Tea, please?
May 7, 2009 9:53 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a good tea shop around Princeton, NJ. Any suggestions? I'm willing to drive a good distance, though a shorter drive is preferable.
posted by InsanePenguin to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Just go to Whole Foods and Wegman's. Both have tons of good teas.
posted by amro at 9:59 AM on May 7, 2009

Oh, do you mean a cafe? Or a place to purchase tea to brew yourself?
posted by amro at 10:00 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Bon Appetit in the Harrison Street Shopping Center has lots of fancy teas and things.
posted by mmf at 10:01 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks amro, but I'm really looking for a tea shop specifically. I frequent Whole Foods and Wegman's and I like their teas, but I'm looking for that little family-owned store where I can find other people who like tea, along with neat tea accessories.

In short, it's not just about the tea, it's about the culture.

posted by InsanePenguin at 10:02 AM on May 7, 2009

Response by poster: A little of both, amro. A cafe that also has a store attached, or just stuff for sale, would be awesome.
posted by InsanePenguin at 10:03 AM on May 7, 2009

Best answer: Kitchen Kapers in Nassau Square has a good selection. Googling shows some place called Jaya teas, but they appear to be web only. Also, you might be interested in the Tea Room Guide for NJ.
posted by caddis at 10:40 AM on May 7, 2009

Seconding Bon Appetit. Also, the natural foods store at the corner of Nassau and Harrison has some, I think. You might also try Small World on Witherspoon -- the big popular cafe, though I always found it kind of annoying. There at least used to be a place called Holsum Tea or something like that, also on Witherspoon, but the other side of the street from Small World.
posted by kestrel251 at 10:41 AM on May 7, 2009

Best answer: The tea guide lists Holsome Tea and herbs at 27 Witherspoon. There is one review and it appears quite favorable. I personally have not been to thes tea shop, but now i might have to make the trip.
posted by caddis at 10:48 AM on May 7, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks caddis, Holsome looks like it's exactly what I'm looking for. Going there after work today!
posted by InsanePenguin at 10:53 AM on May 7, 2009

There's a little shop in New Hope, PA called Cupteavity. Definitely family-owned (or at least a small business), you can buy loose teas or have a cup brewed, lots of accessories and tea paraphernalia.
posted by LolaGeek at 11:10 AM on May 7, 2009

Yes, Holsome is where you should go.
posted by RogerB at 12:44 PM on May 7, 2009

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