Few places in Berlin are as extravagant in style as this tearoom. Sitting admits colorful carpets and cushions, you get to enjoy a tea ceremony from a giant samovar, with a selection of sweets and vodka on the side, and if you want some home-made dumplings. Sounds like a dreamy date with your loved one(s)? It is.
Compared to the minimalistic interiors of Berlin’s other tea havens such as Companion Tea this place may feel a bit old-fashioned. For one, you cannot pay by card (not joking, have your cash ready). Two, making a reservation via phone is highly recommended. You don’t want to be squeezed in but have all the time in the world to overlook this majestic tea room as if sitting in a giant tent in the middle of a desert.
Needless to say, the menu offers teas of all kinds and also a lot of hearty food for those who cannot get enough of Russian dumplings and soups. A cozy place through and through, you will leave your shoes at the door so make sure you wear socks without holes – or simply grab a pair of slippers at the entrance. One thing is for sure: you are leaving the fashionable, hip district of Mitte at the doorstep.