Harrika’s has a whole lot of beer, but they also have a good bit of tea. I’m rating this for the tea aspect.
They sell a small selection from Harney & Sons and Art of Tea. There are tins in two shelves/cupboards. They also sell some Harney & Sons in bags, both single servings and in boxes. There are a number of tea accessories as well. It’s kind of self serve from the tins, which is nice in a way. They are pre-measured bags inside or you can ask to have a specific amount. One downside is I had no idea how long any of the teas had been there, but I’m sure that is an issue at other places. I wish they had something other than plastic bags for tea because one particularly smelly one kind of contaminated some others. A cool place nonetheless.
I have no tea shops (aside from Teavana) near me up in Virginia. So when I was headed down to the beach for a week I knew I had to find some tea places to visit!
The shop is fantastic to visit, they have a huge variety of teawares from teapots to travel mugs, some yixing pottery, chawans, etc. There is a huge variety of teas as well, some of which have little aroma jars so you can walk around and smell a bunch. The sales associate will also pull stuff down for you. They source from TeaGschwender and other place I don’t know the name of. The tea is very fresh and very good. They have a wall of “safety deposit boxes” of tea as the sales associate told me, as well as some already bagged in pre-determined weights. You can get 50g samples bags in a set of 4 (or more), or 100g, 250g, and 500g bags (I think…). Oh, there is also the newly installed honey bar in the back of the shop where you can try and buy different flavored honeys. The sales associate was very helpful and was glad to show me around and let me smell a ton of different teas. She wasn’t pushy, though it was obviously she was trying to sell tea (but that is her job!). She was honest though when suggesting teas. I think if I lived in the area it’d be a dangerous place for me, I will definitely stop by again if I’m ever in the area. Also check their Facebook page for events, there was a cheese and tea tasting the morning we visited.