full leaf, loose leaf tea - where to buy?
- trev80 Aug 5, 2008 10:23 AM
I'm new to the city and looking for a place to get the best full leaf and loose leaf teas in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
i usually buy mine in Chinatown...there is the Ten Ren store on Mott, or Pearl River on Broadway/Grand, in their upstairs loft area...
I usually order online, but sometimes I'll go to Ten Ren in Chinatown, Porto Rico on Bleeker, McNulty's on Christopher st, and Fairways (they have a small selection). I think Zabars also sells loose tea by the pound. Whole Foods also sells loose tea by the pound, but it is pre-packaged and only one specific brand I think (can't remember the name...maybe Rishi?).
Kalustyans had some nice teas if I remember correctly, though tea isn't the primary focus.
The tea bins were located upstairs.
123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
re: Miss Needle
McNulty's on Christopher St. is like taking a step back in time. The staff is extremely knowledgeable without being snobs. I'm a tea novice and they introduced me to a number of teas and coffees which were just right for me. I visit often just to enjoy the aromas and the atmosphere; it's like being in a turn-of-the-century coffee/tea monger's shop.