Thursday, October 19, 2006

WHERE TO BUY TEA


Ten Ren’s Tea & Ginseng Co. - 75 Mott Street, Tel: 212-732-7525 – New York’s largest and most comprehensive tea center founded by Mark Lii, whose Taiwanese family has been in the tea business for eight generations. Customers can shop for premium-quality green and black teas. They sell traditional loose tea leaves, tea bags, artisan-produced tea accessories, and ginseng. On some occasions visitors can even partake in a tea-serving demonstration and become educated on the traditions and customs associated with serving tea.
Kam Man Market – 200 Canal Street, Tel: 212-571-0330 – A Chinese supermarket that carries a wide array of Chinese food products, including an extensive tea selection.

For those with a sweet tooth, the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory also sells a green tea flavored ice cream. It is personally one of my favorites among many other flavors sold at this family-run business. Look out for future posts on my favorite store in Chinatown...the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my favorite tea is pu er, a red tea with a strong flavor. it goes well with Chinese dim sum.

4:28 AM  
Blogger Lewis said...

I'm afraid you left out the best place to buy tea in Chinatown: The Tea Gallery at 131 Allen St. They're a small operation and not a part of a chain, and they are tea fanatics. It's a place to learn about Chinese tea and to taste teas before you buy. It's best to call ahead at 212-777-6148.

Disclosure: I have become a friend of Winnie and Michael, the owners, but that wouldn't have happened if I had had any doubts about the way they do business. And I don't get discounts!

6:50 AM  

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