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.