Nice teas and coffees
I am looking for top grade teas, preferably in tea bags if possible, for a friend of mine who is a tea snob. She is a world traveler and gets her best teas from London and Hong Kong.
Also, any premium coffee that I can bring back to her would be greatly appreciated
Price is not an object
Thanks in advance
Harney & Sons (http://www.harney.com/) in SoHo have a great reputation for quality teas from a variety of regions and preparation styles.
Fang Gourmet Tea (http://www.facebook.com/fangourmetea) is a premier vendor of high-grade Chinese and Taiwanese teas: they are #1 in NY in this category. Their annual tea expo starts @Sheraton La Guardia hotel in Flushing next week.
I strongly recommend you visit both stores in person.
The very best teas do not make it into bags; you have to buy them as loose teas. Although it's true that these days you can get some pretty decent ones in bags; far better than it used to be. I'd venture to say that your friend might not be a true "tea snob" based on her bag use. You should meet me and my tea snob friends. :)