The Examiner

From the Examiner The laid-back charm of Capital Tea

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.’ This quote from Henry James can be found on several tea samplers on the counter at Capital Tea, and sitting there beneath an artistic lighting display I would have to agree. Though I’ve known of Capital Tea for quite some time, this week was my first time in and I was fortunate to be able to chat with the owner.  Lisa Biro is a delightfully warm woman, and very knowledgeable. Going into her fifth year of business on South Broadway, Lisa’s mission is to “provide beautiful tea and beautiful food” to her customers. Capital Tea is a comfortable escape from the busy traffic of Denver, with understated natural decor and a cheerful staff. Whether you want to curl up on a comfy couch or work somewhere quiet with your lap-top, this place has a lot to offer; a relaxed atmosphere, WiFi, a kid’s corner complete with games, and an impressive menu. In addition to a well-rounded tea list, Lisa has an in-house bakery that whips up some lovely pastries as well as sandwiches and salads if you’re looking for some lunch. Her egg salad, made with smoky Lapsang Souchong tea, is just one thing that keeps the customers coming back for more. I didn’t have time to sample it, but I look forward to doing so soon.