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Loose leaf chamomile tea

max Oct 3, 2006 01:24 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get great chamomile tea? Or is there a particular brand that you like and where do you get it?

Thanks in advance.

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    laguera RE: max Oct 3, 2006 07:16 PM

    Try Upton Tea. www.uptontea.com
    They have everything. I buy their Egyptian chamomile; it has nice big buds and a lot of flavor. (I am no chamomile expert, but it seems fresher than others I have tried.)

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      baconstrip RE: max Oct 6, 2006 03:43 PM

      Takashimaya on 5th Avenue has very nice teas. I'm quite positive they have loose chamomile.

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        fauchon RE: baconstrip Oct 6, 2006 07:29 PM

        Huge 2nd to both Upton & Tak! Fresh, super high quality...utterly reliable....btw, I *believe* that Harney (another of my favorite tea sources) supplies teas to Tak....a fourth very reliable source is specialteas...they also have the Egyptian chamomile...looks similar to Upton's....



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        chow_gal RE: max Oct 6, 2006 03:51 PM

        I was upstairs at Kalustyan's last night and admired their wide variety of loose teas. I don't know that much about teas, but I wonder if the store has enough turn over to keep it fresh. The store certainly is popular. These were in big open tubs, and there were a lot of them. Also wonder if this is the best way to store them?

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          fauchon RE: chow_gal Oct 6, 2006 07:31 PM

          I share your suspicions...I refrain from buying their loose teas. However, their Turkish Apple tea (it comes in a green box...packaged in teabags...not fancy or "gourmet") is terrific...especially for iced tea....

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          chioubacca RE: max Oct 6, 2006 07:27 PM

          I really like Sensuous Bean which is at 66 W. 70th (close to the corner of Columbus and 70th). It's a small store, but the people are friendly and knowledgable. The place smells great because of their coffee beans, too.

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            G3B RE: max Oct 15, 2006 05:16 PM

            I love the Mighty Leaf brand of chamomille teas. I am not sure if they carry it loose though, I always buy it in tea bags. Just keep in mind that it is mixed with other things, like rose and citrus flavors. I like it, some may not if one is looking for a pure chamomille flavor, which this is definitely not.

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              haleyjen RE: max Oct 16, 2006 03:39 PM

              Sympathy for the Kettle on St. Mark's has great teas as well.

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                hongrynyc RE: max Oct 17, 2006 04:12 AM

                Yes, Sympathy for the Kettle St. on Mark's has it-- very cute place to sit and have a cup. But if you want the "tea experience" Cha An Japanese Tea Room on 9th St. (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.) is a must. They have large selection of tea, sweets and snacks that are beautifully presented. The five-inch high sweet buttery toast with red bean sauce is divine.

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