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Ming Ming Tea Edit

3 ratings
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Type Tea Shop
Style Asian
Serves Loose-leaf
Features Tastings
Hours
Mon Sat 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM 4:00 PM

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2 Reviews

Ming Ming Tea in St Petersburg, Florida
5/5
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tperez rated this place
5/5
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Going to Ming Ming’s was definitely the most legit tea shop experience that I’ve had. The store is owned and operated by a husband and his wife who’s family has a tea farm in Fuijan. I was slightly skeptical about the shop with their “weight loss” sign out front, but this turned out to be completely unfounded.

I had found their site searching for tea stores near my hometown a few months ago, and had been meaning to make a trip but never did. However, dropping and breaking my gaiwan during Christmas break pushed me to find a replacement.

Entering the store, Greg (the husband) came to greet me and show me their different teas and teawares, and made two samples for me while I looked around and we talked tea. While he obviously wanted me to buy something, he was not pushy about it and seemed to take genuine interest.

They carried about twelve different loose teas, several of which were grown by Ming Ming’s family or relatives, a few blends and bags, and to my surprise and delight, about twelve different cakes of pu’erh and a variety of mini-tuos.

The tea is good quality and fairly priced, and the nearly hour-long pilgrimage I made to the store was plenty worth it. I will definitely order some more tea from them when they get their new shipment in this spring. :)

Ming Ming Tea in St Petersburg, Florida
5/5
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tottie rated this place
5/5
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This is a family-owned (husband and wife) tea shop. They get all of their teas from a couple of tea farms in China (they are owned either by the wife’s father or other family members). They have a nice collection of pots, tins, teas (a few blended teas, but that’s not their specialty), brewing cups, and other tea accessories. When you walk in, the husband greets you and invites you to sit down and try any tea of your choosing. He gives you the background of the store as well as information about the farms and different teas. Behind where he has guests sit down to sample teas is a large picture of his wife picking tea from one of the family’s farms. This is most definitely my new go-to place for tea.