Postcard Teas in London, Greater London
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Other than being so very photogenic, Postcard Teas has lovely teas inside!

The staff work with you one on one from start to finish. Their selection of teas is relatively small but high quality from small farms.

You can send postcards of tea from the shop (hence the name). I believe there was a selection of six or so of their popular teas that you could choose from. You address your postcard and they put it in the mail. You can taste any of their teas before buying for a little tasting fee as well.

Really fantastic and really lovely.

Whittards of Chelsea in London, England
5/5
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I love Whittards in Covent Garden! It’s always so lovely and the employees seem like they know what they’re talking about and always so pleasant.

The upstairs is a small shop with a representative selection of their teas. Then you walk down the stairs to the rest of the shop, which is many times the size and has a lovely little tea room and tasting area.

I’ve visited three times and it’s always a lovely experience.

Mariebelle in New York, NY
4/5
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Great little Soho chocolatier with a European-style cafe in the back room. They mostly have great chocolate but also great beverages. Predictably, one of the teas is a chocolate flavored one. We were also huge fans of the various hot chocolates. Everything is incredibly rich so the smallest size always does the trick. They also do a great matcha latte and incorporate matcha into a lot of their chocolates.

Try the white chocolate matcha bar, it’s my favorite. :)

It’s across the street from the Soho Harney & Sons if you’re doing a tea crawl and Palais des Thes is also nearby.

Javana Gent in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen
3/5
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This shop has tea floor to ceiling in cute tins. Lots of mostly flavored black teas. Makes good gifts.

Tin Roof Teas in Raleigh, North Carolina
4/5
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Nice tea and tea accessories, and local honey, and some sweets too! Always something nice here. The employees usually have a pretty good idea of what’s good, and they’ve got fun stuff behind the counter if you ask (like aged puerh medallions).

Bewley's Cafe in Dublin 2, Ireland
4/5
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Bewley’s Cafe closed in 2015 for refurbishment but is supposed to reopen in 2016. It’s located on Grafton Street which is the heart of Dublin’s best shopping district. Therefore, this fun shop is always packed to the gills regardless of having three (?) confusing floors. You come in, push other people around, and snipe yourself a table.

It was great for a cuppa and soup or a scone, especially because you were probably just walking around in some chilly rain. However, according to the Irish Times, when it reopens it’ll be much smaller with a smaller menu. So I guess we’ll have to see! Very sad times. I’ve probably been 4 or 5 times and I’m sad to hear it’s getting reduced.

Iris Tea & Bakery in Flushing, NY
4/5
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This place is too much fun. Amazing assortment of Asian pastries and tea. They do a great matcha latte but the Okinawa milk tea is the real standout.

Best if you’re not staying because there’s not much seating. Most of the food is perfect for walking and eating.

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