Best of Philly

2012 Tea Shop

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EXPERT PICK: “This is my go-to loose-leaf tea shop for everything from a classic sencha green to a rare Taiwanese oolong. I love the tea-starter kit for novices; it comes with a tea strainer, measuring teaspoon and three two-ounce samples. And the loose-leaf sample packs are good for experimenting.” —Alexis Siemons, tea consultant and blogger,

111 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215-568-2920;