Feels old world, like an antique store, only the stuff is new. Lots of clear containers behind the counter to see, smell and taste. And they have lots and lots of good bagged tea—most of the stuff that you won’t find in the supermarket, like Revolutions, Two Leaves and a Bud, Kusmi Tea, Ahmed, Numi, Republic of Tea, and others, as well as more varieties than you’ll find in the supermarket for brands like Stash and Bigelow. There’s several of the Brit’s favorites too, like PG tips and others.
There’s also quite a bit of tea “stuff”: British pots, Asian pots, novelty pots… Lots of teacups, measuring spoons and a few strainers. They also have coffee, spices, chocolate and a bit of cheese.
I must say I question the wisdom of keeping the tea and coffee in clear containers, though it does look nice. Still… I’ll be back.
This place is hard to find yet it’s been there 30 years! After 13 years living near Old Town I still walked right passed it. The sign is not obvious, but look for a small one that is just tucked in the window above your head. It’s at 215 So. Union in the “Carriage” shops. About a half block south of the Christmas Attic and on the same side of the street.