Saint Paul, Minnesota
September 16, 2005
TeaSource is like a video store... for tea. You and your partner don’t need to agree on what you’ll enjoy, because there are a thousand choices!
This hip shop just off of Grand Avenue is not only great for purchasing tea, but incredibly informative, too. I walked in and immediately was asked if I had even been there before, and what kind of tea I enjoyed. The staff has a bunch of information sheets and different types of tea (green, black, oolong, etc.); plus, each individual that works there is also a fountain of tea-spurting knowledge.
TeaSource literally does have a thousand teas. If that overwhelms you a bit, try one of their samples. If you’re still confused, take a staff member’s suggestion. They found me a perfect black-green blended tea, with hints of cherry and peach in it, and it’s delicious! Every tea here is looseleaf, and sold in 2-ounce and 4-ounce bags. Just make sure you grab a tea infuser or bags if you don’t already have them.
The shop itself is open and airy, with very few decorations on the walls. The purchase area is set up like a bar, and there is a small seating area (they also sell cups of tea). Visit the TeaSource website to shop online and get directions.
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