Pollen has a food menu and then Pollen has a tea menu and the tea menu is three or four times the size of the food menu, which is great because even the food menu is brilliant.
All their teas are house-blended and yet they don’t really sell take-home packs, though I have sweet-talked them into doing so in the past (I really needed some of their turmeric tea, I just did).
I’m a big fan of T2, from their branding to their stores to their friendly staff (ALWAYS SO FRIENDLY). The Carindale store is the newest Brisbane store to open (mid-2012); it’s close to where I work which means that I’ve suddenly spent an unfortunate amount of money. And I’m probably going to keep doing that.
Tea Craft loose leaf steeped in incredible little draining pots (where can I get one? I’m pretty sure I desperately need one), served up to the hipsters of the south side in takeaway cups. Try the warm spice, lapsang souchong, or moroccan mint for a real treat.