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Nov 20, 2012 04:11 PM

Loose leaf tea

Looking for a good place in Dallas or Fort Worth to purchase loose leaf tea. Sadly, I've been drinking bagged teas and would like to expand. Any suggestions are appreciated!

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    1. It's a chain (and was recently acquired by the evil empire, Starbucks), but Teavana is a nice store that has a ton of loose leaf teas for sale and sample, as well as contraptions to help brew said tea at home. I'm enjoying a cup right now! They're in several malls around the Metroplex:

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      1. re: DallasVegan

        If you mean T7 Tea, I did not know that. I'm not a fan of Starbucks in any way, shape, or form.
        Thanks for the tip.

        1. re: DallasVegan

          Thanks to you both! I'm going to hit the Teavana Plano location Saturday in conjunction with a Trader Joe's run for some holiday sweets. I love that Teavana has samples. Being a newbie, buying online scares me because I don't know what I like yet. Hopefully Starbucks hasn't had enough time to get their grubby little hands all over things. Happy Thanksgiving to you both!

          1. re: KrumTx

            And a very happy Thanksgiving to you and all Chowhounders!

          2. re: DallasVegan

            Personally I think of Teavana as a place that doesn't understand tea, has expensive equipment, and pushed flavored teas. Not as a place I'd go to for good leaf tea.
            Before I went there I would try the British Emporium in Grapevine. Not a huge selection of loose leaf, but at least I trust them.

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              1. If you don't have any luck finding something in the DFW area and are willing to order on the web, I recommend Harney & Sons. They have two brick and mortar shops in NY, but their entire catalog (which is a very impressive collection of teas) is online and they sell small sample sizes (enough for 3-4 cups of tea) of nearly all the loose teas so you can try them before committing to something to a larger amount. Their loose teas are excellent, I haven't found better.