Spice Island Tea House is currently on a brief hiatus. In its place, we bring you Hawker Stand, a pop-up restaurant featuring classic street foods of South East Asia.  We will serve tasty dishes popularized by Asian food stalls, some of which you may recognize from the original Spice Island Tea House menu.   For more information on Hawker Stand, please click here or check out : 

Spice Island Tea House will return in late 2014 or early 2015.

After nearly 20 years, 6 days a week, we think that Spice Island Tea House deserves an extended vacation. But we are excited about exploring this new territory, and hope that you will be too.
Thank you for your patronage, and we hope to see you at Hawker Stand. 




(412) 687–8821



In Oakland

253 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15213



No Reservations.  

Loose Tea Infusions

Small Pot(19 oz.)  $3.50 Large Pot(39 oz.) $5.50


Fine Black Teas

Darjeeling (India) - “Champagne of teas” from NE India.  
Assam (India) - Rich, hearty full-bodied, and strong.
Ceylon - (Sri Lanka) - marked by its deep flowery aroma.  
Keemun (China)- “Burgundy of Tea” for its rosy bouquet.

Distinctive Oolong Tea

Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy)- Most acclaimed of the Oolong teas.

Healthy Green Teas

Pinhead Gunpowder (China) -Tightly rolled tea pellets unfurl to a robust dark green tea
Sencha (Japan) - Dark green leaves produce a slightly grassy flavor.
Young Hyson (Chinese "Chunmee")- translated "eyebrows" that infuse into a fragrant robust tea.
Genmaicha (Japan) - Green Tea with roasted puffed rice.  Toasty, vegetal with much less caffeine.

Special Herbal Blends

English Garden - Rose petals, blue lavender, rosehips, raisins, and mango.
Raspberry Herbal Spice - Raspberry leaves, rosehips, licorice, sassafras, cinnamon.
Lavender and Chamomile - Soothing, calming, and therapeutic.
Lemongrass Ginger  - Snappy and good for digestion
Goji Long-Life Blend - Goji berry, chysanthemum, and licorice.
Saigon Blend – Lemongrass, mint, licorice.

Fruity, Blended, and Scented Teas

Himalayan Spice  - Choice black tea with our own house spices.
Three Blossoms - Jasmine green tea, black tea, chamomile, rose petals.
Moroccan Mint - Pinhead Gunpowder and peppermint leaves.
Jasmine Green Tea  - Green tea scented with jasmine flowers.
Mango Indica Tea - A black tea flavored with dried mango.
Orange Spice  - Black tea with dried orange peel and spices.
Apricot Black Tea – Choice black with dried apricot.

Tea House Potables

Questions? Interested in catering? 

Let us know how we can help you.

(For take-out orders, please call the restaurant directly.  Orders via submission form or email will not be processed.)

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Spice Island Tea House™

253 Atwood Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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