Illuseum is a tea-shop & tea room located in one of the creative quarters of Riga – Miera street. As I am a tea person myself, the first time I visited Illuseum I was amazed both by the magical atmosphere and the exceptionally wide variety of teas that can satisfy every taste.
Illuseum was created in 2005 and had a very beautiful main concept and idea – to promote a new form of interaction between people. And it’s true – nowadays we barely have time to sit with a cup of tea and engage in leisurely conversations.
The selection of teas come from all over the world and there is a story to tell about each one of them. It’s not only a tea, it’s the whole ritual that Illuseum introduces – different herbs, herbal mixes, various preparation recipes. Here you can buy a wide variety of Chinese, Indian, Japanese and African teas to take away or enjoy in the cozy tea room. Besides that here you can find teaware, accessories, books and some surprising things like the powder that creates more intense dreams.
Illuseum definitely has some magic in it, it’s like a temple where you can escape the hectic city life and truly enjoy the tea drinking ritual.