chrl42 wrote:I go to Maliendao for tea.
There is my favorite Da Hong Pao store where only sells certificated Zheng Yan Wuyi teas.
For puerhs, I go to Korean-owned stores. Because at least they don't sell wrong tea at wrong price.
For greens, I go to any stores in Maliendao. It's not difficult to find good greens in Beijing.
Yea - yea! Rub it in!
I love to shop locally, the gratification of seeing and smelling the tea, and walking out with your little packages. Unfortunately, this is not Beijing, and tea places are few and far between.
One of teashops I return to is Tea Gschwendner, local for me. I get my Assams there. On the Internet my repeat business goes to Adagio (great samples), O-Cha and Den's (Japanese) and TeaSpring (Chinese). So it is 5.
There are a few others that have a high potential for my business, Hou De for example. But I have not bought tea there yet, so it is story for another day.
Assam Mangalam in my cup (from Tea Gschwendner.)