Last week my friend Jane took me to Chinatown. On the way to the car, we stopped off at a lovely tea shop on Wentworth, called Ten Ren Tea and Ginseng Company of Chicago. The clerk that helped us was very friendly, and she gave customers samples of various teas, which was a nice way to try something new.
I needed matcha Green Tea and they had an exquisite one, which I have been enjoying in the middle of the day. I should have bought some Christmas gifts there, as they had some darling dishes and cups.
I love the way the dry loose teas are stored. So often stores are so quick to dowse their products with light and this tends to degrade the quality of the food, especially teas and herbs that are in clear jars. Their teas are in solid containers which would keep them much fresher and flavorful.
This is my all time favorite, and I regret not getting it for my favorite cousin, who loves cats. Good thing Christmas isn’t till December!
Another added bonus: the owner also likes LeSportsac Tokidoki bags. THAT alone is a reason to go shopping there!
Ten Ren Tea and Ginseng Co. of Chicago, Ltd.
2247 S. Wentworth Ave.