This is my favorite place to buy tea. You can, of course, order online—but it’s well worth taking a stop into the brick and mortar store. The owner, John, is full of enthusiasm for his product, and it shows in the quality of everything he sells. When you buy a tea from VT Liberty, you can be sure you are getting exactly what you pay for—with lower grade (but still excellent) teas reflecting their price and more expensive teas being only top quality.
Liberty also has an amazing selection of unusual teas and unusual tea blends, many of which I had never heard of or seen before. French Blend, Buckingham Palace and China Osmanthus were among some of the amazing tea blends I was able to try for the first time upon visiting this store. He also has an excellent selection of tisanes.
Finally, one thing that can be counted on at Liberty is great conversation. The owner always has three teas to taste and loves to talk shop, and often talks about his experiences buying tea. As well as finding a place to buy excellent quality loose leaf, I found a store which broadened my understanding of tea and the tea trade.