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Vermont Liberty Tea Company Edit

3 ratings
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Type Tea Shop
Style Modern
Serves Loose-leaf
Features Tastings
Mon Fri 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed

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2 Reviews

Vermont Liberty Tea Company in Waterbury, Vermont
nvnohi rated this place
and said Edit

Introduced to this place by my mother-in-law. Unfortunately, Hurricane Irene has forced it to a temporary location at the time of this writing. However, the owner is VERY knowledgeable about tea and worth asking for a story or two. I love the way he organizes his teas, too, by type and such. He also uses distinctive blue tins for two sizes of his offerings and also has lots of nifty teawares for sale. He taught me how to grow ginger of all things… Oh yeah, and often when you pop in, he’s got one or more teas brewed up, ready for his patrons to sample. I discovered Cream Earl Grey and Osmanthus Oolong there and went back for more.

Vermont Liberty Tea Company in Waterbury, Vermont
Katherine rated this place
and said Edit

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.