You wouldn’t know this place carries loose tea by the name. I’d been in there a few times before I realized they have a corner dedicated to over 100 loose leaf teas. Mostly you notice the chocolate and the ice cream, which are wonderful, but the tea is there too.
They have a decent selection of blacks to herbals to greens which all have smelling jars. The down side is that you have to buy in two ounce sizes. (Correction – I was there on 5/17/13 and they now have one ounce bags.) One plus is that if you purchase a tea tin you get 10% off all future purchases (over two ounces). Another down side is that not all of the staff who works there knows a lot about the teas.
You can have them make you a pot of tea and enjoy it in the ice cream parlour, but given that the kids behind the counter know mostly ice cream, I am unsure if they know how to steep tea. That being
said, I haven’t tried a hot tea in store yet.