Hey, Tea Lover!
We are SocieTea


At the University of Edinburgh Tea Society, civilised gatherings are our speciality. Whether you’re a tea connoisseur or just like a good cuppa, you’re welcome to join us for a drink and casual chat.


We enjoy high quality teas and infusions from around the world, provided locally by Edinburgh tea shops as well as gathered by our members on their travels. We try to impart knowledge about their origins and how they were produced as much as possible. If you choose to join our ranks, you’ll have access to our extensive ‘library’ of teas free of charge.


You can find us every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7pm in the University Chaplaincy Room 1.

Don’t like tea?

You can’t have tried them all. We drink black, green, white, yellow and flavoured tea, rooibos and herbal infusions. Challenge us to find something you like.


Membership is just £5 for the whole academic year, although you’re never obliged to join. Members will be issued with cards which give a discount at a number of fantastic Edinburgh tea shops though, as well as free or discounted access to our special events. After September, Weekly MeeTeaings are £1 per week for non-members. You can pay for membership in person at any of our events, or on the EUSA website.


Tea Classification

Tea Education

Our amazing CommitTea

You can contact us at edinburghSocieTea {at} gmail {dot} com.

Eva Stanistreet

Eva Stanistreet

El PresidenTea

Hao Zhang

Hao Zhang

El Vice PresidenTea

Kaisun Raj

Kaisun Raj


Jacob Milburn

Jacob Milburn


Alexander Pietz

Alexander Pietz

Tea Historian

Meredith Bailey

Meredith Bailey

(Extra)Ordinary Member



  • March 3rd, 2010

    Our Humble Beginnings

    The SocieTEA is born and her frist ConsTEAtution is established.

  • April 8th, 2010

    A Real Society

    EUSA officially recognises SocieTEA as university student society 🎉.

  • April, 2010

    Anteaques & Eteaket Partnership

    Partnerships are established with Anteaques and Eteaket.

  • September 17th, 2010

    First Japanese Tea Ceremony

    As part of Fresher’s Week, the SocieTEA conducted the first Japanese Tea Ceremony in cooperation with Mio Shapley.

  • December, 2010

    PekoeTea Partnership

    Partnerships are established with a new tea shop, PekoeTea.

  • December, 2017

    Rosevear Tea Partnership

    Partnerships are established with a new tea shop, Rosevear Tea.

  • September, 2018

    East India Company Partnership

    Partnerships are established with the East India Company.

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