lock on the market and on the votes: The other four top finishers combined have 30 percent fewer votes that the Kettle"


The Founders - Kevin & Meahgan Borowsky