Food and Wine - The World's Best Tea Shops

Tea drinking is a centuries-old practice with a rich history steeped in tradition. Fine purveyors across the world are enhancing the experience by offering tasting salons within their retail shops. Here, tea company boutiques that master the celebration of this ancient art.—Megan Murphy

 

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Bellocq Tea Atelier - Brooklyn

Following the success of its London outpost, this award-winning purveyor and atelier relocated to Greenpoint. Bellocq's unique selection includes fine pure and organic teas, woody pu-erhs, and handcrafted artisan blends like the smoky Gypsy Caravan with Indian and Chinese black teas, rose and chile, or the fragrant Hindu Holiday with South African rooibos, ginger, cassia and cardamom.