Texas Specialtea Shoppe
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An unexpected delight, nestled in the woods.

Gil and Joan Douglas, Proprietors
26734 Clark Road
Waller, Texas USA 77484
Regular hours: Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

To all of our loyal friends and customers, and to those we have yet to meet...

Pssst! We'll be closed
October 18-19, 2014...

But we'll be back the following weekend
(October 25-26)
and every other weekend
for the rest of the fall.
Stop in and see us soon!

Our regular hours for the Texas SpecialTea Shoppe are Saturdays and Sundays only, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We will be sure to let you know when that changes.

We'll also let you know the schedule (and menus) for our monthly Friday night suppers.

Meanwhile, if you're new here, please feel free to browse our site so you can see what we're all about. We still plan on posting some new pictures as soon as we get a moment. (For a look at our menu, click here.)
~The Douglases

Like most places in the U.S., the large metropolitan areas of Southeast Texas are overrun with chain coffee shops, smoothie stores, and fast-food joints. But there is only one Texas Specialtea Shoppe. And you have to get away from the city to get here.

Nestled in the lovely verdant woods of northeast Waller County, Texas Specialtea Shoppe offers a delicious reprieve from big-city traffic jams, lookalike strip centers, and assembly-line "refreshments." Once you've been here, you'll see what you've been missing. And we bet you'll want to come back as soon as you can.

Tea...and more. Don't let our name fool you; we're much more than a tea shop, although we do serve up a mean glass of apricot iced tea (or peach, when the mood suits us), and we offer a tantalizing variety of gourmet loose teas as well. But we have a lot more to offer you. We're always busy in our kitchen, preparing a variety of treats both sweet and savory...from our fragrant homemade soups (our tomato basil soup never fails to win raves), to our delectable Belgian waffles and French toast (available on weekends), to home-baked breads that make you truly understand why they call it "the staff of life," to healthy, refreshing fare such as homemade hummus or our feta-laced Greek salads, to our eye-rollingly good brownies and cobblers. Oh, and we've been known to concoct some delicious smoothies too.

Something for everyone, including the kids... and the dogs (and the horses). We are not just a place for food and drink; we're a browser's delight as well. We offer an ever-changing selection of gift items for sale by local craftspeople and artisans. We are also a veritable mini-museum of fascinating collectibles that aren't for sale but are loads of fun to look at while you're enjoying your meal.

We even have a special kids' zone for younger tea connoisseurs, with kid-size tables, chairs and play food-prep stations, as well as dolls, toys, and books to keep the munchkins occupied while you sit back and relax. Recognizing that dogs are part of the family too (and being dedicated dog lovers ourselves), we have an outdoor dog-friendly area for your four-legged friends needing some respite and water – complete with some faux fire hydrants. There are even a couple of "hitchin' posts" for our horse-loving neighbors who may prefer to saddle up and ride over for breakfast.

Dine in or take out. We're always glad for you to linger, but we recognize that sometimes you're in a hurry, so we will happily prepare your food to go. Should you choose to dine in, you have a choice of our homey indoor area or our pleasant covered porch, which features a wheelchair ramp and ceiling fans for extra ventilation. Our outdoor dining area is an utter delight on warm spring or cool autumn days.

There is nothing like a walk in the woods. After you're finished eating and browsing, you might want to take a leisurely stroll along our natural wooded walking trails. (We'll have more information about our trails on this site soon.) Our forest is a pleasure for birdwatchers and nature lovers of all types. And if you love the place so much that you'd like to stay longer...well, we don't blame you. You just might be in luck, because we just might have a vacancy at our Waller Holler Cottage Bed & Breakfast.

Your special event is our "special-tea." Planning a bridal or baby shower, birthday party, anniversary celebration, or other private party? Talk to us. We can help you make it an event to remember. Or if your club or group is searching for a nice spot for monthly meetings or weekly get-togethers, we might be exactly what you're looking for. We're only a phone call away: 936-372-0097.

Our web site is a work in progress... and we hope you'll check back often. As you'll see, some of these pages are still under construction. But soon we'll have an expanded photo section, more information about local history and lore, select recipes, and more. Meanwhile, the links at the top and bottom of this and every page on the site lead to more information about who we are and what we do. (We will activate the links to our blog as well as to our Twitter and Facebook pages as soon as those are up and running.)

Better yet, pay us a visit! The link above the picture of our shop leads to the Google map, but here it is again. (You can get driving directions by typing in your point of origin.) Or if you're familiar with the general area and a simple map will do, here you are:

If maps and online directions confuse you, just give us a call at 936-372-0097.

Have fun browsing our site... and we hope to serve you soon!

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