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Dec 16, 2007 04:49 PM

looking for good loose leaf tea in NOVA

Looking for a good loose leaf tea place in NOVA. Been getting the bag stuff at TJ and whole food. Not that great.

More chinese and english teas. Less fan of indian.

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  1. Wegman's in Sterling has a pretty big tea selection. And they display tins that looks like they have loose tea. Might be worth checking it out. Also any Chinese grocery store should have some loose tea selection. GW in Marrifield, Kim Sum in Annendale, or maybe even Grand Marts.

    1. I had a thread on this maybe a year ago. Wegman's has a pretty good selection and they have somethings at cheaper prices than other places like your basic jasmine pearl green tea, and etc. It is loose leaf and you can scoop as much or as little as you like.

      Teavana in Tyson's has excellent tea.

      The place mentioned in old town isn't bad. If you can get to the Ten Ren it is very good.

      1. Russian Gourmet has a good selection of loose teas, although mostly Russian and Chinese.

        Swing's Coffee downtown has a better selection of loose teas. For me, it's worth the trip.

        1. I get my loose leaf tea from Super H Market, which offers a wide choice of Japanese and Chinese brands of loose-leaf tea -- all sold in in prepackaged plastic, rather than in bulk. My favorite tea is the genmai-cha (brown rice tea) from Maeda-en, a Japanese company.

          Super H Market
          10780 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA

          1. I just asked the same thing in another thread; based on the responses there, I went to Old Town Coffee Tea & Spice, and was very happy: