Tea Gschwender
~ 1978 ~

Famous For: being an industry leading specialty tea shop.

Founded By: Albert Gschwendner began selling loose leaf specialty teas in 1978. Since then, his family-run TeaGschwendner has expanded to locations around the world.

Box Tasting: Windy City Blend

This blend, invented just for Chicago, is a delicious whirlwind of flavor, composed of seven tea flavors including sunflower, jasmine, rose blossoms, strawberry leaves, caramel, and vanilla. The Windy City Blend is their most popular flavor and after you try it you’ll know why!

Fun Foodie Facts:

  • All tea comes from the same plant! It’s officially called the Camellia Sinensis plant and from it, we get the 4 types of tea: White, Green, Oolong and Black.
  • About 4 million tons of tea are produced each year in the world.
  • A standard cup of coffee will have between 100 to 200 mg of caffeine, whereas tea will have around 40mg.

Savor Chinatown with a full immersion into the culinary & ethnic pageantry at five authentic, mouthwatering sit-down restaurants [Seasonal]

Tour Length3 hours
Cost$75 Adult | $90 Adult VIP | $40 Youth
Tour Distance1.3 Miles
NeighborhoodsChinatown

Explore historic Mom & Pop specialty food shops and indulge in classic Chicago tastes in Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods [Seasonal]

Tour Length3 hours
Cost$60 Adult | $72 Adult VIP | $35 Youth
Tour Distance1.3 Miles
NeighborhoodsGold Coast & Old Town