If youíre new to the world of loose tea, youíll want to check out Steap, where owner Peggy Stephens has an open-canister policy to encourage sniffing. The store offers a non-intimidating experience for those new to the loose stuff, and provides a variety of basic tea tools, such as infusing to-go cups, to get you started. With over 170 different varieties, you can pick from exciting flavors like Tiramisu or sample one of the eight types of Earl Grey. Your taste buds and wallet will leave satisfied.
111 South 18th Street, 215-568-2920, premiumsteap.com