Attention tea aficionados: tea nirvana is waiting for you in Bern! To begin with, the interior of Länggasstee is beautiful – it has an antique flair and is filled with an intense aroma of teas.
Take the creaking winding staircase to access the snug upper floor to have a cuppa. Every Saturday morning you can have breakfast there. The buffet is superb and you can serve yourself from an impressive samowar (a Russian tea vessel). Be aware that the breakfast is highly popular and you need to make reservations well in advance. Equally as good is their high tea for two people, which is available daily (booking is recommended though), apart from Saturday mornings. It consists of an etagere with high quality sweet and savory delicacies served with tea. This makes a generous full meal, the price-performance ratio is unbeatable.
If you want to deepen your tea knowledge, you could also attend one of their seminars (in German), a tea ceremony or tasting.
You find a wide selection of affordable quality teas and infusions, but also rarities for connoisseurs in the shop. Their knowledgeable staff would be happy to give you advice. I have never walked out with empty hands from Länggasstee. Either I treat myself with one of their teas or I buy one of their lovely gift sets as a present.