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Jan 6, 2008 09:42 AM

Quince tea?

I lived in Seattle for a long time and one winter staple we would buy at the big Asian grocery (Uwajimaya) is Quince tea. It came in a bottle looking almost exactly like this:

I have printed this out and taken it to two Asian grocery stores in Queens and no one I could find to help me* knew what I was talking about. Is this just a west coast thing? I will order it by mail if I have to but I've got to think there has to be SOMEWHERE I can get this here.

*I went on a weekend when they were mobbed and finding an English speaker was impossible so going another time and finding someone who can say, "We don't have it but you can get it HERE" might happen, but I thought I'd try here first. I can look in Manhattan or Outer Boroughs and I'll drive to Jersey if I have to.

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  1. I believe there are several H-Mart (Super H-Mart) stores in your area. I know that H-Mart in Federal Way carries a large selection of syrup teas, so they "should" also carry them in their NY locations.

    Here's a map link for one of them:

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    1. re: hannaone

      Han Ah Reum! There's one on 32nd St. in K-Town. brilliant, thank you!!!