Townshend’s Tea Company began as a college project at the University of Oregon in 2002. The idea was to bring together a casual college campus-style coffeehouse atmosphere with top-grade loose leaf tea. That idea has grown into four locations where everyone feels welcome to enjoy Townshend’s extensive selections. An inviting atmosphere, good music and friendly service make the teahouses gathering places for people of all ages. Opened in April 2006, this Alberta Street location is Townshend’s first teahouse.