I have been hearing a lot about David’s Tea ever since joining Steepster, and I must say that I became very curious about it. Not having any in the U.S., I was incredibly excited to learn that there are a few in Halifax, which was on my itinerary during a recent vacation. I can’t tell you about the tea itself yet, since I haven’t quite made it as far as brewing a pot, but the design of the store itself is what blew me away. It was so modern and young looking with bright colors and a lovely, minimalist space. No wonder why it has converted so many young people to tea! I also ogled all of the delicious tea-ware, including a gorgeous glass thermos and tiny tea tumblers. I don’t know when I’ll next make it to a physical store, but I definitely plan on frequenting their webpage.
Zingerman’s is an excellent high-quality food purveyor specializing in sandwiches, but not lacking in a tea selection. They mostly sell Rishi tea, but specialize in several varieties that are not widely available in supermarkets (such as Whole Foods). The owner has published a book entitled “Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating: How to Choose the Best Bread, Cheeses, Olive Oil, Pasta, Chocolate, and Much More” that includes a guide to picking out tea. When in Michigan, I always stop here to check out their selection.