This post was originally published on April 29,2008, but many of you may not have seen it.
*********There are lots of wonderful places to find out more about tea. I highly recommend supporting your local tea house - there aren't too many around. They usually have great tea, great food, tea gifts and tea for sale.
But there are many places on the web that have great tea info, tea gifts, and tea for sale. I've included a few that I like...
To find out where your closest tea place is, click here: Tea Map
They list tea places and include maps, pictures, and reviews - I discovered some new tea houses in my area on there!
If you can't buy loose-leaf tea near you, here are a couple of sites that I have purchased tea from:
Special Teas and Enjoying Tea
They offer a large selection of teas and gifts. Try some sample sizes if you're not sure about the flavors.
For more tea gifts and some pretty tea cards, try: Kimberly Shaw Graphics
The cards are lovely and unique. They often have clearance sales, too.
And, of course, there are many blogs about tea. I have recently found a couple that are lovely and very informative:
Tea Party Girl and Gracious Hospitality
**Updated to add my favorite tea blog with delightful tea party ideas and delicious recipes: Tea In My Cup
There are many other sites and blogs about tea out there, but these can get you started. Please leave a comment and tell me your favorite tea spots on the web!
I also find wonderful tea things in thrift stores. Do you have more places that you find great tea gifts?