The Best of Silicon Valley 2012

Best Coffee & Tea


Best Tea Room

Lisa's Tea Treasures

1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell; 1145 Olsen Ave., Santana Row, San Jose. Tea is the most widely consumed caffeinated beverage in the world. And when it comes to tea time, Lisa's Tea Treasures is the place Metro readers love best.

Satori Tea Company 37 N. San Pedro St., San Jose and various farmers' markets

Fairmont Lobby 170 S. Market St., San Jose

Best Coffee Roaster

Barefoot Coffee Metro readers like their buzz the Barefoot way. The local roaster offers dedication to the bean and believes in doing right by the people who grow them. In addition to its own outlets in Santa Clara, Los Gatos and Campbell, Barefoot supplies high-end blends to many of the valley's restaurants and cafes.

Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co. 101 W. Main St., Los Gatos

Willow Glen Coffee Roasting 1383 Lincoln Ave., San Jose.

Best Pearl Teas

Fantasia Coffee & Tea

Multiple locations. The pearl tea phenomenon started in Taiwan and found a receptive audience in Silicon Valley, where it competes with coffeehouses for sweetened caffeinated goodness. Fantasia Coffee and Tea bubbles to the top for Metro readers.

Hydration Coffee & Tea 310 S. Third St., San Jose

Verde Tea Cafe 852 Villa St., Mountain View